By Ed Greif
The winners of the fall City of Crossville Golf Tournament played Oct. 2 were determined via scorecard playoffs, but the highlight of the tournament was a hole-in-one by former Tansi professional Aubrey King.
King, playing with Mayor J.H. Graham III, Bob Stackhouse and Jim Petty, used a driver to record an ace on the par 4, 270-yard, 11th hole. It took King 56 years to record the one in a million shot. He was the head professional at Lake Tansi for 37 years.
His son, Cody, who is now working as an assistant pro, was driving down the car path behind the 11th green, when he noticed a ball mark left near the pin. When he looked into the hole there was his dad's ball. Then, he noticed the foursome coming down the fairway toward the green.
The ace helped King's team finish with a 16-under-par 56, but their score was not counted in the overall competition.
Sonya Rimmer, Leslie Letner, Sharon Kington and Jordan Vance won the first flight in a scorecard playoff over Ed Barnwell, Craig Wyatt, Ernest Barnwell and Kyle Turner. Both teams finished with a 15-under-par 57.
Before the second flight winners and runners-up were determined, a second playoff was used to place six teams who finished at 10-under-par 62.
The teams of Aaron Peters, Milton Brady, Pat Eberhart and Rocky Gora, and Tersa Lively, Travis Wilson, Nathan Lively and Gary Lively were placed into the first flight to help even the two flights.
Dale Wheeler, Tina Wheeler, Mike Mountain and Will Ballard were awarded the second flight win in the scorecard playoff over Tommy Waltman, Mike Dalton, Jim Hatler and Gerald Brewer.
The other two teams at 62 were Bill Matherly, Jim Goins, Dan Kington and Bill Nichols, and Frank Thierry, Charlie Barfield, Danny Plumlee and Doug Hanson.
There were special prizes awarded for closest to the pin and longest drive.
Closest to the pin winners were Nathan Lively (No. 3), Reggie Brown (No. 6), Tommy Waltman (No. 12) and Micah McShan (No. 15). Longest drive winners were Aubrey King (No. 9) and Tom Solberg (No. 16).
Several door prizes were given away after dinner.
57: Sonya Rimmer, Leslie Letner, Sharon Kington, Jordan Vance
57: Ed Barnwell, Craig Wyatt, Ernest Barnwell, Kyle Turner
58: Roger Potter, Micah McShan, Rob Jones, Chuck Dale
59: Brett Elmore, Russell Hall, Brad Eldridge, John Cook
59: Brian Wyatt, Bill Moon, Steve Kotus, Dale Houston
59: Cory Bosanko, Jeff Waldo, Tom Solberg, Jason Sitton
60: Mark Witt, Tim Hurley, Bob Spencer, Jordan Witt
61: Danny Wyatt, Brad Wyatt, Dalton Bell, David Bell
61: Eddie Liskovec, Bill Roberts, Sonny Poland, Everett Cook
61: Don Napier, Buck Wood, Jack Napier, Bernie Bunyak
62: Aaron Peters, Milton Brady, Pat Eberhart, Rocky Gora
62: Tersa Lively, Travis Wilson, Nathan Lively, Gary Lively
62: Dale Wheeler, Tina Wheeler, Mike Mountain, Will Ballard
62: Tommy Waltman, Mike Dalton, Jim Hatler, Gerald Brewer
62: Bill Matherly, Jim Goins, Dan Kington, Bill Nichols
62: Frank Thierry, Charlie Barfield, Danny Plumlee, Doug Hanson
64: Earl McRill, Perry Turner, Dennis Sassenger, Kris Burk
64: Conley Dykes, Perk Thornton, Roger Thackston, Chuck Sullins
64: Chuck Burgess, Chris Smith, Kevin Hembree, Rick Dockham
64: Reggie Brown, Jerry Race, Fred Kleimola, Jerry Sparks
66: Chuck Conner, Edward Trachy, Donald Werners, Allen Lambert
67: Kyle Eldridge, Lindsey Smith, Jake Randall, Kevin Wolcott
68: Jim Gilliam, Steve Hill, Kyle Dunn, Jerry Kerley
69: Jerry Harris, Kyle McShan, Cameron Sexton, Doug Parkey