5/11/2010 - Centreville Minister wins JC Golf Tournament
Centreville Minister Wins Judson College Golf Tournament
Nearly 50 Alabama Baptist ministers from throughout the state gathered in Marion May 10-11 for Judson College's 48th annual Ministers Golf Tournament. The tournament was played on the golf course of Marion Military Institute.
"The greens were marvelous, and the weather was beautiful," said golf committee chair David Byrd, pastor of the Northside Baptist Church in Jasper.
"I've been attending since 1988, and I've never seen the course looking better. It was a great two days."
Byrd said the annual tournament is a time for ministers to relax and enjoy one another's company, plus they get to learn more about what Judson offers for the young ladies in their churches.
"Our numbers were down a bit this year," Byrd said. "I know that several of our regular attendees were doing disaster relief this week with the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions. There have been so many tragedies in these past few weeks."
The ministers played on Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning, and enjoyed their customary banquet on Monday night.
Overall winners of the tournament were honored at the concluding luncheon on Tuesday.
Shannon Allen of Centreville placed first. He's served as pastor of the Pine Grove Baptist Church in Perry County for nearly 19 years. Byrd placed second, and Ron Lynch of the Madison Baptist Association in Huntsville placed third.
"Two Judson ladies helped us immensely," Byrd said. "Lesia Hightower, administrative assistant in the office of development and Jennifer Truelove, director of the alumnae office, took care of so many of the details for us, and we're grateful."
Judson president Dr. David Potts awarded prizes at the concluding luncheon.
"It's good for these men to get away for a day or two and to play a sport they enjoy," said Potts.
"We're happy to host this tournament and we appreciate what these ministers do for our institution and for God's kingdom in Alabama."
*Article courtesy of the Judson College Public Relations Department.