A new event month for the 34th Annual Taylor Bank/Ocean Pines Junior Golf Scholarship Tournament, held on Wednesday, June 13 at Ocean Pines Golf Club, helped to top last year’s record participation, resulting in more money for junior golf programs and scholarships.
The event, which raises funds for scholarships for local high school seniors and for junior golf programs at the course, is hosted by the Ocean Pines Golf Members’ Council. It has been traditionally held in August but was moved to June this year in the hopes of having more temperate weather and to avoid conflicts with other tournaments, according to tournament chair Scotty Wheatley.
“As it turned out, the month of June had as many tournaments as August so I was surprised that we had as many people sign up to play. In fact, we had 80 golfers this year compared to 72 last year,” Wheatley said.
Wheatley is quick to share praise with others who worked to execute the tournament successfully, especially many of the members at Ocean Pines Golf Club.
“I would like to thank all the people who worked with me to put this together, all the people who played in the tournament and to give a special thanks to all of the sponsors who so generously donated to this event,” Wheatley said.