Fun and funds collided on the golf course on Saturday for the inaugural Record Open, a charity golf tournament in support of The Record North Shore.
Groups of local news supporters took to the tees not only to raise money for The Record, but also to compete for a raffle and cash prizes on Saturday August 7 at the Chick Evans Golf Course in Morton Grove.
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The scoring competition was played on the wire, with the last four holes deciding the winners.
In the end, CoWorkers group Wilmette of Monica Thompson, Alex Thompson, Julia Goebel and Julie Saltzman won the day with a minus 13, two strokes better than runners-up Michael Siehoff, Kristen Carr and Ryan Pryde.
The winning quartet was sponsored by Coworkers, a shared office space in downtown Wilmette, and the group didn’t stop there. Goebel also won the longest race in women and closest to the pin competitions, while Alex Thompson won the longest race in men.
(Editor’s note: The Record rents workspace from CoWorkers, who are also a sponsor and community partner of The Record.)
Following the tight finish, supporters enjoyed an after-round meal hosted by Pit & Tap, a new Texan-style barbecue restaurant in Wilmette who donated to the cause.
In the end, the first Record Open raised over $ 2,000 for The Record North Shore, a nonprofit local news site launched less than a year ago to cover the northern suburbs of Chicago. .
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