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Tourney raises $11K for Project Graduation
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Jeffery Simmons photos Clayton Myers dominated the Project Graduation golf tournament Friday. Myers hit a hole-in-one on No. 14, won the longest putt challenge on No. 18 and was closest to the hole on No. 2.

A soggy week subsided just in time for the Project Graduation golf tournament. Sixteen teams took to the course at McMinnville Country Club for the fundraiser, which was a huge boost for this year's seniors.

Organizers estimated nearly $11,000 was raised for the event, the most profitable tournament in event history.

The tournament was divided into three flights, with the championship flight won by the team of Jamey Sain, Whit Taylor, Steve Biles and Hunter Sain.

Brent Brock, Nick Stern, Brad Brock and Bunker Brock teamed to win the first flight, while Terry Smith, Matt Brown, Jackie Matheny and Jackie Matheny Jr. were the second-flight winners.

Clayton Myers provided the biggest highlight, using a 9-iron to sink a hole-in-one at No. 14. He measured the 157-yard shot perfectly for his first ace.

"It hit the green and took one bounce and went straight in," said Myers.

The former Pioneer standout went on the win the closest to the hole on No. 14, as well as the par-3, No. 2. Myers also sank the longest putt made on No. 18.

Other closest to the hole winners were Larry Wilmore (No. 2) and John McNulty (No. 7).

Pictures of the team winners are on 2B.