May 14, 2024

Bank of Forest team members included (from left) Drew Kenna Eddie Holifield, Steve Gibson and Randy Dilley.

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A team representing Bank of Forest took top honors in the Championship Flight of the East Central Community College Alumni Association’s 21st annual Warrior Golf Classic presented by PATH Company and held Friday, May 10, on the Oaks Course at the Dancing Rabbit Golf Club in Choctaw.

According to event coordinator Maria McLeod, director of alumni relations at ECCC, 24 teams registered to play in the four-person scramble which annually raises money for student scholarships. This year set a record surpassing the $20,000 mark thanks to a title sponsorship provided by PATH Company.

“We are so grateful to PATH Company for serving as our title sponsor of the 2024 Warrior Golf Classic and whose generous support has allowed us to surpass previous fundraising records. And many thanks to our food sponsor The Citizens Bank of Philadelphia and our numerous Gold Sponsor teams who have faithfully supported this tournament for so many years.”

The winning Bank of Forest team posted a 19 under par 53 over the 18-hole event for the win. Team members included Steve Gibson, Randy Dilley, Eddie Holifield, and Drew Kenna.

Taking top honors in the First Flight was the First Financial Bank team with a 14 under par score of 58. Team members included Steve Potts, Lee McDill, Larry Waggoner, and Craig McIntosh.

Second Flight winner was the McLain Plumbing team with a score of 61, 11 under par. Team members were Philip McLain, Ryan Whitaker, Trent Cumberland, and Chris Thrash.

On-course contest winners were Eddie Holifield of the Bank of Forest team, closest to the pin on the front nine; David Hayman of the IN Sports team, closest to the pin on the back nine; Steve Gibson of the Bank of Forest team, longest drive on the front nine; and Jake Kight of the IN Sports team, longest drive on the back nine.

Cameron Brown of the Community Bank team was the winner of the La-Z-Boy chair door prize donated by La-Z-Boy South of Newton.

James Hibpshman of the American Benefits Broker team won a door prize that included a golf package for four donated by the Dancing Rabbit Golf Club.

Several other golfers won door prizes consisting of various golf equipment.

Sponsors for 2024 included:

Title Sponsor

PATH Company, LLC

Food Sponsor

The Citizens Bank of Philadelphia

Special Donation Sponsor

Aladdin Campus Dining

Gold Sponsors

McLain Plumbing


Quinn's Pharmacy/Newton & Union

The Junction

Prince Oil

American Fidelity Life

Great Southern Bank

Educational Furniture

Bank of Forest

Harrison Surveying

Trace Services


Community Bank


Howard Industries

First Financial Bank

Steve Baker-American Benefits Broker

State Farm/Top Shelf Nutrition

SouthGroup Cox

Southern Pine Electric

B&G Equipment

Hole Sponsors

Dallas Printing

The New York Blower Company

Ochsner Rush Health

Magnolia Tent

Mayo Law Firm

Foreman Wood Products

Rex Team Sports

Robbins Sport Surfaces

Ely Guild Hardy

B&Z Constrution


Manuscript Coffee

For more information about the ECCC Warrior Golf Classic, contact McLeod at 601-635-6303 or