Second annual TLL chapter Ques golf classic a success

Friday, May 20, 2011

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TLL Member Quentin Lowe takes his best shot during the tournament.

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The golf classic's committee included Mark Floyd, left, Spencer Morgan, Michael Haywood, Thomas Quattlebaum, committee Chairman Lewis Howard, Luther Clark and Fabian Franklin.


The second annual Southern Maryland Ques golf classic was May 13 at the Swan Point Yacht & Country Club in Swan Point.

The golf classic was organized by Tau Lambda Lambda chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. in partnership with the John Lancaster & W. Cecil Short Charity Foundation.

TLL chapter was chartered in 2004 and strives to enhance the lives of the citizens of the Southern Maryland area through quality programs and events.

The JLWCS Charity Foundation, a nonprofit organization, was started in 2009 with a goal of generating financial resources to assist youth in Southern Maryland to attain college degrees. One of the ways that this goal is accomplished is through the golf classic.

Thomas Quattlebaum, a member of the TLL golf committee, helped to coordinate the event.

"The weather wasn't the best today, but the tournament was still a great success," he said while thanking a golfer for coming out in the rain. "It was a difficult course and everyone still had a great time playing."

The event raises money for annual scholarship awards given to high school seniors in the Southern Maryland area. TLL chapter and the JLWCS Charity Foundation have partnered to give $20,000 in scholarships to area youth since 2008. The awards for 2011 are triple the amount from what was given when the initiative first began.

David Simmons is the current treasurer of the JLWCS Charity Foundation.

"We're all here to support the community work that both organizations do. This year we have not only increased the number of funds raised for scholarships, but we have also improved the quality of the tournament," he said in a press release.

Sixty golfers registered for the tournament vying for trophies and recognition for first-through third-place finishes and bragging rights until next year's event. For more information on Tau Lambda Lambda chapter and the John Lancaster & Cecil Short Charity Foundation, go to www.southernmdques.org or www.JLWCScharityfoundation.org.