Good weather and a good turnout for a good cause

In its 11th year, the annual Trent Miner Memorial Tournament drew over 100 golfers to the Perry Golf and Country Club Sunday.

A total of 77 golfers played in the afternoon portion of the 11th annual Trent Miner Memorial Tournament at the Perry Golf and Country Club Sunday.

Trent Miner succumbed to brain cancer after a long and valiant fight on April 6, 2005, but his memory and his indomitable spirit has lived on, as evidenced Sunday when over 100 golfers participated in the 11th annual parent/child tournament held in his honor.

The best-shot tourney is held in two parts, with the under-13 section playing in the morning. A total of 24 entrants teed off at 9 a.m., with Brett and David Roberts winning with a nine-hole score of 39. Bob and Riley Gilroy were second with a 40, with Lori and Kolby Gilroy third with a card of 42.

Riley Gilroy had the longest girls drive and Kolby Gilroy the longest boys drive. Both were measured off the eighth tee.

Three flights comprised the adult version of the event, which began at 1 p.m.

Jim and Molly Lutmer won the Champioship Flight with a 31. Chris Weyer, Scott Heldt and Ashlee Schuling were second on a tiebreaker with a 33, with Randy and Tony McCaulley third with their 33.

Tiebreakers determined the top three spots in the First Flight after the lead trio all tallied scores of 36. Winning were Joe Blaker and Harry Johnston, with Trevor and Matt Bird second while Kurt and Alec Klise placed third.

Dan and Cavan Finn used a 40 to claim the top spot in the Second Flight. Tom and Libby Zito won a tiebreaker with Kirk Dorman and Kelly Whiton for runner-up honors after both pairs turned in cards of 41.

Alex Klise had the longest women’s drive (third hole) with Kurt Whiton winning the long drive for the men (eighth hole). Molly Lutmer (second hole) had the longest putt for the women, with Steve Valine (seventh hole) draining the longest putt on the men’s side.

A raffle was held, as was both a silent auction and standard auction. Monies raised help fund the Trent Miner Foundation, which supplies scholarships to Perry students. To date, over $50,000 has been given to deserving students in Trent’s (“T-Bone” as he was affectionately known) name. Donations are also made to the Make-A-Wish and caringbridge charities. is happy to report on, and support, worthy local causes. You can do your part and help our cause with a $5-per-month donation or a one-time gift. To get started, simply click the Paypal link below.



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