Marion hits the links for cancer

Golfers are always looking for an excuse to hit the links. Saturday at Marion Country Club they had a good one?to raise money in the fight against cancer.

The first Golf for the Cure three-person scramble tournament registered 26 teams and raised $2,500 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Organizer Tamara Christian?sen originally planned on 18 to 22 teams, but didn?t turn anyone away.

?I sent out fliers saying the first 22 teams, but what do you do?? she said. ?We had some last-minute people who called in late. I went ahead and took them. It?s for a benefit, so the more the merrier.?

Golfers competed in three flights for cash prizes and also received prizes donated by area businesses.

?We have had many businesses in town that have been very gracious and have given us prizes to raffle off,? Christian?sen said. ?That?s more extra money to send to the foundation.?

Christiansen teamed with Tom and Heila Anderson, Brian Hess and Cody Kelsey to organize the tournament. Hess handled the golf aspect and the Andersons and Kelsey helped with organization.


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