‘Team Long’ takes 1st place on links

Published 10:09 am Tuesday, May 29, 2012

BAINBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL BEARCATS head football coach Ed Pilcher congratulates Bearcat Touchdown Club president Phil Long and his team on the 18th green at Bainbridge Country Club after they captured the championship at Saturday’s club golf tournament to benefit the team. Shown are, left to right, Mike Williams, Long, Wes Williams, Pilcher and Jay Hawthorne.

Bainbridge High School Bearcat Touchdown Club president Phil Long’s “Team Long” shot a 19-under-par round of 53 Saturday at the Bainbridge Country Club to win the club golf tournament that benefits the team.

The tournament was played under a four-man scramble format, with each player hitting his second shot from the spot of the longest tee shot.

On the winning team with Long were Mike Williams, Wes Williams, and Jay Hawthorne.

Individual awards were won by Bert Hines for being closest to the pin on Hole No. 3, Mike Jones for being closest to the pin on Hole No. 13, Tommy Nix for being closest to the pin on Hole No. 17 and Jay Hawthorne for having the longest drive on Hole No. 18.

Following the tournament, Bainbridge head football coach Ed Pilcher thanked all the golfers for playing in the tournament and supporting his team.

“The proceeds from our golf tournament will allow us to send our players to camps, which are very beneficial to them,” Pilcher said.

Long echoed Pilcher’s remarks, pointing out that the players work hard in practices and games and are a very close-knit group.

“With 34 seniors, our leadership is outstanding,” Long said. “We also have strong contributions from our underclassmen. It is just a special group of young men.”