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Indiana Golf Office tournament director Todd DeHaven, left, and executive director Mike David breathe a sigh of relief after completing their 108th hole Tuesday at Harrison Lake Country Club. The pair raised more than $13,000 for the Indiana Golf Foundation and The First Tee of Indiana. PHOTO BY TED SCHULTZ
AS Mike David and Todd DeHaven finished their 108th hole late Tuesday afternoon, they were thankful to have been blessed with a perfect day for golfing.
Playing in temperatures that didn’t get much above 80 degrees, the pair circled Harrison Lake Country Club six times in a little more than 11 hours.
David, the Indiana Golf Office executive director, and DeHaven, the Indiana Golf Office tournament director, were doing the golf marathon for the 14th consecutive year and raised a record amount.
A little more than $13,000 will go to the Indiana Golf Foundation and The First Tee of Indiana program.
The pair played the marathon for the first time at Harrison Lake, where David is a member.
The first 13 years, they played at Seymour Elks or Shadowood, two courses where DeHaven had been the pro.
Tuesday, the pair started at 6:56 a.m. and finished at 5:10 p.m.
They averaged at about even par or 1-over for the day, and David saved his best for last, firing a 69 during his final round.
“It’s kind of funny; you get in a rhythm and start going, and you keep swinging, and we seem to play better when we do this than when we go out and just play 18 holes for some strange reason,” David said.
HLCC crowns junior champs
Matt Vorndran fired an 80 for 18 holes to capture the 15- to 17-year-old division and the overall Junior Club Championship at Harrison Lake.
Zach Friend carded a 49, and Julie Luken shot 57 for nine holes to win the 12 to 14 boys and girls divisions.
Bryant Trinkle had a 24, and Sophie Weeter carded a 31 for six holes to win the boys and girls 8 to 11 divisions. Teddy Littrell shot 18, and Beatriz Santana had a 14 for three holes to win the boys and girls 5 to 7 divisions.
Otter Creek to host event
Otter Creek will host the Hoosier Junior Invitational Oct. 12-13.
The tournament is a qualifying event for AJGA tourneys.
Otter Creek pro Chad Cockerham said last year’s Hoosier Junior Invitational had about 160 to 170 players from Indiana and surrounding states. The tournament is for both boys and girls and will use all 27 holes.
The Edinburgh Sons of American Legion Scholarship Golf Outing will be Sunday at Timbergate. There will be a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Cost is $240 per team for the first 36 teams paid by Sept. 1. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams, and fourth will be a blind draw. Dinner and awards will be at American Legion Post 233. For more information, call Bill West, 374-6763, or Kevin Rubush, 526-5240.
Pay It Forward Johnson County will host a golf event Sept. 12 at the Legends Golf Club in Franklin to raise money for local nonprofit organizations. Foursomes and individuals can sign up at payitforwardjc.com. For more information about registration or sponsorship opportunities, contact Erin Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-738-3434.
The 10th annual RE/MAX/Riley Golf for Kids Outing, a major fundraiser for Riley Hospital for Children, will be at noon Sept. 13 at Harrison Lake Country Club. Cost is $100 and will include golf, a cart, lunch and beverages. Tee sponsors are available for $125 or by donating a door prize. To sign up, call RE/MAX, 372-2200.
Ted Schultz is a sports reporter for The Republic. Send comments to email@example.com.
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