Niagara Gazette


July 2, 2013

Area Sports Roundup: Golf, baseball, softball, soccer, bocce, tennis & volleyball

Niagara Gazette — Dave Silver and Tom Rager were crowned the overall champions at the 84th Mens Invitational at Niagara Falls Country Club, posting scores of 61, 67 and 67 for a total of 195. 

The runners-up, Brian Hall and Doug Mooradian, were just two strokes behind with a three-round total of 197 (68-66-63). The gross champions were the pair of Matt Wilkinson and Brian Clark (76-69-73 — 218).

Flight leaders were as follows: Flight 1 - Jamie Mandell and Dave Sharpe; Flight 2 - Fred Gadawski and Scott Weitzel; Flight 3 - Jim Toellner and John Toellner; Flight 4 - Joseph Fabian and Thomas Renzi; Flight 5 - Robert Minicucci and David Stuart; Flight 6 - George Smutko and Kurt Smutko.

• Patty Kuriscak was last week's Flight A winner in the Hyde Park women's Wednesday 9-Hole league, shooting at 38. Taking second was Terru Guerrucci with a score of 42, while Dorothea Nortz scored a 44 to clinch third. The other top three finishers in each flight were: Flight B: Joanne McCartin (31), Dorothy Gara (35) and Shirley Wisniewski 44 (won the tie-breaker on Hole 5 vs. Judy Paonessa); Flight C: Sally Alex (36), Gail McMahon (44) and Sue Farley (46); Flight D: Linda Schreiber (36), Nancy Orsi (47) and Sara Robins (49).

• In other local golf news, Lewiston resident Roseanne Muto scored her second career hole-in-one at Niagara Frontier Country Club on the course's Hole 11 (94 yards) using an 8-iron. Al Muto, Sr. and Al Muto, Jr. both witnessed the shot.

• Jeff Brown recently scored his first-ever hole-in-one at Willowbrook Golf Course in Lockport. The Lancaster resident , who has been playing golf for 25 years, scored his ace on Hole 12 South, a 145-yard hole, using an 8-iron. Jim Lillis, Tim Alexin and Kevin Corcoran witnessed the feat.

• Earlier this week Oak Run Golf Course reported two holes-in-one in the month of June. The most recent came last week, when Jerry Roberts scored an ace on the 126-yard 18th hole (126 yards) during the Tuesday Malloy League. He used a 9-iron while accomplishing the feat. The second ace happened early in the month, when Bill Farone also scored it on the 18th hole, using an 8-iron during Wednesday PCI League play.

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