Children’s benefit golf tourney raises more than $35,000 for Island charities

Children’s benefit golf tourney raises more than $35,000 for Island charities

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From left: Collin Boyd, Griffin Allen, Jeff Whittaker, Scott Fraumini, and William Brown, Jr. took first place with a score of 56.0.

The 20th annual Children’s Benefit Golf Tournament was held on a beautiful spring Sunday at Farm Neck in Oak Bluffs. The event raises more than $35,000 annually for the Martha’s Vineyard Boys and Girls Club and Big Brothers, Big Sisters. Morton Financial, The Edgartown National Bank, and Vineyard Vines were the major sponsors of the event.

Steve Mussell drives off the first tee.

Steve Mussell drives off the first tee. — Photo by Ralph Stewart

The quintet of Collin Boyd, Griffin Allen, Jeff Whittaker, Scott Fraumini, and William Brown Jr. came in first place with a score of 56.0. Mark Lucier, Mike Lynch, Chris Boyle, Jeff Norton, and John Farrington took second (58.0). Third place belonged to Bill Cleary, Rob Baker, Greg Monka, Patrick Echlin, and John Shepard (58.2). Julia Murray, aged nine, won the A. Donald McGrath Youngest Golfer Award.

For more information about the tournament and the charities, visit www.mvbgclub.org/golf.