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Buddy Moore pairings

Buddy Moore Scramble hits 10, officials anticipate its all-time charitable contribution surpassing $110,000

The tournament honors the life and memory of beloved Hill pro Buddy Moore. (Photos by B.J. Franklin)

By East Alabama Sports Today

The Buddy Moore Charity Classic hits 10 years old this weekend and organizers expect to surpass a major milestone in his efforts to help local families.

Officials project the two-day scramble at Anniston Municipal will raise more than $18,000, which will allow the event’s all-time charitable giving to surpass $100,000.

“It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years, to tell you the truth,” tournament director Matt Rogers said.

The tournament honors the life and memory of beloved Hill pro Buddy Moore, who served as the course’s head professional for 40 years and had an impact on the game of virtually every player in the field.

Scottie Moore, Buddy’s son and former pro at Anniston Country Club, traditionally hits the first ball of the Saturday afternoon shotgun as he and Will Prickett tee off the first tee. All four flights are named after members of the Moore family.

Saturday’s first-round pairings
8 a.m. shotgun

1A – Daniel Clontz-Brett Key, Jackson Bonner-Tony Tomlin
1B – Danny Whittaker-Gary Thomas, Ted Heim-Garrett Heim
2 – Andy Jenkins-Mark Gaines, Bruce Collins-Tim Steward
3 – George Salmon-Lee Waldron, Ken Renfroe-Konner Renfroe
4 – Steve Akers-Billy Thompson, Grady Sapp-Tim Davis
5 – Caleb Bowen-Cory Etter, Nick Hubbard-Tony Hicks
6 – Chip Howell-Steve Davis, David Fitzgerald-David Hill
7 – Jimmy Jackson-Gordon Stewart, Allen Mangham-Gage Miller
8 – Chris Randall-James Randall, Michael Herndon-Tony Strickland
9 – Tom Mullins-Henry Higginbotham, Donnie McGinnis-Ron Dulaney

1 p.m. shotgun
1A – Scott Moore-Will Prickett, Janson Wilborn-Gary Wilborn
1B – Tim Mullendore-Mike Braxton, Steve Mullendore-Will Mullendore
2 – Andrew Brooks-Brennan Clay, Jeremy McGatha-Matt Rogers
3 – Derek Webb-John Roe, Clay Calkins-Chris Hubbard
4 – Austin Minter-Adrian Geeting, Andrew Tyson-Guy Bradley
5 – T.J. McGatha-Kelly Rogers, Rick Dickson-John McKenzie
6 – Ron Wheeler-Steve McClellan, Byron Preston-Brian Simpson
7 – Andy Soleman-Mike Shook, Jay Jenkins-Matthew Wright
8 – Lynn Oswalt-Charles Carden, Steve Rogers-Keith Gann
9 – Clay Bass-Patrick Madrid, Taylor Robertson-Jeremy Tidwell

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