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The Captain’s Choice format provides golfers of all ages the chance to compete for team, as well as individual prizes. Prizes are awarded to the top three teams as well as winners for closest to the pin, the longest drive, and the putting contest. At the conclusion of the tournament, a dinner is served to all the participants.

The 2018 Tournament

A gorgeous spring day greeted 124 golfers as they competed in the 17th Annual Matt Blackwell Foundation Golf Tournament held on Saturday, April 21st at the Lancaster Golf Club. This year’s tournament set the record for the most participants in the field and leading them all in this Captain’s Choice event was the team of Jason Knight, Charles Snipes, Danny Ellis, and Chris Trull. The foursome of Adam Crawford, Jon Michael Williamson, BJ Snipes, and Mitchell Snipes took home second place honors, with third place going to Jim Storey, Craig Lyons, Tyson Haefele, and Griffin Nicholson.
“It was a special day to celebrate Matt, a day he would have absolutely loved”, said Larry Blackwell, Matt’s father. “To reach our capacity of 31 teams playing in our tournament is a testament to the support we continue to receive, even after 17 years. We could have had over 40 teams if it were possible”, Blackwell noted. “I think it shows what our tournament and our foundation is about and the heart of the wonderful people who support us. This golf tournament is a wonderful vehicle to not only raise funds for our Foundation, but to remember Matt in such a special way. He loved the game of golf and spent many hours at the Lancaster Golf Club. For my wife, Jan, and I this is one of our favorite days of the year”, Blackwell concluded.
Other winners in this year’s tournament included Russell Dippel, Chris Trull, Larry Wescott, and Paul Miller, who all took closest to the pin honors. The longest drive champions were Tyson Haefele (Men’s), Carly Funderburk (Women’s), and Randy Young (Seniors). The “Most Accurate Drive” winner was Stacy Wright.
The Matt Blackwell Foundation was established in 2001. Since its inception, it has been involved in many programs and projects to help Lancaster County’s youth, especially with its scholarship program.The Matt Blackwell Foundation Endowment Scholarship was recently established at Clemson University.
PHOTOS FROM THE 2018 TOURNAMENT COMING SOON!!
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The 2017 Teams

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The 2016 Tournament

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More photos of our 2016 Tournament  

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The 2015 Tournament

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