Tournament benefits scholarships

From News ReleaseJune 16, 2014 

From left, John W. Smith Jr., president of the Cooper Heritage Alumni Association, with winning golfers Keith Clark, Marty Klein, Chris Sluss and Sam Cadd.


The ninth annual N.L. Cannady Golf Invitational, held at Reedy Creek Golf Course near Four Oaks, raised money to award scholarships to seven high school seniors, who will receive $500 each.

Golfers from Clayton and surrounding communities came to compete for trophies and cash prizes and to enjoy a good game of golf.

“This was a great year for the golf classic,” said John W. Smith, president of the Cooper Heritage Alumni Association, which stages the golf tournament each year. “We had over 30 players this year. They all enjoyed the fellowship and knowing that they are contributing to a worthy cause.”

Oliver Taylor travels from Ohio each year to compete in the golf tournament. “It is something I look forward to each year,” he said. “Some of these players have not missed a year, and neither have I. I enjoy seeing them each year and playing with them. The weather was just wonderful for playing.”

First place went to the team of Sam Cadd, Marty Klein, Chris Sluss and Keith Clark. John Redfern received $100 for closest to the pin, and the longest drive went to Oliver Taylor, who also took home $100.

Smith thanked all of the players who took part in the N.L. Cannady Golf Invitational. “We work hard all year sponsoring activities like these to generate scholarship funds for our high school students,” he said. “Our children our most important investment, and these players have greatly contributed to this investment.”

The scholarship recipients will receive their awards in July.

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