2014 RCA Golf Tournament Photos & Recap

Thanks to everyone that participated in our annual golf tournament and to all those that made it possible, especially those on the RCA board's golf committee! The reason this all happens though is so that we can fund and present scholarships to deserving college bound high school students.

Thanks to everyone that participated in our annual golf tournament and to all those that made it possible, especially those on the RCA board’s golf committee!

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(Side note – Click on any of the photos to make them larger. You can navigate to next & previous photos from the box that pops up as well.)

The reason this all happens though is so that we can fund and present scholarships to deserving college bound high school students. Jordyn Izzo was the first to be presented with her scholarship. Her mother is RCA Member and Erie Insurance Claims Facilitator Cory Izzo. Jordyn is headed to the University of Mount Olive in the fall to study to become a veterinarian.

Scholarship Recipient Jordyn Izzo

Scholarship Recipient Jordyn Izzo With Her Parents – Cory & Steve Izzo

Riley Austin is the daughter of RCA member and NC Farm Bureau District Claims Manager, Jeff Austin. She is headed to Wake Tech in the fall and has secured a guaranteed admission to NC State in her sophomore year. She plans on studying horticulture and agriscience.

Scholarship Recipient Riley Austin

Scholarship Recipient Riley Austin With Her Parents – Jeff & Candace Austin, and Her Little Brother

The second reason we’re there is, of course, GOLF! Twenty one teams entered this year, but only one can win the tournament. Coming in third place with a score 10 under par was the team consisting of Jeff Austin, Neal Woodlief, Tolson Willis and Stephen Baynard.

Third Place Team

Third Place Team

In second was the team of Leon Turner, Andy McDonald, Steve Brinn and Palmer Sugg. It appears Andy couldn’t make it for the photo op. This team scored a very impressive 11 under par.

Second Place Team

Second Place Team

…and in first place, also scoring 11 under par, winning via tie breaker was only one man, Rob Clarke. Rob was playing with a teammate that hadn’t golfed before, so this was all him. Well done sir!

First Place "Team"

First Place “Team”

Congratulations to the scholarship recipients and all these great golfers! Now we get to the fun part; well, the fun part for me – the part where I got go to have fun with my camera and drive a golf cart around all afternoon.

Starting Off

Golfers Arriving

Golfers Arriving

Getting Everyone Signed In

Getting Everyone Signed In

Fearless Leaders Starting Us Off

Fearless Leaders Starting Us Off

Instructions

Instructions

Beautiful, Sunny Day

Beautiful, Sunny Day

Lovely Day at Wil-Mar Golf Course

Lovely Day at Wil~Mar Golf Course

No Chipping!

No Chipping!

...and They're Off!

…and They’re Off!

The Teams

Now we’ll go ahead and get the team shots out of the way before getting to some action. There are photos of every team and I’ve tried to get all the names right. If I’ve mis-matched anything, don’t hesitate to email and let me know. One important note – the names are not in order of the faces, they are in the order on our list. I couldn’t match all of them, so I didn’t do any to be fair. Sorry!

Jeff Austin, Neal Woodlief, Tolson Willis & Stephen Baynard

Jeff Austin, Neal Woodlief, Tolson Willis & Stephen Baynard

Neal Duff, Scott Brown, Doug Brooks & Morris Hinton

Neal Duff, Scott Brown, Doug Brooks & Morris Hinton

Rob Knight, Jon Hess, Randy Wenzell & Brett Druzak

Rob Knight, Jon Hess, Randy Wenzell & Brett Druzak

Nick Lee, Christina Brobak & Drew Mulder

Nick Lee, Christina Brobak & Drew Mulder

Chris Burkhart, Chris Matzuga, Brad Christensen & Dan Barnes

Chris Burkhart, Chris Matzuga, Brad Christensen & Dan Barnes

Keith Richardson, Lang Hunger, Wesley Harris & Federico Lobaton

Keith Richardson, Lang Hunger, Wesley Harris & Federico Lobaton

Sean MacCloskey, Skeeter MacCloskey , Jason Waters & Don Waters

Sean MacCloskey, Skeeter MacCloskey , Jason Waters & Don Waters

Mark Marshburn, Michael Spears, Dennis Paren & Will Basham

Mark Marshburn, Michael Spears, Dennis Paren & Will Basham

Drew Grice, Greg Horner & Dayle Flammis

Drew Grice, Greg Horner & Dayle Flammis

Bryan Crook, Donna Crook, Chris Skinner & JT Crook

Bryan Crook, Donna Crook, Chris Skinner & JT Crook

Leon Turner, Andy McDonald, Steve Brinn & Palmer Sugg

Leon Turner, Andy McDonald, Steve Brinn & Palmer Sugg

Chris Lebo, Kevin Best, Ben Thompson & Don Ennis

Chris Lebo, Kevin Best, Ben Thompson & Don Ennis

Sean Dennis, Michael Whitley, Aaron Kiefer & Andy Webb

Sean Dennis, Michael Whitley, Aaron Kiefer & Andy Webb

Rob Clarke, Travis Bailey, Mark Wilsion & C.G. Caldwell (Two of which are missing, obviously)

Rob Clarke, Travis Bailey, Mark Wilsion & C.G. Caldwell (Two of which are missing, obviously)

John Cathcart, Craig Tierney, Rob Taylor & Joab Cotton

John Cathcart, Craig Tierney, Rob Taylor & Joab Cotton

Van Powell, Steve Dadosky, Sam Sexton & John Gidley

Van Powell, Steve Dadosky, Sam Sexton & John Gidley

Tim Riordan, Paul McCoy, Tim Wilson & John Ruocchio

Tim Riordan, Paul McCoy, Tim Wilson & John Ruocchio

Eddie Jones, Reggie Hewett, Jerry Wiley & Ken DelCogliano

Eddie Jones, Reggie Hewett, Jerry Wiley & Ken DelCogliano

Michael Garove and Teammate (Sorry)

The 1-800-Water Damage Team

Angie Willis, Craig Burris, John Miller & Chris Cabiness

Angie Willis, Craig Burris, John Miller & Chris Cabiness

Georgia Calloway, Chuck Calloway, Anne Bosier & Sean Bosier

Georgia Calloway, Chuck Calloway, Anne Bosier & Sean Bosier

Sponsors

Of course, where would we be without our sponsors? Some of them are photographed above, but here are the rest. Apologies if I missed anyone!

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The Course

Friday was just a lovely day outside. It was clear as it could be and cool. You couldn’t ask for a better day for golf. The course was beautiful too.

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Action!

Now on to the fun part – the action! rca-g14-action-11

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Last, but certainly not least – bringing up the next generation! rca-g14-action-13Thank you all for making the 2014 RCA Golf Tournament a success!

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