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24th Annual Grande Ronde Amateur Continues Fundraising Success

Foundation news | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Contact: Patrick Flynn

LA GRANDE- The Grande Ronde Hospital Foundation hosted the 24th annual Grande Ronde Amateur golf tournament during the weekend of September 7, 8 and 9 at the La Grande Country Club. The Amateur features 36-holes of individual stroke play golf throughout the weekend followed by both a two person and individual Sole Survivor competition Sunday afternoon.

Corporate sponsors Pepsi Cola Bottling Group and Allstate Insurance Brent Wylam are proud to announce the gross winners as Mark Grigg for the Open Men’s Division with a 146 and a tie between Kelli Hildebrandt and Beccy Kramer in the Women’s Division with 157. Other gross score winners include Scott Fletcher for Men’s Open Group 2 with 165, Gregg Corn for the Men’s Senior Group 1 at 144, and Howard Cantrell for the Men’s Senior Group 2 with a 173.

Following tournament play on Sunday, the two-person Sole Survivor teed off for a tight race ultimately leaving Pat Vaughn and Josh Yundt as the last team standing. In the individual Sole Survivor competition, many great shots were exchanged until Mark Grigg topped Clint Williams.

Foundation Manager Patrick Flynn thanked all of the golfers and sponsors for the outstanding weekend, “They make this a great fundraiser to help with patient care projects at Grande Ronde Hospital and Clinics.” Flynn noted many people were very interested in the project tapped for fundraising this year, “The SimMan 3G is a very fascinating piece of equipment, it is so diverse in the simulation scenarios it can help create, and have our staff ready to save lives no matter what is thrown at them.”

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