Cavany, Bingham Claim Opener
Kyle Cavany and Bob Bingham posted a 2-under 69 to win the Opening Day event at Stone Hedge Country Club, a blind-draw captain-and-mate tourney pairing an A and B player. John Erat-Dave Amori were a stroke back, with Alex Steve-Brett Butler grabbing third with 72. First flight: Jerry Bogedin-Mike Harris (76, MC), Tim McHugh-Nick Percival (76, MC), Barbey Smith-Bob Sherry (77). C.C. of Scranton Carla Pompey led the way on the Scores on Odd Holes ladies day, posting a low-gross best 38 and leading the way with just 34 putts for 18 holes. Cathy Wendolowski posted a low-net best of 31. Other top gross scores in their classification came from Ellen Mesko, Erin Donohue, who had just 36 putts, and Sue Foley. Low net leaders were Kathy Oven, Norina Lynott and Pat Atkins. ■ In the Northeast Pennsylvania Women’s Golf Association opening day event, Pompey had the low gross score (91) and Foley had low net (74) and fewest putts (31), while Christine Yi (33) also had the flat stick working. Other top gross scores were recorded by Kay Rhiew, Yi, Annie McDonough and Sally O’Brien, with Jeanne Nicholas, Norina Lynott and Carol Chisdak posting low net scores. Emanon C.C. The team of Ted Matthews, Jim Davey, Dave Lewis and Jack Joyce shot a 10-under 61 to claim the championship of the 28th annual Frank O’Neill Memorial Tournament. First flight winners with 68 were Alex Varaska, Mike Olek, John Culkin and Sean Kerrigan. Second-flight honors went to Sean Hughes, Kevin Gallagher, Tony Pongonis and Tom Smith. Glen Oak C.C. Pat Foley and Brandon Jackson teamed for a 1-under 71 to win the Opening Day tourney by a stroke over Lou Rosetti-Mike Manci, and two over Howard Wimmer-Mike Mardo. Top three teams in other flights were: First, Jay Nealon-Bill Brown, Jody Fitzsimmons-Matt Urbas, Gary Borgia-Mike O’Brien; Second, Toby Lovecchio-Eric Eckenrode, Tom Lucas-Al Milner, Sam Borgi-Zod Hamidian; Third, Terry Cochran-Steve Finn, Frank Adamo-Frankie Adamo, Paul Scartelli-Gene Trotta; Fourth, Jerry Zubert-Conrad Bosley, Jim Sanderson-Al Matrone, Dave Abel-Paul Lockett. Holes-in-one Daniel Flynn got the spring season off to a good start at Scott Greens Golf Club, using his 5-wood to ace the 170-yard seventh hole. Flynn’s playing partner was Brian Martin. ■ Clarks Summit’s Mike Pacyna made the most out of his 8-iron shot on the par-3 fourth hole at Stone Hedge Country Club, puring it for an ace. Eric Washo witnessed the shot. ■ Kevin Smith aced the 12th hole while playing in the General Dynamics League at Sleepy Hollow Golf Course. Playing with Glenn Owens, Luke Heisler and Adam Smith, Kevin used a pitching wedge for his hole-in-one from 160 yards. ■ Jeff Nevins used his lucky 7-iron to score a hole-in-one from 149 yards on the 14th hole at Sleepy Hollow Golf Club. There to attest the perfect shot were Tom Carachilo, Joe Pidgeon, Dom Carachilo and Chris Cino. ■ Dunmore’s Jim Gilhooley aced the par-3 seventh hole at Stone Hedge Country Club. His 9-iron gem was witnessed by Bill Strepeck and Mike Kenehan. ■ Aileen Soya didn’t have to wait long to spread the good news after knocking her 5-wood shot into the cup on the 17th hole at Glen Oak Country Club. Witnessing the 152 yards of perfection were Bray Stahller, Gayle DeAntona and Carol Dembert. Marjon G.C. Larry McAndrew and Chuck Warrick maintained control of first place in the Thursday Night League with 14½ points, with Devon Brown and Gregg Ehrgood one point back. Tied for third, another half-point back, are Al Bendinsky-Dave Waibel and Rick Rosengrant-Ken Setzer. Pocono Farms C.C. Brian Kuhns, Rodger Spear, A.J. Oravec and Timmy Gaudette posted a 7-under 65 to win the Icebreaker Invitational by one stroke over Mike Bryndzia, Ed Ryan, Jerry Halloran and Peggy Mason. Don Cain, Jim Lodovici, John Antola and Sally Sakala were another shot back in third. First-flight winners were Julie Basile, Tony Russo, Sharon Spear and Larry Reiner with 70, edging Bob Pennett, Betsy Cuneo, Ken Callahan and Carolyn DeBrincat on a scorecard playoff. Liam Ong, Mark Ong, Brian McVeigh and Jodi Gaudette were one back in third. Scott Greens G.C. Corbin Babyak shot a 3-under-par 30 to win the weather-delayed eighth annual Masters tournament. A Swing For Life academy member for years while at Wallenpaupack Area High School, Babyak, now a member of the Goldey Beacom College team outdistanced the field to win his first “Green Hoodie.” Finishing runner-up was Abington Heights player Nick Sebastianelli at even-par 33. Winning the women’s division with a blistering 3-under 31 from the red tees was recent University of Scranton commit Emma Nemitz. Abington Heights’ Will Brown again claimed the 16-and-under division with a 34, while Frank Mackey topped Greg Walsh in a playoff for the Senior Division after each shot 36. Pio Pannacia was the Super Senior winner with 46. MARTY MYERS covers local golf for The Times-Tribune. Email him your league and tournament results, holes-in-one, anecdotes and photos at firstname.lastname@example.org.