Golfers waited out a rain delay to finish the sixth annual Rotary Sunrise Scramble hosted by the Rotary Club of St. Thomas Sunrise. Signature sponsors were again AT&T of the Virgin Islands and Golden Eagle Financial. The event raised $40,000 for the Ron Magnuson Scholarship Fund and many Sunrise Rotary charities. “We were delayed a week by Maria and waited out a downpour today but everyone had a great time” fundraising chairman Fred Warden said. “The community, as always, really came out in support.”
The fundraiser supports four local students at the University of the Virgin Islands and one student enrolled in the International Baccalaureate program at The International Academy of the Virgin Islands. All are on full scholarships.
This year’s total money is the most raised in the six years of the event, which is held at Mahogany Run golf course.
Top prize winners were low net team of Tom Taylor, Jim Hymes, Oliver Hendrickson and Veronica Rollins. Low gross winners were the AT&T team of Dexter Freeman, Trevor Levine, Paul Krigger and Louis Taylor. Men’s long drive prize went to Robert Surtees and closet to the pin went to Dexter Freeman. Women’s long drive and closet to the pin were won by Lisa Schmid.
The tournament’s major sponsors were AT&T, Golden Eagle Financial, Yacht Grande, Glacial Energy, First Bank and St. Thomas Radiology.
Anyone interested in Rotary Sunrise should attend a meeting, which is held every Tuesday at 7:15 a.m. at Windward Passage Hotel.