And the streak continues.
For the fifteenth straight year, former Bridgeport High School coach Wayne Jamison didn’t find his way to the winner’s circle at the golf tournament named in his honor. At Thursday’s annual Mary A. Reppert-Wayne Jamison Golf Tournament at the Bridgeport Country Club, Jamison’s name wasn’t part of the roster for the winning foursome. The finish fulfilled the prophecy of one of Jamison’s teammates Steve Stout who when asked if his group would win said simply.
“There’s really no chance,” Stout said.
Instead, the win went to the foursome of Paul Smith, James Gootz, Mark Oliverio and Shawn Wilson. In second place was the group of J.K. Alfred, Larry Cavallo, Adam Dyer and Larry Stonko. In third place, where Jamison’s team also could not be found, was the team of Paul Carvelli, Michael Clutter, Rick Johnson and Evan Shaw.
While Jamison’s team didn’t land in the top three spots, there was also a chance one of the foursome that consisted of Jamison, Stout, Stephen Stout and Stephen McDaniel could win one of the skill competitions. Alas, it was not to be.
The honors Thursday went to others. John Rappold on Number 8 and Mar Oliverio on Number 16 took closest to the pin honors. The longest putt honors went to Brett Hunt on Number 9 and Jeff Hathaway on Number 18. Jason Nicewarner took home honors for longest drive on Number 10.
While Jamison didn’t win on the course, by lending his name to the event he helped assure that two Bridgeport High School senior football players for the 2012-13 school year will receive scholarships to assist in furthering their education. The 2011-12 scholarship winners were Nicholas Smith and Ryan Echard. Smith won the Mary A. Reppert Scholarship, while Echard earned the Jamison Scholarship. Thirty-one scholarships have been awarded in the history of the event and Stout said the goal is eventually get to the point of being able to provide students with a full ride scholarship.