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  • Results announced for 36th annual HK’s Hospital Benefit Golf Tournament

  • The 36th Annual HK’s Hospital Benefit Golf Tournament, benefiting Lake Regional Health System, concluded June 8 at The Cove golf course.
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  • The 36th Annual HK’s Hospital Benefit Golf Tournament, benefiting Lake Regional Health System, concluded June 8 at The Cove golf course. The tournament featured more than $100,000 in prizes available for participants, including pro shop certificates awarded to the top four teams in each flight, sponsored by Central Bank of Lake of the Ozarks, and a $10,000 putting contest, sponsored by Bank Star.
    Tee times took place in the morning and afternoon with more than 200 golfers participating. The first place morning A-flight team was Peter Brown Sr., Fred Gunn, James White and Jason White; first place B-flight team was Rodney Bax, Dave Creel, Chris McElyea and Bud Stallworth. The first place afternoon A-flight team was Courtney Hulett, Rick Larmore, Mitch Lucas and Larry Meeker; first place B-flight was David Brown, Mark Brown, Patrick Byrne and Mike Heeter. Closest to the pin prizes also were awarded on five holes. Complete tournament results, as well as photos of the event, are available online at HKsGolf.com.
    Other tournament events included a VIP/Celebrity Party for sponsors June 6 and a Pairing Party and Silent/Live Auction on June 7. Both events were held at The Lodge of Four Seasons.
    The Annual HK’s Hospital Benefit Golf Tournament — traditionally held the first weekend in June — was established by Harold Koplar, founder of The Lodge of Four Seasons. Throughout its history, it has earned in excess of $2.7 million for Lake Regional medical departments and the purchase of new medical equipment. This year, all proceeds will benefit Lake Regional Health System’s Laboratory Department. More than 400,000 laboratory procedures are performed at Lake Regional annually. Proceeds will help ensure tests are performed using the latest technology to achieve the quickest, most accurate results for patients.
    “Thanks to the community for their tremendous support again this year,” said Terri Hall, Lake Regional director of Fund Development. “We could not be successful without our generous sponsors, donors, golfers and volunteers.”
    Hall also thanked the event co-chairs Susan Brown, Peter Brown Jr. and Cecilia Thomson; Honorary Co-Chair Walter White; Honorary Chair Gary Pinkel; and the Kansas City Chiefs Ambassadors.

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