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35th anniversary Penny Jones golf tournament benefits LMH

Eric Vogel of Chanute made a hole in one on the seventh hole at the 35th annual H.P. “Penny” Jones Open Golf Tournament on Friday, September 9, 2016, at Lawrence Country Club.

The feat won Vogel a 2016 Buick Envision, which was donated by Greg Maurer of Dale Willey Automotive. Vogel, who was playing with three friends with whom he attended Neosho County Community College, said he was shocked when the ball went in the hole during the charity golf event. “I’m still shaking,” said Vogel, who was playing on a team sponsored by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

Again this year, proceeds from the Dr.H.P. “Penny” Jones Open benefit Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association to enhance the quality of health care in the Lawrence area. Since 1969, LMH Endowment Association has provided more than $23 million in equipment and services for our community hospital.

Pictured above, from left, are Curtis Foley, Lawrence; Mike Dressler, Gardner; Bryan Brady, Hays; and Vogel. For more photographs from the 2016 Penny Jones, click here.

Tournament winners

Morning Session

1st Place

First Flight

Nathan Dick

Mason Dick

Gary Dick

Greg Dick

2nd Place

Matt Jennings

Jim Winne

Bart Hoolehan

Marc Brookings

1st Place

Second Flight

Kelvin Heck

Kent Conwell

Gary Sollars

Ron Miller

2nd Place

Lauren Wiest

Mike Boyd

Dave Ruf

Jim Huckleberry

Afternoon Session

1st Place

First Flight

Jay Patterson

Van Reichert

Bud Stagg

Will Gantz

2nd Place

Jason Kimball

Joel Kaczor

Brad Scraper

Jon Haggard

1st Place

Second Flight

Ted Simmons

Bill Hirschler

Andy Brookshire

Bernie Heffernon

2nd Place

Galen Van Blaricum

Kurt Falkenstein

David Olmsted

Peter Olmsted

About H. P. “Penny” Jones, 1906-1997

Penny Jones

Dr. H P. “Penny” Jones was a member of Lawrence’s medical community for more than 60 years. He was born in Lawrence on June 8, 1906, and graduated from Lawrence High School, where he lettered in three sports and was senior class president.

At KU, he played basketball for Phog Allen. Jones earned a medical degree at Rosedale (now KU Medical Center), completed graduate study at Harvard and a two-year internship at Harvard Hospital. He returned to Lawrence in 1933 and joined his father, H.T. Jones, in his practice.

Before he retired at age 80, “Penny” Jones served as Chief of the Medical Staff at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, president of the Douglas County Medical Society and the State Board of Health. “Penny” Jones died January 26, 1997. It’s fitting this tournament is named for him because “Penny” Jones used his love of golf to promote healthy lifestyles.