Fraternity Brothers Play ‘Alonzo McGhee Memorial Tournament’

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Members of a foundation started to provide scholarships to children hosted a golf tournament Friday. One of the founding members was Alonzo McGhee. Huntsville Police found McGhee shot to death in January.

McGhee's friends told WHNT NEWS 19 they are continuing McGhee's legacy, but also hoping an arrest happens soon.

The day was perfect.

"Way right, way right, way right," exclaimed McGhee's friend, Kelvin Carter.

A group of long-time friends to hit the greens at the Sunset Landing Golf Course.

"Oh, 79 to the green center. What are we talking like a 99?," said McGhee's friend, Lawrence McRae.

Voices could be heard from all directions. There is one, no one could hear. It's the voice of Alonzo McGhee.

"He is in our memory. If he was out here, you would hear him back about four holes away and yelling," said McGhee's friend, Will Collins.

Huntsville Police found the 44-year-old soldier dead in January. He was shot to death.

"It's been 5 months and 17 days. That's how long it's been. Not that I am counting, but I am," added Collins.

Collins and his brothers of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity are playing the Alonzo McGhee Memorial Tournament. The tournament carried another name for nearly 10 years in a effort to raise money for educational scholarships.

Many in the group worked with McGhee to start the Youth Friendship Foundation in 2005.

Five months after McGhee's death, his friends want more information from police.

"We want to hear we are closing in, we have ruled out this person, or ruled out that person and we are going to make an arrest," added Collins.

McGhee's voice was silent. His spirit was real.

McRae said after hitting his ball in the hole, "Yeah! Alonzo,is showing off for real now."

WHNT NEWS 19 asked Huntsville Police for an update on the murder investigation. A spokesman for the department told us it's against department policy to comment on anything that may affect cases in or out of court.

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