Nearly 100 golfers and many more friends of Northwestern State Lady Demon basketball convened at the Demon Hills Golf Course Saturday for the Don't Die Wondering Classic XXIV golf scramble, with some sizzling temperatures and firm fairways helping produce outstanding scoring throughout the field.
Lady Demon coaching legends Pat Nolen Pierson and James Smith were on hand to greet participants, along with new Lady Demon coaches Brooke and Scott Stoehr and the entire Lady Demon coaching staff. Kirby Moreau, Layne Miller and Steve Wiggins provided outstanding food for everyone during both the morning and afternoon flights and during the traditional chicken dinner lunch.
Former NSU Athletic Association President Buddy Wood of Many captained the low scoring team, combining with Shreveport Times sports editor Roy Lang III, Demon Sports Network play by play man Patrick Netherton and Shane Arnold to post an 18-under score on the par 71 course. That won the low gross score division. Netherton also captured the long drive for men with a shot that reached the green, 12 feet away from the pin on the par-4 12th hole.
Taking low net honors, with an adjusted handicap figured in for each team, was the Miller Beer Distributing team captained by Paul Khoury and including Whit Maxey, Chris Mayeaux and Gerald Guin, carding a minus 21.3 net score.
Second in low gross at 17-under was the Collins and Stamey Real Estate foursome of Bryan Stamey, Jacob Cooper, Jonah Morrow and Cole Kendrick. Kendrick also captured tough Closest-to-the-Hole contests on the demanding par-3 third and ninth holes.
The Chesapeake Energy team of Kevin and Kyle McCotter, Larry Nugent and John Peter Winkler took third in the low gross division with a 16-under score.
In the low net, a 20.7 score from Dustin Wright, Randy Lee, Brent Paddie and Pat Williams took second. Third at minus 20.1 were Stuart Wright, Jay Bankston, Greg Hilburn and Greg Swearingen.
Tammy Trichell was the women's long drive winner with a blast on the 16th hole that left her team just a few yards away from the green.