April 20, 2009 - The Student Osteopathic Surgical Association at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM SOSA) held its Second Annual Golden Scalpel Golf Tournament recently at Woodlake Golf Club in Tazewell, Tenn. This year’s tournament was sponsored by DeRoyal Industries.

LMU-DCOM SOSA donated $4,000 from the proceeds of the Tournament to The Dream Connection, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fulfilling the special dreams of children in East Tennessee who are faced with life threatening or chronically debilitating illnesses. Officers from LMU-DCOM SOSA presented Dream Connection President Ron Rector with a check following the Tournament. The Dream Connection plans to use the donation to help fund the dream of a child from New Tazewell, Tenn., who is currently being treated for cancer at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.

First place in the Tournament went to the Middlesboro ARH team. Team members included Chris Harris, Dr. Vick Kau, Allen Wilford and Matt Gann. The “Sultans of Swing” took second place. Team members included second-year osteopathic medical student Steven Ralph, Ronald Ralph, Dirk Doss and David White. Other tournament events included the longest drive contest, closest to the pin contest and putting contest.

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 healthcare 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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Photo Caption: (L-R): First-year osteopathic medical student Allison Wagner and second-year osteopathic medical student Aaron Fielden, officers from LMU-DCOM SOSA, present Ron Rector from The Dream Connection with a check for $4,000.

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