Ace wins $10,000; record scramble score set at 40th annual Eagle Open

The 40th annual Eagle Open was truly special on Saturday at The Rookery at Marco.

For the first time a hole-in-one was made on the money hole, giving Doug Edgar of Naples $10,000.

The foursome of Dave Stonier, Bob Dugan, Rob Pentico and Pat Bennett started off with a par then ran a string of 17 birdies for a record low score of 55 in the scramble charitable event. Each received $100.

Winning ladies foursome was Bette McGilvray, Helen Donaghy, Lorraine Keen and Roe Tamagni. Each won a round of golf at either Mustang or Flamingo at Lely Resort.

Mixed foursome winners were Bud Palmer, Ruth Bee, Justin Hanna and Tom Dizio. They each received a round of golf at Naples Lakes.

Closest to the pin winners were Jamie Sullivan and Jacquie Koon. Longest drive winners were Vickie Carter and Josh Boyden. They each received a dozen balls.

In a charity scramble event players can buy Mulligans to use for extra shots at strategic times. The Stonier team purchased eight. Three counted to give them birdies. The team’s toughest hole was on the par 4 13th where Dugan used a Mulligan to ace a 15-foot putt.

Edgar’s hole-in-one came on the 176-yard eighth hole. He hit a six iron shot that bounced just once then into the hole. Edgar said that in his younger days in New York he had recorded two other aces.

Witnessing the shot were Frank Troise, Fred Newlands and Fred Brown. The $10,000 prize comes from an insurance company, purchased for most charitable events.

Second place went to the team of Curt and Jacquie Koon, Jim Long and Vito Furio, each receiving $75. Third place went to Mike Hardin, Dave Jones, Rick Coenen and Billy Reynolds, each receiving $50.

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Why did the golfer wear two pairs of pants?

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