DURANT – The Southeastern golf team hosted the 11th Annual Michael “Monk” Metheny Golf Tournament at the Silverado Golf Course on April 28. The tournament helps to raise money for the Savage Storm golf program.
“It was a beautiful day,” said head golf coach Don Hudson, “And we had a lot of support from people to help raise fund for the golf team.”
The group of Randall Garvin, Bob Perry, Doug Perry and G. Allen Johnson took home the tournament top honors.
The group of Ken Elder, Van Dixon, Pat Phelps, Don Ferguson and Nathan Harris came in second.
“We would like to congratulate the winners,” said Hudson, “And we would especially like to thank Landmark Bank for its tournament sponsorship, Silverado Golf Course for hosting and Bobby and Melissa Story for their prize donations.”
Michael, the son of Pat and Southeastern baseball coach Mike Metheny, was only 22 at the time of his death following an automobile accident near Madill in July of 1994. He graduated from Durant High School in 1990 and was a senior at Southeastern. He would have earned his degree in criminal justice in December of that year.
He had undergone more than 20 major surgeries and had received a kidney from his mother. Overcoming most of his medical limitations, Michael lived to compete and found his niche on the golf course.
He was a member of the Southeastern golf team and a well-known figure around Southeastern sports as he followed his dad’s baseball team at home and on the road.