April 15, 2011 - The Fourth Annual Golden Scalpel Golf Tournament was held April 9, 2011, at Woodlake Golf Club in Tazewell, Tenn. The Tournament is presented by the Student Osteopathic Surgical Association at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM).

Two teams tied at 56 and drew for the first and second place prizes. First place went to the “Prescription Shop” of golfers Ben Iles, Shey Ditto, Mitch Bartley and Michael Boler. Second place went to the “Off in the Woods” team of Brandon Chappell, Chris Duval, Kendrith Beebe and Zach Spradlin.

This year’s tournament was sponsored by DeRoyal Industries. The tournament raised $4,600 to benefit the East Tennessee branch of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. The Foundation's mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make-A-Wish experience has on children, families, referral sources, donors, sponsors and entire communities. The money raised through the tournament will be used to help grant the wish of a sixth grade student who has epidermolysis bullosa, a condition that causes the skin to be extremely fragile and to blister and tear easily.

The DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine is located on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. LMU-DCOM is an integral part of LMU’s values-based learning community, and is dedicated to preparing the next generation of osteopathic physicians to provide health care in the often underserved region of Appalachia and beyond. For more information about LMU-DCOM, call 1-800-325-0900, ext. 7082, e-mail, or visit us online at

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