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 width=The Lake Land College Foundation hosted 110 golfers this year in its 14th annual Golf Classic at Meadowview Golf Course in Mattoon.

Prizes were awarded for low gross and low net scores in all male team, all female team and mixed team divisions.

The winning all male team members for low gross score were Brandon Wright, Dieterich; Doug Schultz, Brad Weishaur and Tim Krause, all of Effingham. The winning female team included Phyllis Karpus, Barb Butts, Sandra Gourley and Janice Moritz, all of Mattoon. Winning low gross score mixed team members were Jennifer Jansen, Jaclyn Jansen, Bob Huey and Blake Koerner, all of Effingham.

The winning all male team members for low net score were Kurt Hartke, Bloomington; Doug Thompson, Eureka, Mo.; Kevin Lange and Greg Thompson, both of Mattoon. Winning low gross score mixed team members were Fredalee Hall, Charleston; Dale Hoots, Marilyn Hoots and Roger Dettro, all of Mattoon.

Prizes were also given for several different categories. For the longest drive, Sandra Gourley won in the women's category and Frank in the men's. For closest to the pin, Doug Schultz won in the men's category. Frank took the prize for the longest put. Dave Johnson took first place in the putting contest, while Blake Koerner took second. For the skins competition winners, $250 was awarded to Thompson, Lange, Thompson and Hartke. An additional $250 was awarded to Brandon Wright, Doug Schultz, Brad Weishaur and Tim Krause.

This year's Golf Classic raised $27,000 for the Lake Land College Foundation, which assists Lake Land in developing and enhancing educational opportunities and services to its students, alumni and citizens of the district. The primary goal of the foundation is to provide students with scholarships through funds contributed by individuals, agencies and corporations. Nearly $1.3 million in scholarship funds has been awarded to 2,253 students through the Foundation since 2007.

 
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