Jon Romine, Brent Gibson, Brian Smith, Claudia Redinger, Felicity Lloyd-Jones & Kelsey Haynie

FORT MYERS, Fla. (June 3, 2015) – The Rotary Club of Fort Myers Sunrise hosted 104 amateur players and 26 professionals during its inaugural Pro-Am Golf Classic on May 22 at the Forest County Club in Fort Myers.

The Rotary Club of Fort Myers Sunrise partnered with The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc. to create this new golf tournament to raise funds to provide scholarships for local students to continue their education at a technical or trade school, or a college or university.

The inaugural event featured professionals including Grant Burgess, Martina Gavier, Gail Graham, Mike Faulkner, Kelsey Haynie, Felicity Lloyd-Jones, Alex Medinis, Claudia Redinger, Gyles Robin, Justin Smith and more. Players teed off in a two best ball format, and Pros competed for a $1,000 purse.

Pro Gail Graham with her team

The winning pro was Gail Graham with a score of 68. Currently living is Naples, Graham is a three-time winner in the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) and has won nearly $1.3 million as a pro. She beat a field of 18 men and six other lady pros during the inaugural tournament.

First Low Gross winners – Chadwick Saunders, Kyle Parsons, Carmen Dellutri, Kyle Petrick & Justin Smith

First Low Net winners – Ron Henry, Don Ham, Mike Faulkner, Steve Yahtsko & Mike Soperak

The winning teams were amateurs Carmen Dellutri, Kyle Parsons, Kyle Petrick, Chadwick Saunders and pro Justin Smith, winning first low gross with a score of 129, and amateurs Don Ham, Ron Henry, Mike Soperak, Steve Yahtsko and pro Mike Faulkner, winning first low net with a score of 122.

Arika Bjorkedal & David Gallentine

This year’s event sponsors included Arika Bjorkedal of VIP Realty Group, Dellutri Law Group, P.A., Ed Conner, EnSite, EnTech, Freedom Insurance Center, Investors’ Security Trust, Iron Ridge Insurance Services, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Marshall T. Bower, Esq., Millennium Physician Group, Prosperity PEO, Rasmussen College, Republic Technologies, R.L. James General Contractors, Inc., Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, Scanlon Auto Group, South Trail Tire & Auto Repair, TKW Consulting Engineers, Inc. and Wells Fargo Advisors.

Marshall Bower, Greg Blurton, Beverly Burke, Erica Patti & Margo Brewster

The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc. is a private, 501(c)(3) organization established in 1986. Its mission is to enhance and enrich the quality of public education in Lee County for students and educators through programs, resources and experiences made possible through corporate, individual and educational partnerships.

Rotary International is made up of 1.2 million neighbors, friends and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in their communities and around the word. The Rotary Club of Fort Myers Sunrise includes 37 members who attend weekly meetings and raise money for various efforts including the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation, the Heights Foundation, Blessings in a Backpack, Junior Achievement, hunger organizations and more.

For more information, call 239-218-1997 or email

Tyler Gubbrud, Jennifer Coleman, Robert Stan & Blake Weeks

Mike Faulkner, Mike Soperak, Don Ham & Ron Henry