Humphreys family

Members of the extended Humphreys family gathered at Forest Hills Country Club on Sept. 3 to honor family patriarch Bill Humphreys in the annual golf scramble event named in his honor, in support of high school and youth golf in Reedsport.

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The annual Bill Humphreys Memorial Golf Scramble raised nearly $4,000 for the boys and girls golf program at Reedsport Community Charter School and youth programs at Forest Hills Country Club.

The nine-hole tournament Sunday included 60 golfers and was won by the team of Nick Borrevik, Josh Blondell, Brooke Toy, Dustin Dibala, Dave Curley, Jesse Jackson and Reed McNeeley. That group tied the team of Kent Kristensen, Kelley Kristensen, Jason Lavigne, Larry Olson, Richard McCarty, Patrick Sullivan and Jeremy Calcote at 6-under.

Borrevik, a Reedsport graduate had the best chip from the sixth tee to the ninth green to win the tiebreaker for his team.

Kelley Kristensen and Mark Bedard won closest-to-the-pin competitions on No. 2 and Nick Bedard was closest on No. 6. Borrevik and Joan Godin took long-drive honors on No. 8 and Joe Belmonte and Jessica Malena won accurate-drive honors on No. 9.

The golfers were treated to a chili and baked potato meal following the tournament, with the food provided by Food Services of America, beverages by Big Foot Beverages and preparation and hosting by Bedrock’s Restaurants.

Numerous raffle prizes included donations of Nike sportswear and equipment from Mag Myers and Justin Humphreys, lottery scratch-off tickets from Delaine Nored and rounds of golf at Tokatee, Quail Valley, Meadow Lakes, Ocean Dunes, Watson Ranch and Eagle Point.

“We had several first-time groups this year, which is really nice to see, and important for the continued success of the event,” said Joe Zelinski of the Reedsport Braves Boosters Association, which administers the event. “This event is a reunion of sorts for the Humphreys extended family and other Reedsport alumni, drawing both local and out-of-town golfers.”

The event is held every year on the Sunday of Labor Day Weekend. Next year’s event will be held on Sept. 2.

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