E.A. Sports Today

Buddy Moore Classic

Organizers anticipate their most successful tournament ever, projecting to raise more than $15,000 for its charity

By East Alabama Sports Today

The Buddy Moore Charity Classic has been waiting on go from the day entries were first accepted and it’s finally here.

Between the work done planning the tournament and on the Anniston Municipal Golf Course where it will be played this weekend, organizers anticipate this year’s event being their most successful ever. They are projecting to raise more than $15,000 for their designated charity.

Many of the players in this weekend’s field played in the 80th Calhoun County Championship at The Hill two weeks ago and raved about the course conditions, the fruits of the labor of the Men’s Golf Association and its volunteers.

Independent of the tournament, the Hill’s Big Tee Thursday scramble is scheduled for 5 p.m., but players are encouraged to call the pro shop well ahead of time to reserve a spot. Regular play will be suspended at 4:30.

Practice rounds for the tournament are available all day Friday for the cost of a cart, but the course closes at 6:30 p.m.

The MGA will be grilling both days and conducting 50-50 raffles each day. Donations will be accepted throughout the weekend and spectators are encouraged take in the action.

The field will compete in four flights, all named in honor of Moore, the longtime Hill pro, and his family – Buddy, Mary Ann, Scott and Angie.

Here are the first-round pairings and tee assignments:

Saturday pairings
8 a.m. Shotgun
1A – Lynn Oswalt-Clay Bass, Henry Higginbotham-Tom Mullins
1B – Daniel Clonts-Brett Key, Jimbo Phillips-Will Coker
2 – Kelly Cleghorn-Matt Cleghorn, Donnie McGinnis-Morris Minx
3 – Jimmy Jackson-Gordon Stewart, Ken Renfroe-Tyler Teneyck
4 – Billy Grizzard-Wayne Tillman, Tony Strickland-Michael Herndon
5 – Kelly Rogers-Elbert Rogers, Chris Randall-James Randall
6 – T.J. McGatha-Rick Dickson, Jason Johnson-Lee Waldron
7 – Andrew Brooks-Steve Akers, Chip Howell-David Sanders
8 – Allen Mangham-Gage Miller, Tim Davis-Grady Sapp
9 – Ted Heim-Steve Davis, Jeff Borrelli-Keaton Borrelli

1 p.m. Shotgun
1A – Scott Moore-Will Prickett, Danny Weeks-Randy Burke
1B – Tim Mullendore-Mike Braxton, Steve Mullendore-Will Mullendore
2 – Shane Chappell-Matt Miller, Tanner Wells-Mark James
3 – Austin Minter-Adrian Geeting, Nick Pollard-Jake Goggans
4 – Benji Turley-Marcus Harrell, Kevin Daugherty-Garrett Burgess
5 – Roger Jackson-Grant Jackson, Steve Rogers-Keith Gann
6 – Jeremy McGatha-Matt Rogers, Landon Straub-Brennan Clay, John Roe-Derek Webb
7 – Clay Calkins-Chris Hubbard, Andrew Tyson-Guy Bradley
8 – David Fitzgerald-David Hill, Jay Jenkins-Matthew Wright
9 – Rodney Wade-Bruce Collins, Danny Whitaker-Andy Jenkins

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