Twenty-four teams took to the links in the third annualSkillsUSA Golf Scramble held at the Elks Country Club on May 12. The championship team, who won $500 with a score of 17 under par, consisted of Ron Pollard, Don Pollard, ArcherCollette andKasey Boone. The second place team who split $200 and was sponsored byBicketts Machine Shop, consisted of Eric Lewis, Brian Sturgill, Leo Patrick and Rick Stringer. ScottGagai won the Longest Drive contest with a 330-yard blast on the18th hole. Jeff Coleman was Closest to the Pin on the 135 yard par-3 fourth hole while Brian Hunter sank the longest putt on the ninth hole. Hunter received a University of Kentucky golf bag donated by Scioto Shoe Mart.Gagai and Coleman each received a golf club donated by TomPitts Golf Shop. No one was able to claim the $10,000 hole in one prize sponsored byBerndt &Murfin Insurance Agency. It was a tremendous day, tournament director Jay Miller said. The weather was perfect and all of the teams showed up and had a great time. Proceeds from the tournament allow students from Scioto County Career Technical Center to participate inSkillsUSA events.SkillsUSA is a national organization that gives students an opportunity to compete against other students in their program areas. For instance, our top welder will compete against all of the best welders in the South-Central region. If he wins he will contend for the state title against students from all over Ohio. First place goldmedallists at the state level all compete in Kansas City for theSkillsUSA National Championships. Its a big deal and it really represents what we are trying to accomplish at our school. We generate a large number of young people who are immediately ready to enter the workforce as skilled professionals. Caption for attached picture: Ron Pollard, Don Pollard, ArcherCollette andKasey Boone won first place at the Scioto County Career Technical CentersSkillsUSA Golf Scramble on May 12 at the Elks County Club.