The 42nd annual Chris Roper Golf Tournament was held in Natchitoches on Saturday at the Northwestern State University Golf Course with four locals bringing home first prize. Playing under a scramble format Richard Tew, Ajay Tew, Cam Deal, and Pete Simonelli tamed the 18-hole course by shooting a 16 under par round of 55 over the par 72 layout.
The tournament is held in memory of Chris Roper, who was killed in a traffic accident over the Christmas holidays in 1982. A native of Camden, Arkansas, Chris was a senior at Northwestern State and the top golfer on the 1981 Demon Squad. He was also a Trans-American All-Conference team honoree.
Proceeds from the tournament are used to fund two scholarships at Northwestern State given to two deserving students who are Health and Human Performance majors at Northwestern. Over the years this event has generated enough money to support two scholarships that provide $1,500 per semester for the recipients.
Cathy, Cruse, Leach, and Brown win Tuesday Scramble
With seven birdies and an eagle for a score of 9 under par 27, the foursome of Leigh Cathy, Tommy Cruse, Noah Leach and Rick Brown took the weekly Tuesday Scramble held on April 18th at the Jackson Parish Golf Course.
Each week the JPGC hosts the tournament played in a scramble format made up of teams that are paired by handicaps and scores submitted. Each team receives and A Player, B Player, and so on with only first place receiving awards.
To register in advance call 318-259-7247 or sign up at the Club House Pro Shop at least 30 minutes before start of the tournament.
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