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Smearman golf event benefits scholarship

Courtesy photo Taking part in the scholarship presentation from the 2019 Coach Bill Smearman Memorial Golf Tournament are (from left): Steve Rhodes, event co-chairman; Connor Adams, scholarship recipient; Matt Smearman, committee member; and Amy Smearman, event co-chairman.

ROARING SPRING — The 10th annual Coach Bill Smear-man Memorial Golf Tournament was held June 24 at Iron Masters Country Club.

Thirteen teams of golfers participated in this year’s event.

The tournament is the main fundraiser for the $1,000 Coach Bill Smear-man Memorial Scholarship presented annually to an Altoona Area High School senior athlete.

Smearman, who passed away in 2009 following a courageous battle with cancer, was a longtime teacher and coach of wrestling and football at Roosevelt Junior High School.

The 2019 scholarship was awarded to Connor Adams, a member of the AAHS varsity football and track and field teams. He plans to pursue a degree in business and finance at Penn State University, University Park campus, in the fall.

Amy Smearman and Steve Rhodes co-chaired the event.

Sponsors included the Cesare Battisti Club, Sheetz, Wienken Wealth Management, Lung Disease Center of Central Pennsyl-vania, Press Box Printing, Horace Mann, Beauchamp Plumbing and Heating, Blair Mill Outlet, Envision Laser Center, Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, ProActive Sports, Byron Smail Landscaping, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Blair County, Mattas Motor Sports, Image Signs, Lucky’s Beer Distributor, Freelance Audio, The Award Man, Studio 3 Twenty One, Steve Frank and Mike Hartman (Riddell).

The first-place team included Jake Hollobaugh, Scott Smearman and Bret Woodring.

Individual hole prize winners were:

n Wayne Templeton, hole No. 4, longest putt.

n Larry Manners, hole No. 5, closest to the pin in two shots.

n Tom Kyle, hole No. 6, closest to the pin in three shots.

n Dave Templeton, hole No. 8, longest drive.

n Tom Daugherty, hole No. 12, longest putt.

n Dolly Templeton, hole No. 13, closest to the pin.

n Scott Smearman, hole No. 16, closest to the pin

n Pat Labriola, hole No. 17, straightest drive.

n Andy Rhodes, hole No. 18, closest to the pin in two shots.

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