The 2017 Williams Baptist College Golf Tournament attracted 23 teams, a record number for the event, and raised more than $10,000 for the WBC athletic department. The tournament was held Friday, May 19, at Sage Meadows Country Club in Jonesboro.
Winning first place in the "A" flight was the team of Ty Jones, Clara Tefteller, Matt Dillon and Lana Guinn. The team, sponsored by The Wolf 106.5 FM, shot a 54. Jones is coach of the men's and women's golf teams at Williams.
Second place in "A" flight went to the team of Mike Miller, Tommy Campbell, Raymond Jackson and N. Ray Campbell. The squad, which was sponsored by Regions Bank, shot a 55.
First place in "B" flight went to Allen Smith, Johnathan Lawrence, Darrell Osburn and Bobby Burrow. The team represented The Hotel Rhea and had a score of 62.
Taking second place in "B" flight were Gwyn Jowers, Nathan McCallum, Herman Cortez and Charlie Throgmorton. Their team, sponsored by James Greene & Associates, also shot a 62 but came in second on a tie breaker.
Championship Level sponsors for the tournament were First National Bank of Lawrence County and Tekla Research.
Ace Level sponsors for the tournament were the The Ticket 95.3 FM/ 970 AM, The Hotel Rhea, Doty Family Funeral and Memorial Service, The Wolf 106.5 FM and Cavenaugh Ford-Lincoln.
Eagle Level sponsors were BancorpSouth Insurance Services, Sydney Ford-Coldwell Banker Village Communities, Master Group, The Solutions Group and First National Bank of Paragould.
Birdie Level sponsors were American Silica, Apex Communications, Arkansas Baptist Foundation, Barton's of Walnut Ridge, Brackett-Krennerich Architects, Brown's Graduation Supplies, Buffalo Wild Wings, Clark General Contractors, Dr. Karla Baltz Dental Clinic, Dr. Rebecca Edwards Family Dentistry, Farm Service, James Greene & Associates, Greenway Equipment, Integrity First Bank, Lyons Engraving, Nicholson Farms, Regions Bank, The Storehouse and Walmart of Walnut Ridge.
Williams is a four-year college in Walnut Ridge. The Eagles field teams in 19 varsity and three junior varsity sports. They compete in the American Midwest Conference of the NAIA.