Thomhave's legacy lives on through tournament

Published: Friday, October 4, 2013 at 04:09 PM.

"I grew up with Christian playing golf for many years," he said. "Whenever I first started playing, he was somebody that I could play with and was really good to compete against. When I got the scholarship it got me started and really pushed me in the direction of becoming a golf pro.

"He was such a great golfer and he would always compete with me and try to get me to bring it to the next level, which really got me playing golf more."

Martin said the scholarship is important because it helps students who might not otherwise have a chance to attend Northwest Florida State.

B.J. Thomhave, along with his wife, Karen, and daughter, Kalena, hope to keep the tournament going as long as they can.

“It's a good thing to remember Christian," B.J. Thomhave said. "It obviously helps other kids go to college. We think it's a good thing we do every year.

"I was thinking one of these years we probably are not going to do it any more. We are getting older and what have you, but as long as I can manage, I feel like we will just go ahead and go on and have the tournament. It honors Christian's memory."


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