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PGA Golfer Scott Stallings gives back at 31st annual Patricia Neal Golf Classic

Posted on August 25, 2015
Stallings (center) played the morning round with the foursome of Dr. Bill Hall, Covenant Health CEO Tony Spezia, Dr. Mitch Dickson and Covenant Health Board Member Joe Sutter.
Stallings (center) played the morning round with the foursome of Dr. Bill Hall, Covenant Health CEO Tony Spezia, Dr. Mitch Dickson and Covenant Health Board Member Joe Sutter.

Scott Stallings, a 3-time winner on the PGA Tour, joined forty other Tennessee PGA professionals in the 31st annual Patricia Neal Golf Classic pro-am, presented by Regal Cinemas, on Monday, August 24, at Holston Hills Country Club.   

Stallings, who finished with a 6 under 66 in the morning round and 10 under 62 in the afternoon, would have earned a 1st place finish in the Morrison Healthcare Food Services professional tournament. Instead, he generously chose to forego placement in the rankings and is making a donation equal to the $1,500 first place purse back to the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center to support scholarships for patients who would otherwise be unable to receive care. 

A graduate of Oak Ridge High School and Tennessee Tech University, Stallings and his family now live in Knoxville.  He says he enjoys the rare opportunities he gets to participate in events at home, particularly when they support a good cause. 

“The Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center does great work with these patients who need to get back on their feet,” says Stallings.  “I am usually out of town when this tournament rolls around, so it was awesome to have the chance to play and to help a great program like this one.” 

Yesterday’s Classic raised over $275,000 for the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center, a member of Covenant Health.  The Center includes a 73-bed inpatient unit, 13 outpatient clinics, a brain injury day treatment program, an adaptive recreation cooperative, a comprehensive driving program, a seating and mobility clinic and more.  It is highly regarded for its excellent treatment of strokes, spinal injuries and traumatic brain injuries, receiving accreditation in 10 different treatment specialties by the Committee on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).  The Center is a five-time winner of the Crystal Award for Outstanding Customer Service in Rehabilitation.

For more information on the Patricia Neal Golf Classic, visit www.patneal.org/classic or call (865) 531-5210.


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