Wilkes Community College Foundation’s 37th annual Henry Moore Scholarship Golf Classic, held Nov. 5 at Oakwoods Country Club near Wilkesboro, raised $46,000 to provide scholarships for students in Wilkes Community College’s Step Up Leadership Program.
There were 97 players in the tournament, with North Wilkesboro-based Window World Inc. as lead sponsor. The event has contributed about $711,610 to the WCC Foundation for WCC since 1984.
“The Henry Moore Scholarship Golf Classic is one of the longest-running golf tournaments in our area. I am grateful for the support of all the players, our sponsors, volunteers and the committee members who helped make this year’s tournament such a great success,” said Ben Garrett, Golf Tournament Committee chairman.
Winners of the 2020 competition were:
• First place gross: Cary Rousseau, Jon Gambill, Ava Tharpe and Scotty Nichols
• First place net: Robert Joines, Bill Isenhour, James Joines and Steve Bumgarner
• Second place gross: Ben Garrett, Chris Kennedy, Ricky Brooks and Randy Brooks
• Second place net: Jeff Cox, David Shockley, Mark Byrd and Travis Reeves
• Third place gross: Wes Minton, Rip Rollins, David Adams and Keith Johnson
• Third place net: Will Buchanan, Cam Finley, Cory Pardue and Dakoda Stone
• Closest to pin #8, James Motsinger
• Closest to pin #12, Eddie Walsh
• Closest to pin #18, Rip Rollins
• Longest drive #13, (men) Jason Greene, (seniors) Ron Pearson and (women) Ava Tharpe; chopper challenge, Rodney Shumaker.
Event sponsors were Carolina West Wireless, Arnold and Becky Lakey, Larry and Diane Stone, Bumgarner Services, Joe Campbell Roofing, the Sterling Group, Vannoy Construction, Brushy Mountain Smokehouse and Creamery, the Ragg Company, Pepsi, Rocky Hendrix, Budweiser/RH Barringer and Phillips Cleaning Service.
Business team sponsors were Finley Properties, Cutting Edge Lawn — Danny Holman, ECMD Inc., McNeill Chevrolet Buick and Nissan, and Skyline National Bank.
Business sponsors were Animal Hospital of Wilkes, Brushy Mountain Powersports, Carolina Realty Inc., CS Forester Benefits Group — Chuck Forester, InfusionPoints LLC, Vannoy Colvard Triplett and Vannoy and Susan Whittington.
Hole sponsors were Alliance Voice & Data Services LLC, Angie Sale/Ward & Ward, Badger Funeral Home, Benson Blevins & Associates, Bob and Carol Black, Blue Ribbon Lawn Care, Blue Ridge Tractor, Brame Huie Pharmacy, Brame & Owens Financial Group, Brand Jewelry, Carolina Comfort Heating and Air, Gordon and Abby Burns, Cook’s, Don’s Seafood and Steak, Duane and Lee K Cornett, Charles M. Drum, Gardner Glass Products, Jenny Hix, McNeely Pest Control, MECI & Associates, Inc., Phillips Cleaning Service, Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Carl and Peggy Swofford, Town of Wilkesboro, The 50’s, Vaughn Hayes, Wake Forest Baptist Health-Wilkes Medical Center and Wilkes Community College
Other contributors to the event were Ashe County Cheese, Boondocks Restaurant and Brew Haus, Chick-Fil-A, Cooks, Dom Bakeries, Harold’s, Leatherwood Mountains, MerleFest, New River Brewing, Pencare Total Office, Pepsi, Tractor Supply, The Walker Center, US Foods and WCC Absher Bookstore.
Volunteers working with the tournament were Austin Anderson, Steve Hall, Ray Arnold Lakey, Ann Parsons, Christy Perry, Bobby and Susan Phillips and Wes Whitson.
In addition to Chairman Ben Garrett, WCC Foundation Golf Committee members are Linda Absher, Evelyn Bumgarner, Danny Holman, Arnold Lakey, Jackie Mallory, Connie McNeill and Phil Stevens.
The golf tournament is named for the late Henry Moore, who was instrumental in establishing Oakwoods Country Club and was a strong supporter of WCC. He was eager to assist with planning WCC’s first golf tournament, helping with the event’s layout and other details.
Moore was also the first player to sign up to play, but died a few months prior to that first tournament in 1984.
For more information about donating to the WCC Foundation, contact the foundation office at 336-838-6491. Contributions may be sent to WCC Foundation, P.O. Box 120, Wilkesboro, N.C., 28697.