37 teams compete Monday, June 19 -
LEBANON -- The heat and humidity did little to impact the scoring at Monday's third annual Tyler McChurch Memorial Golf Tournament.
Thirty-seven teams battled it out on the spacious Five Oaks Golf & Country Club layout pleasing tournament director Dan McChurch to no end.
"I can't say thank you enough to the players, the staff at Five Oaks, our volunteers and the folks at Cumberland University who helped us pull off this outstanding event," McChurch said.
"I thought we had 36 teams, but I miss-counted. We wound up with 37 but things went really smoothly on the course.
"I would really like to thank our tournament committee. They went above and beyond with the tournament sponsorships, the hole sponsorships and securing the door prizes."
The foursome of brothers David and Cory Deffendall teamed with Troy Adams and Matt Gallant to win the first flight with a score of 47.
Taking top honors in the second flight with a 54 was the D.T. McCall's team of Alex McCall, AJ McCall, Jeff Hall and Chase Niewader.
The Atomic City Partners group claimed the third flight championship with a score of 58. Team members included Alex Aaujo, Kevin Ramsey, Nick Hodge and Charlie Moore.
The golf tournament is held annually with proceeds going to the Tyler McChurch Foundation.
Since 2015, the foundation has raised over $90,000 to fund scholarships at Cumberland University and to benefit local youth football organizations.
In 2016 the foundation presented four $5,000 scholarships to deserving Wilson County students and awarded more than $20,000 to both the Lebanon and Mt. Juliet youth football programs.
With the proceeds from the 2017 tournament, the foundation will approach the $150,000 mark and will award monies to the Watertown Youth Football organization.
Tyler McChurch, a standout football player at Friendship Christian and Cumberland University died in a single car accident in February of 2013 at the ages of 29.
The oldest son of Dan and Debbie McChurch, he left behind his wife Alexis and son Jack.