Mauldin, Sports

Golfers narrowly miss $1 million hole

Jason Tate won $1,000 for closest to the $1 million-hole shot, followed by C. W. Crawford and Brandon Fowler

Jason Tate of Mauldin came just 21 feet from winning $1 million in Saturday’s finals of Laurens Electric Cooperative’s Million Dollar Hole-in-One Shootout at Eagle Zone golf center on Pelham Road in Greenville.

Tate won $1,000 for the closest-to-the-$1 million-hole shot. C. W. Crawford placed 2nd and won $500, followed by Brandon Fowler, who took home $250.

Sponsored by Laurens Electric Cooperative, the Shootout included two qualifying days during which golfers could earn entry into the Saturday finals, where a hole in one would have been worth $1 million!

Laurens Electric is dedicated to improving the quality of life of the citizens in the upstate and in the communities the cooperative serves.  The Community Impact Initiative, new this year, provides grants of up to $2000 for individual projects chosen by Chambers of Commerce in Laurens, Mauldin, Simpsonville and Fountain Inn.

Suggested interest areas are community development, education, the environment, health or arts and culture.

Examples so far include $500 to the Fountain Inn Fire Department to provide emergency kits for local schools and $1,000 to Simpsonville Elementary School’s Leadership Development project.

Last year’s Million Dollar Hole In One Shootout earned $12,000 for charity. Every dollar spent at the hole-in-one event is a dollar that will go to improve the lives of participants’ friends and neighbors; it’s a fantastic way to support the community and have a great time in the process.

Laurens Electric Cooperative, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative serves 54,000 member-owners in Laurens, Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Newberry, Union, and Abbeville counties. Since 1939, the co-op has been dedicated to being the provider of choice for energy and related services in the Upstate.


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