Winners of state Putt Putt tournament for Blind and Visually Impaired

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The 20th Annual Statewide Putt Putt Tournament for the Blind and Visually Impaired was held at Dan Nicholas Park on April 12.
The tournament was co-sponsored by Rowan County Parks and Recreation Department’s Therapeutic Recreation Division, Dan Nicholas Park and Salisbury Parks and Recreation.
Seventy-five putters from around the state participated. Each participant shot at least one round, and some got in two rounds before the rain.
Winners were as follows, based on one round:
A Division (totally blind)
First place: Elizabeth Parker, Rowan County, 47. She also won Most Holes-in-One, with two.
Second place: Jesse Smith, Avery County, 47.
Third place: David Myers, Davidson County, 50.
B Division (legally blind)
First place: Billy Milburn, Lincoln County, 42.
Second place: Thelma Williams, Yancey County, 43.
Third place: Bill Pfeufer, Iredell County, 45.
Most holes-in-one: Darlene McElroy, Rowan County, 5.
First place team: Yancey County, with a team average of 48.
Second place team: Lincoln County, with a team average of 48.25.
Lunch was provided at Dan Nicholas Park. Food was prepared by members of the Rockwell Lions Club. Donations toward the meal were made by Cheerwine Bottling Co., College Bar-B-Q and Flowers Bakeries Inc. Doughnuts were provided by Krispy Kreme. Sighted volunteers for the tournament were from Catawba and Livingstone colleges.
Participants in the tournament represented Avery, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Catawba, Davidson, Iredell, Lincoln, Rowan, Wake and Yancey counties.