Selma Country Club seeks its champion

Published 9:44 pm Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Selma Country Club is preparing to tee off for a tournament that is as old as itself.

The Selma Country Club will host it’s annual Club Championship starting Saturday and ending Sunday, with the club’s end of the year banquet honoring the winners at 7 p.m.

The tournament has groups for juniors, seniors, ladies and men.

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“This is annual club championship invitational,” said Tommy Burns, PGA Golf Professional with the Selma Country Club. “Every year we hold it the third weekend in August. It’s the Senior Men’s Championship, Men’s Club Championship, Ladies Championship and the Junior Championship.”

Burns said the tournament already has numerous participants lined up for each division.

“We’ve got 56 in the men’s division, 12 in the ladies division and there’s 14 in the kid’s division,” Burns said. “We will hold our end-of-our-year banquet Sunday night to honor all of our club champions and we’ll also place them in flights according to our handicap and the flights will be awarded winners in those divisions also.”

The juniors will be split up into age groups for boys and girls, while there will be one division for ladies played strictly on handicap.

Burns said there will also be a member-member team tournament running alongside the others.

The Juniors and Ladies divisions will have a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, while the Men and Seniors will have a shotgun start of 1 p.m. Saturday.

Past winners include Boris Levins and Barry Stephens, who won the member-member tournament last year, Don Blanton, who won the men’s championship last year by shooting a two-day score of 141 and defeating Will Pearce by one shot, Beth Mott, winner of last year’s ladies championship, and Ford Manderson — winner of this year’s 51st Annual Bud Burns Dixie Junior Invitational — won the juniors division last year.