The 27th annual Holy Ghost Scholarship Golf Tournament took place on Sunday at Mink Meadows in Vineyard Haven. The event, coupled with Friday night’s auction, raised approximately $32,000 in scholarships for Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School and Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School seniors. From 1991 to 2016, the Holy Ghost Association has awarded $568,750 in scholarships to 520 high school seniors.
There were 130 golfers who took part on Sunday, playing in bright sunshine during the morning session and a light drizzle in the afternoon. A stiff breeze was consistent throughout the day.
The quintet of David Amaral, Peter Jeffers, Ronald Jackson Jr., Peter Gillis, and Joe Uva finished atop the leaderboard with a score of 55.8. David Murphy, Tim Anthony, Tim Amaral, Dave Lawrence, and Dana Rezendes were the runners-up, just a shade back at 56.1. Jarda Kral, Matt Brown, Caleb Nicholson, James Holenko, and J.T. Mahar took third with a 56.8, and fourth place went to John Moffet, Robert Lucas, Leslie Look, and Chris Look at 57.1.
Four golfers won prizes for tee shots closest to the pin. Sonny Brennan was 5 feet, 11 inches away from the cup on the fifth hole; Richard Stone, 8 feet, 11 inches on the ninth; Richie Packish, 3 feet, 7 inches on the 14th; and Matt Marchand, 8 feet, 1 inch away on the 16th. Steve Mussell claimed the final prize of the day for getting his second shot closest to the pin on the ninth hole.