Horne, Horne, Young and Covington win scholarship golf tourney

Dexter Nicholson | 2XIST Photography Pictured from left to right: Matt Holiday, Bill McKerry, James McDonald, Alphonso Wall, Jimmy Covington, Johnny Young, Larry Horne, Joe Horne, Vernon Allen (Worshipful Master, Poplar Hill 331), Micah Hawkins, Nigel Brown and Ralph Currie.

Dexter Nicholson | 2XIST Photography
Pictured from left to right: Matt Holiday, Bill McKerry, James McDonald, Alphonso Wall, Jimmy Covington, Johnny Young, Larry Horne, Joe Horne, Vernon Allen (Worshipful Master, Poplar Hill 331), Micah Hawkins, Nigel Brown and Ralph Currie.

Staff report

ROCKINGHAM — The four-person team of Joe Horne, Larry Horne, Johnny Young and Jimmy Covington combined to win the 4th annual Poplar Hill 331 scholarship golf tournament on Saturday at Loch Haven Golf Center in Rockingham.

The team shot an 18-under par.

The second-place team included Harold Sellers and Mac Paige (17 under) while the third-place team was comprised of Alphonso Wall, James McDonald, Matt Holiday and Bill McKerry (13 under).

Closest-to-the-pin awards were earned by Ralph Currie (No. 10) and Micah Hawkins (No. 12). Larry Horne was awarded the longest drive on No. 10 and Nigel Brown did the same on No. 16.

Dexter Nicholson | 2XIST Photography Young golfer Houston Hayden

Dexter Nicholson | 2XIST Photography
Young golfer Houston Hayden

More than 40 golfers from as far away as Maryland and Georgia participated in the charity event despite a steady rain that grew in intensity at times to a downpour.

Proceeds from the event assist Poplar Hill Lodge 331 in funding scholarships for local students. Last year, the lodge assisted 12 high school and college students. The goal this year is to raise $10,000 — enough to help 20 students.

Dexter Nicholson | 2XIST Photography

Dexter Nicholson | 2XIST Photography

Dexter Nicholson | 2XIST Photography

Dexter Nicholson | 2XIST Photography

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