The roundup from this year's golf tournament that honors the legacy of one of Harnett County's most accomplished and respected businessman.
DUNN — The second annual Joe Tart Memorial Golf Tournament made its much-anticipated return to Chicora's par-71 layout on Thursday, May 26.
Following a record turnout in its inaugural showcase, the event attracted another impressive collection of top local golfers of varying ages.
First-place honors went to the group that included, Kyle Turlington, Will Peregoy (last year's longest drive winner) and Steven Hamby. The squad finished with a final total of 48.
Former Erwin Mayor Patsy Carson sponsored the second-place (53) team of EJ Womack, Nicholas Womack, Wesley Roberts, and Jason Bethune, while Steve Malone, Fred Rambeut and Nick Skatell grouped together to help post a 54 to take third.
Meanwhile, Tart's grandson, Robert Tart, was among the host of family members on hand.
Robert competed alongside the youngest team at the tournament, ages 11 to 13, that included Thomas Honeycutt, Michael Shook and Grant McIntyre.
This year's longest drive winner was Neva Chance.
Presented again by the Erwin Area Chamber of Commerce the spring event is scheduled each year to honor Joe Tart, who died in August of 2020 after a long career as a local lawyer and business owner.
He was also key in the revitalization efforts of Chicora as one of the major shareholders and devoted significant time to the course, playing in past tournaments and practice rounds.