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Tornado Damaged Country Club Hosts Golf Tournament

Debris and yellow caution tape covered the area around Top O' The Lake Country Club in Bowie. The country club was ravaged days before by a devastating tornado. But even tragedy did not keep the country club from hosting their 3rd annual David Slaton Memorial Golf Tournament.

Built in 1963, the country club was one of the buildings hardest hit in the area. It is going to cost the facility an estimated 1.2 million dollars to repair all of the damages. After the tornado, there was an overwhelming response from the community and many people came out to help clean up the debris.

"They have responded out of this world I mean, they have pulled together and they have been out here shoulder to shoulder with their chainsaws and equipment cleaning up the mess… it's been wonderful, absolutely wonderful" says owner Greg Underwood.

Despite the incident, more than 100 golfers and supporters gathered to play in the tournament. All of the proceeds raised by the tournament will go towards the David Slaton Memorial Scholarship for college-bound students and the event is speculated to raise more than $5000 for the scholarship. Going forward, the country club hopes to slowly rebuild and continue to provide a golf course for the families and residents of the community.

Cynthia Kobayashi, Newschannel Six.

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