Desoto County Sports

FCA golf winners announced

Photo: Carts line up before the start of the FCA State Qualifying Golf Tournament at Cherokee Valley Golf Club in Olive Branch. (Bob Bakken/DeSoto County Sports)

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) of Northwest Mississippi held its annual State Qualifying Golf Scramble event at Cherokee Valley Golf Club in Olive Branch on Monday, Sept. 13. The event is one of main fundraiser activities, along with the annual FCA breakfast held at the Landers Center for its many activities.

Pictured are the winners from Monday’s golf scramble who are now eligible for the State Scramble at the Old Waverly course near West Point. 

With a score of 18 under par, the Landers No. 1 team, composed of (from left) Morris Gaines, Randy Smith, Jeff Field and Johnny Hylander, finished first in the gross score category. They are eligible for the State Scramble at Old Waverly. (Courtesy photo)
The Windstone No. 1 team of (L-R) Don Palmer, Jim Webb, Jim Gately and Taylor Weaver shot 22 under par to finish first in the net category and are eligible to play in the State Scramble at Old Waverly. (Courtesy photo)
Bill Courtney (Bob Bakken/DeSoto County Sports)

Before the afternoon tee times began their round, Bill Courtney spoke to the golfers. Courtney, a successful Mid-South businessman, is also an accomplished speaker. Courtney is also known as the volunteer football coach of the Manassas High School team, whose story became the subject of an Oscar-winning movie “Undefeated” and the book, “Against the Grain.”  

The FCA State Golf Scramble is Monday, Sept. 20 at the Old Waverly Golf Course near West Point. 

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