2011-08-20 / Sports

Mark Gallagher Golf Outing Has Most Successful Year


Franc Doud (right) blows the starting horn for the tournament Saturday, August 13, with Herb St. Onge. The horn was blown on Hole 11 in honor of Bobby Roach, who passed away last winter, because it was his number as a firefighter for the Mackinac Island Fire Department. Franc Doud (right) blows the starting horn for the tournament Saturday, August 13, with Herb St. Onge. The horn was blown on Hole 11 in honor of Bobby Roach, who passed away last winter, because it was his number as a firefighter for the Mackinac Island Fire Department. Even through an afternoon of torrential downpour, members of the Mackinac Island community and guests came together Saturday, August 13, at Wawashkamo Golf Course on British Landing Road to play golf and raise money for the Mark Gallagher Scholarship.

Mike Gallagher, Mark’s uncle, put together the ninth annual tournament, which had 52 players playing on nine holes this year with 14 sponsors for the event. The scholarship was first given out in 2004 in memory of Mark Gallagher, a Mackinac Island resident who passed away in 2001 of cancer. The open raised more than $5,100 this year, which is the most they have ever raised from the event, according to Mr. Gallagher.

The scholarship is intended for Mackinac Island Public Schools graduates who are going into criminal justice or law enforcement. The family requested that the scholarship be given even if there are no students who plan to go into those fields. Marie Bunker received $2,300 toward Central Michigan University and Maggie Chambers received $900 toward Alma College this year.

Bobby Roach and Matt Bazinau were also memorialized at this year’s event. Hole 11 and hole seven were in memory of Mr. Roach and Mr. Bazinau, respectively. Mr. Roach was number 11 as a firefighter for the Mackinac Island Fire Department and Mr. Bazinau drove taxi number seven for Gough Taxi and Livery.

Mike and Michael Gamble took first place in the competition, Lou Bunker and Glenn St. Onge won second place, and Jimbo Musick and Stephanie Jenkins won third place. Dale Gallagher, Sr. won the 50/50 raffle.

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