Center scores a hole in one with golf tournament

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Golf carts are lined up waiting for teams of golfers prior to the start of the Center’s golf tournament at The Links at Greenfield Plantation. - Submitted | The Center of Anna Maria Island

The Center of Anna Maria Island hosted its annual golf tournament Sept. 27, and 28 teams of four came out to The Links at Greenfield Plantation to support the nonprofit.

This year’s tournament was made possible by title sponsor The Ugly Grouper. Additional event sponsors include 30 hole sponsors, Lancaster Design and Landscape as beer cart sponsor, Progressive Cabinetry as the hole in one sponsor, M Concept and Design Making It Wild. Anna Maria Island resident Tony Soletti and the owners of the golf course hosted the event.

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Waterfront team members Lauren Zoller, Rebecca Rich, Natalia Petrof and Michelle Woodson. – The Center of Anna Maria Island | Submitted

Professional long drive golfers Kevin Shook and Tyler Beasley also were on hand to showcase a long drive demonstration prior to tee time. Though the professional long drive team took home the first-place award, they graciously passed the honor on to the second-place team, Captain Major Fishing Charter, made up of team members Sam Major, Will Osborne, R.C. Martinez and Chad Blacburn. The last-place team was Team Steam Designs with members Melissa Williams, Frank Williams, Jill Pattinson and Reg Pattinson.

Earnings from the event were not available at press time for The Sun.