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Clayton schools host fifth annual charity golf tourney

Clayton County Public Schools police Chief Clarence Cox arrives at the Lake Spivey Golf Club driving range to take part in the district's annual charity golf tournament. (Staff Photo: Johnny Jackson)

Clayton County Public Schools police Chief Clarence Cox arrives at the Lake Spivey Golf Club driving range to take part in the district's annual charity golf tournament. (Staff Photo: Johnny Jackson)

JONESBORO — Justin Schramphfer is a recreational golfer who has been at it 15 years, scoring his lowest at 78.

An asset to the four-member Georgia Dome team? Maybe. But organizers announced the winning team from BSN Sports, which was also a platinum sponsor for the fifth annual Promoting Student Achievement Golf Tournament held Friday at Lake Spivey Golf Club in Jonesboro.

The winning team comprised of Rick Evans, Rod Powell, Matt Trucks and Jamie Horton shot a 58, according to tournament officials.

Clayton County Public Schools hosts the 18-hole charity event each year. Four-member teams pay $125 per person with proceeds going to the district’s Student Scholarship Fund.

Title sponsor Canton-based EDCO partners with school districts to develop solutions focused on improving student achievement in the classroom.

The tournament draws several weekend golf enthusiasts in the government, community and business, including members of the district’s staff like schools police Chief Clarence Cox and Area 2 Assistant Superintendent Anthony Smith.

Officials said they are in the process of tallying the fundraiser totals. Last year’s event raised more than $5,000 for the scholarship fund benefiting graduating seniors.

To learn how to help contribute to the fund, call PSA Committee member Teri Rodgers at 770-473-2700.