LAURINBURG — Brian Baucom, Jed Lambeth, Chris Turner and Jerry Everett took first place last weekend in the second annual John Searcy Memorial Golf Tournament held at Scotch Meadows Country Club.
The tournament, which honors John Searcy — a former Rockingham police officer and Richmond County magistrate who passed away in October 2014 due to a heart attack — maxed out during the pre-registration period with 25 teams, totaling 100 golfers registering for the event.
“I first want to thank God for fantastic weather and a great day to honor and remember an amazing man,” Sandy Searcy, John’s wife, said. “I want to thank the businesses, individuals, my family and friends…for their continuous support of this event. Without these loyal sponsors and friends, the event could not have been successful.”
Garland Ingram, Willie Breeden, John Hill and Richard Covington came in second place, while Bryan Tucker, Jordan Tucker, Davis Hilton and Jimmy Tucker were the third-place finishers.
All tournament proceeds will go to funding scholarships — created by Sandy Searcy — for students planning to attend Richmond Community College in the criminal justice field.
Last year, the scholarship committee awarded three scholarships to graduating high school students who met the criteria.
Scholarships will be awarded again in May.
“It is so touching to know that the impact John’s life had on others still remains today. We look forward to awarding these scholarships in his honor and memory to deserving students,” Sandy Searcy added.