Kids of all ages enjoyed a fun outing of miniature golf Saturday at the first Putt for the Cure event, presented by Dr. Calley Jo Elsea of Cloudland Dental, to benefit the Upper Cumberland affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Players teams up with sponsors and host Pirates Plateau Golf Adventure to raise funds to help area women get needed screening exams, support patients and survivors, educate the public and support national research initiatives.
Golfers competed in the putt putt tournament in four age categories. Taking first place in the 7 and under division was William Goodwin, who shot a 51; second place was Amber Petrovit with a 54; and third was Luke Smith with a 64.
In the 8 to 12 category, Kelsee Neely took first place with a 47, followed by Yelena Stammen with 55 and Jillian and Ryan Petrovit tied for third at 56. Kayla Lewis took first in the 13 to 18 division with a 49. Kobe Raymond was second with 53 and Gage Raymond was third with 54.
Scorecard playoffs were necessary in the adult division, with both Brian Henson and Sean Petrovit shooting a par 45. Henson took first place in the scorecard playoff, with Petrovit taking second. A scorecard playoff was also needed to determine third place, with Brian Conatser and Josh Stone tied at 53. Conatser went home with the prize.
After enjoying a round of golf, players were happy to try their luck at several carnival games and enjoy the beautiful spring weather.
The committee thanks the generous sponsors who made this tournament possible: Calley Jo Elsea, DMD, of Cloudland Dental; Crossville Heating and Cooling; Rocky Top 10 Cinema; Crossville Computer and Repair; Dave Kirk Automotive; Mountain Motors; Beef and Barrel Restaurant; AC Electric and Refrigeration; Mayberry's Complete Home Furnishings; Wise Glass Crafts; the Crossville Chronicle; and PEG Broadcasting. Thanks, also, to Kevin Croteau, Dennis Croteau and Cecilia Huff, for graciously hosting the tournament at Pirates Plateau Golf Adventure on Peavine Rd.
"We had a wonderful day Saturday, and we are already planning to make next year's Putt for the Cure a success," said Heather Mullinix, tournament chairman. "We appreciate everyone's participation and we hope you'll come back next year to continue to help in the fight against breast cancer."
To learn more about Susan G. Komen of the Upper Cumberland, visit komenuppercumberland.org. Upcoming events for the affiliate include the 5th annual Race for the Cure, set for Sept. 22 in Cookeville. Registration for the 5K run/walk and one mile family fun run is now open online. Register before July 1 to be entered into a drawing to win two American Airlines tickets to anywhere in the continental United States.