Niagara Gazette


August 22, 2013

Area Sports Roundup for August 22, 2013

Niagara Gazette — Niagara Frontier Country Club held its Club Championships and crowned its men’s, women’s and junior champions.

Elias Cobti was the overall men’s winner, with a gross score of 220. Dan Frost was the Class A winner with his net score of 208. Dam Prezioso took top honors in Class B with a net score of 203, while Mike Carella was the Class C winner with his net score of 197.

Patty Lank shot rounds of 85 and 78 for a gross score of 148 that earned her the women’s overall championship. Nancy Riccio took top honors in Class A with her net score of 163.

Connor Brown won the junior championship, shooting rounds of 88 and 90 for a gross total of 178.

• Meanwhile at Niagara Falls Country Club, the pairing of Dan Bazzani and Dennis Scouler won the overall championship of the 2013 Toby Lyons Invitational with their score of 162.

Seven other pairs won their respective flights. Dave Sanchez and Mike Denisco took Flight 1’s top honors with their score of 171. Bob Warren and Bill Warren scored 173 to lead Flight 2. John Gambino and Dick Lindamer led Flight 3 with their score of 177. Ron Soluri and Ron Soluri, Jr. scored 179 to lead Flight 4. Naresh Jain and Mohinder Kalra led Flight 5 with their score of 175. Frank Tedesco and Nick Birjukow scored 174 to lead Flight 6. The team of Sam Santarosa and Park Newton led Flight 7 with their score of 176.

• Benjamin T. Stewart, age 34, of Gasport scored his first-ever hole in one late last week at Willowbrook Golf Course, achieving his ace on the 148-yard 12th Hole South using an 8 Iron. Keith Flagler, Bob Kane and Ryan Schaeffer were witnesses. 

Golf course officials noted that about 45 minutes after Stewart scored his ace, a tournament was getting underway on the grounds that featured a new car to the first golfer to score a hole in one on that same hole during the event. Stewart was quoted by golf course officials about missing out on that opportunity by joking, “I’ve never been lucky, just good.”

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