It was a picture perfect day that greeted golfers of the 13th Annual Montrose Verdugo City Golf Championship. There were 50 players attempting to win the opportunity to wear the coveted Green Jacket and call themselves “champion.”
At the end of the day it was long time MVCGC tournament player and former Asian tour pro Mark Campbell who defeated last year’s champion. Glendale Community College golf coach Greg Osbourne was brought down by Campbell in a playoff. Both golfers fired a 2 under par 52 to qualify for the playoff.
Other flight winners were Rick Dinger of Crescenta Valley Insurance and Bill Rountree. The 2010 team championship was captured by Leo’s All-Star. The closest to the pin winners were Mike Perry and Tim Shepard.
The major sponsor for this year’s event was Bob Merette from Continental Commercial Group.
Tournament chairman Dinger was pleased with how the day unfolded. “This was another great event made possible by our sponsors and members of our community. I especially want to thank our major sponsor Bob Merette for stepping up to the plate,” Dinger said. “Each year we raise money for college bound students and have a great time doing it.”
The proceeds from the MVCGC go directly to scholarships for graduating seniors of either Crescenta Valley or Clark Magnet high schools who have shown excellence in community involvement, at their place of employment, school activities and academics. There are at least three scholarships awarded each year: the Anita Peet Geyer award of $1,500 and two scholarships for $500.
For information about the scholarships or to participate in next year’s event, call the Montrose Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce at (818) 249-7171.