Sports / Outdoors – 8/1/2003

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 1, 2003

Panolian Sports Headlines: August 1, 2003

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Baker Advances to National Tourney
(l-r) Bill Hassell of Vicksburg, Beck Troutman of Fernwood and Drew Baker of Batesville were the top three winners in the age 16-18 category at the 2003 Independent Insurance Agent Junior Classic at Clarksdale Country Club. Baker is the son of Brad and Linda Baker.

Batesville’s Drew Baker recently came in second in his age division in the The 2003 Independent Insurance Agent Junior Classic state tournament at the Clarksdale Country Club.

This year a total of 40 golfers competed for a chance to advance to the National Tournament on August 10-15, at Olde York Golf Club in Trenton, New Jersey.

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Beck Troutman of Fernwood was the winner in the boys division with a two day total of 71-68, with Baker finishing second with a two day score of 69-72. Third place went to Craig Manning of Hernando with a two day score of 69-72.

Amanda Mathis of Picayune shot a two day total of 70-77 and won a sudden death playoff for first place in the girls division with Katherine Jones of Jackson who shot 73-74. Mary Kate Byrne of Natchez finished third. Troutman, Baker and Mathis will advance to the National Tournament.

Troutman also won the Carr Haskins Memorial Long Drive Championship with a drive of 323 yards.

Volunteer Efforts Add to Beauty
at Popular Enid Lake Campground

Ebby Williams, William King, and Richard King manicure grounds at the entrance to Wallace Creek.

Over two million recreation users visit Enid Lake annually to enjoy some form of recreation or solitude. Activities include fishing for the next world record crappie, hunting, water skiing, swimming, bird watching, or simply enjoying the clean, quiet beauty of Enid Lake.

A spectacular view of pristine beauty greets visitors in the form of a flower garden at the entrance to Wallace Creek, a well-known campground at Enid Lake. This garden is made possible by volunteers such as William D. King, Ebby Williams, and Richard S. King. These volunteers are responsible for planting, fertilizing, and weeding this garden and general grounds maintenance at the Wallace Creek campground.

William D. King, who is in charge of the flowerbed, is from Memphis.

King retired from Memphis Light and Gas after 34 years where he was grounds maintenance foreman and inspector for the tree trimming crews along the power lines.

King stated, "camping, and fishing along with the beauty of the lake attracted him to Enid Lake."