Hinds Community College’s annual golf tournament at Clear Creek Golf Club in Bovina is being renamed to honor a second big supporter of the annual fundraiser.

The Clyde Donnell and Othel Mendrop Memorial Golf Tournament is Sept. 16 at the east Warren County golf course and will again benefit a scholarship fund for students through the Warren-Claiborne County chapter of the Alumni Association. About $160,000 has been raised in the more than 25 years since the tournament began. Proceeds from the tournament began going to the scholarship in 1999 and were endowed in 2003.

Registration begins at noon, with play to begin at 1 p.m. For more information, contact alumni coordinator Libby Posey, at 601-857-3350.

This year’s tournament is rebranded to add Othel Mendrop’s name to the event. Mendrop, who died in 2014, was inducted to Hinds’ Sports Hall of Fame in 1989 and was an avid golfer and tournament supporter.

Born in 1927, Mendrop attended Hinds and Memphis State College on basketball scholarships. After a master’s degree in administration from Mississippi College and four years in the Air Force, he coached basketball and football and was principal in the former Warren County School District. For 10 years, he was principal at Warren Central High School and coached girls track there. Later, he became assistant superintendent of education for the district.

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