Champions crowned in Friday’s 25th annual SML Invitational Golf Tournament

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Participants in the 25th Annual Smith Mountain Lake Invitational await the results of raffle and door prize drawings following play on June 11 at Copper Cove Golf Club. (Photo: Courtesy Smith Mountain Lake Chamber of Commerce)

SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE, Va. (WFXR) – During Friday’s 25th annual Smith Mountain Lake Invitational Golf Tournament, the foursome representing American National Bank ended up taking home top honors.

According to the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce, the team of Todd Hammock, David Mankin, Scott Simmons, and Isaac Simmons shot 20-under 52, beating out out 23 other teams in the 18-hole Captain’s Choice event on Friday, June 11.

As for second place, that went to Bradley McCall, Johnny McCall, Chas Mitchell, and Ronnie Mitchell of McCall Insurance Agency, Inc.

Organizers say Tom Fitzmaurice (longest drive for men), Andie Gibson (longest drive, for women), Hammock (closest to the pin, No. 16), and Bob Winters (closest to the pin, No. 4) received prizes, as well.

“The fact that this tournament has been played for 25 years is testament to the importance players, sponsors and volunteers place on supporting the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce and its mission to promote business and tourism in the region,” said Cheryl Ward, interim executive director. “We are extremely grateful to everyone who participated and made the event such a success.”

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The tournament’s signature sponsor was Gilbert Law, PC.

Meanwhile, officials say Southern Landscape Group and Brandon Oaks were “Eagle sponsors;” Eastlake Community Church and Farm Credit of the Virginias were “Birdie sponsors;” and Savvy Promos, Four Seasons Pest Control, and Crystal Knuttgen – The Connor Group sponsored the beverage carts. 

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