Laurie S. Moran Chamber Classic Golf Tournament
It was a beautiful day as area golfers teed it up for the Laurie S. Moran Chamber Classic Golf Tournament on Friday, June 1, at Danville Golf Club. Sponsored by the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce, this year the Chamber Classic Committee and the Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors were inspired to rename this event in memory of former President & CEO, Laurie S. Moran.
Twenty teams, representing 80 golfers, participated in the golf tournament which is an annual fund raiser with all proceeds supporting the Chamber’s work in economic growth and prosperity for our region.
Capturing first place gross was the R.J. Baldwin Agency team of Bob Warren, Colby Warren, Chad Anderson, and Andy Lofts.
Second place gross winners were Jeffrey Haley, Buddy Rawley, Peyton Keesee, and Mark Vaughn representing the team of American National Bank & Trust Co.
The third place gross winner was the Sonny Merryman team of Lee Lovelace, Scott Blankenship, Scott Wintrode, and Andrew Shimpock.
Fourth place gross winners were R.J. Weaver, Jerry Oakes, Tommy Rogers, and Layne Mills representing the Virginia Bank & Trust team.
Rounding out fifth place in gross score was the JEB International Tobacco Company team of Mike Bayes, Derek Edmonds, Bill Gibson, and Bill Simpson.
Capturing first place in net score was the Dewberry team of Larry Hasson, Drew Arnold, Shawn Harden, and John Morrison.
The Danville Toyota team of Michel Mercado and Lamberth Powell finished second net.
Third place net winners were Charlie Vaden, Aaron Abts, Bill Thompson, and Bradley Taylor who represented the Columbia Forest Products team.
Fourth place net winners were the Moran Family represented by Bruce Moran (husband), Jeffrey Bond (son),) Austin Moran (son), and Yancey Moran (nephew).
Finishing in fifth place net was the Averett University team of Barbara Kushbar, Matthew Mann, Joel Nester, and Aaron Howell.
“We appreciate the outstanding support from Chamber members and affiliated businesses for this year’s tournament. We also appreciate their year-round support of the Chamber as we strive to increase the profitability and success of our local business community,” stated Brian Finney, chairman of the Chamber Classic Golf Committee.