Golf & Tennis Challenge: Rewarding Greatness

Closing out the 'Challenge' with a celebration

After an eventful, networking-filled weekend, the 22nd anniversary of the Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge came to a close with an Awards Dinner and Concert Celebration, hosted by FedEx Express, to acknowledge the sponsors for their continued support and the accomplished attendees that dominated the challenges this week. The top performers of the challenge were honored with purple blazers for their weekend triumphs. Check out the list of award winners below:

Tennis Divisions

French Open, Division C, 1st place: Stephanie Graham
French Open, Division C, 2nd place: Cheryl Tyson
U.S. Open Champions, Division B, 1st place: Carl Holland
U.S. Open Champions, Division B, 2nd place: Micah Harrell

[Related: Golf & Tennis Challenge – Day 4: Til Next Time]

Golf Awards
Most Improved Player, Golf Academy: Lora Spencer

Golf Awards – Men’s “B” Flight
Low net winner: Tom Hodge
2nd place low net: Brad Corbin
3rd place low net:  Larry Lawrence
1st place low gross: Gregory Jackson

Golf Awards – Women’s Flight
Low net winner: Daphne Grissom
2nd place low net: Ashaunta Epps

Golf Awards – Men’s “A” Flight
Low net winner: Erwin Watson
2nd place low net: Lawrence Taylor
3rd place low net: Andrew Walker

Purple Jacket Winners
Tennis, Women’s Wimbledon Champion: Lavenia Ferguson
Golf, Ladies Division: Brenda Gould
Golf, Men’s Division: Kenny Larry

First Place: Barbara Owens

Immediately following the issuing of awards, came the much-anticipated performance by, none other than the Grammy-award winning artist Estelle; performing ‘old and new school’ hits and renditions for attendees. Estelle thoroughly entertained a relaxed crowd with sultry sounds and heartfelt tunes of love, loss and, of course, conquering.

Until next year—-already looking forward to doing it all over again.

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