Golf: Dalessandro Wins NEPWGA Championship
Danielle Dalessandro shot 76 to capture the the Northeast Pennsylvania Women’s Golf Association championship at Elmhurst Country Club.
Selena Cerra took second (80) and Wendy Cimoch was third (83).
Ellen Frank topped first flight net (69). Natalie Sokoloski claimed second (74), while Kathy Goeringer was third (75).
Second flight gross went to Linda Brodbeck (87). Marie Gregg was second (91).
Sharon Hudacek captured second flight net (73) on a match of cards over Debbie Ott (73).
Jessica Stasman claimed third flight gross (92) while Tracey Genell was second (99).
Donna Amota topped third flight net (69) while Diane Gilchrist finished second (77).
In the senior division, Ruth Dettore earned first place gross (87), second place went to Sis Ertley (88) while Barbara Maier rounded out the top three (97).
Carol Hess won the senior division net (73). Marie Santilli took second (82) while Kathy Nalevanko was third (83).
C.C. of Scranton
On Ladies Day, Karen Sproul, Norina Lynott, Susan Foley and Dot Mackie shot 124 to finish first in the foursomes in best two balls net format. Jane Kilduff-Molino, Cheryl Farrell, Linda Sproul and Mary Jo Pasqualichio were second. Ellen Mesko, Ok Hee Lee and Jane Van Horn shot 136 to finish first in the threesomes. Eleanor Jones, Christine Yi and Sally O’Brien were second.
• Joe Cimochowski, Katie Zefran, Jim Zefran and Linda Zefran topped the Mixed Couples event with a 73.
Joe Sproul, Karen Sproul, Dave Swisher and Pat Swisher finished a stroke back. Don Mancuso, Shirley Barrett, Leo Skorupa and MaryEllen Skorupa took third (76), while Pat Pasqualichio, MJ Pasqualichio, John Lee and Kathi Lee rounded out the top four with a 79.
Joe Klikus and Billy O’Dell shot 67 and won the championship flight on a match at Pro Day at Elkview Country Club. Jerry Burns Jr. and Chris Killiany placed second while Chris Schank and Chas Hudacek were third (68).
Frank Osborne and John Zavada shot 76 to win first flight on a match of cards over Bill Durkin and Bill Burdyn. Billy Dempsey and Luke Pisarcik were third (77).
The second flight went to Mike and Jim Kielar (80), Walt and Dan Zabrowski claimed second (81) and Joe Speicher and Ted Okon were third (81).
Mike Piorkowski stuck his tee shot 20 inches from the cup to earn closest to the pin on No. 9. Tony Rusnak earned closest to the pin on No. 16 with an approach that landed 9 feet, 2 inches from the hole.
Jerry and John Burns topped the gold flight (77). Joe Daley and Russell Hauenstein were second (78) and Paul Mazzoni and Cody Brook were third (81).
¦ Mom and daughter decided to celebrate with a cruise in Alaska after winning the women’s Member-Member tournament by two shots. Linda and Katie Zefran posted a 5-under-par 67 to edge Selena Cerra and Shirley Barrett.
Susan Mancuso and Karen Zazzera took first flight (84), while Helen Sudlesky and Ann Andrews were second (91).
Donna Buraczewski and Jaime Haley (95) won the second flight, while Elaine Burman and Deb McNamara took second (96).
Third flight went to Theresa Hughes and Janice Sparks (104). Connie Tellep and Donna Mendicino finished a stroke back in second place.
Mary Ann Malecki earned closest to the line on No. 2.
Selena Cerra hunted down the flagstick on No. 7, hitting her tee shot 5 feet, 9 inches from the cup, to earn closest to the pin. Jean Burns took closest to the pin on the ninth hole, hitting her tee shot 3 feet, 11 inches from the cup.
Katie Zefran had the longest drive on No. 10.
¦ Ken Bolcavage tallied a two-round total of 146 to capture the Senior Club Championship for ages 50-59.
Joe Klikus finished a stroke back. Ken Nestor and John Tolerico each shot 154.
Mike Heck topped the
60-69 division with 144. Matt Froncek claimed second (151), while Jay McNamara was third (154).
Denny Lucier took the
70-over division by shooting 148. Joe Barrette claimed second (166) and Robert Tomaine was third (179).
Steve Griffiths won the gold tees division (154). Doug Randall (163) finished second place and Joe Tallo (179) was third.
Danielle and Darlene Dalessandro shot 121 to finish first in the two-day Ladies Member-Member tournament. The first day was a Ryder Cup format: six holes of captain-and-mate; six holes of alternate shot and six holes of better-ball net. The second day was better ball of partners net. Rachel Tarapchak-Janet Cuck finished second and Joni Coyne-Peggy Perkins were third. Joni Coyne, Ann Hanh and Jessica Statsman had closest to the pin on Day 1 and Statsman and Rachel Tarapchak were closest on Day 2.
Kathy Haser-Theresa Fulkerson shot 60 in better-ball of partners with handicap to win the Member-Member/Rally for the Cure tournament. Pip Tagle-Joanne Kropf shot 62 and Joanne Wychow-Diane Simmons shot 66. Bridget Simons was closest to the pin.
Janet Veltri was the champ of Tuesday’s “Missing Links” last week, with her four pars and a birdie on No. 5 helping her to shoot 36 with just 12 putts.
¦ Dick Kelleher shot even-par 32 with an eagle on No. 8 in Wednesday Men’s League. Rich Dilione followed with 33.
¦ Lakeland “Swingers” player Tina Fassett has been playing solid golf this season, with back-to-back weeks of 36 and 37 with 14 putts each round. The first score featured an eagle on No. 9, and her birdie on
No. 2 was the highlight of her second good round. Marge Whytashek followed with 39. Kim Aylesworth had a birdie on No. 2 and Kathryn Bekanich knocked in a birdie on No. 8.
¦ Last Tuesday’s first annual tournament made up of 18 young girl golfers from the 10-week LPGA-USGA clinic, along with 18 women from several ladies leagues, was a huge success. Maddie Valvano and Cierra Toomey teamed with JoAnn Shaw and Nan DeMarco to win the event with a score of 32.
¦ Larry Schrader and
Patti Evanish finished Friday night’s couples league with a three-stroke lead. They had three birdies en route to a score of 30.
¦ Benton and Dalton Lions Clubs will hold their tournament Saturday at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start. The course will reopen for public play at 1 p.m.
Joe Radick-Tony Suriano reclaimed the top slot in the Thursday Night League with 42.5 points. Larry McAndrew-Chuck Warrick are in second with 40.5 points. Devon Brown-Gregg Ehrgood and Chez Forconi-Larry Stange are tied for third with 39. Paul Kozik was low gross with 38, Pat Clifford, Tony Henderson and Joe Zurcher tied for low net with 33 and Alan Zekoski had individual high points with 5.25. Tom Guse and Mike Sedock each had one birdie, Al Bendinsky and Paul Kozik each had six pars and Tom Guse and Chuck Warrick each had seven bogeys.
Pocono Farms C.C.
Patrick Mitchell finished first in the men’s championship flight at the Club Championships. John Hitchcock won first flight, Kenny Lutz won second flight and Brian Kuhns won third flight. Jackie Bunker captured the women’s championship flight. The club also raised $2,775 for Play for Pink.
Vera Demchenko and Theresa Shane each shot 47 to tie for first in Flight A of the Honey Maples Ladies League low gross contest. Lynn Roettger won Flight B with a 50 and Sue Schnaitman shot 64 to win Flight C.
In the Wednesday Night Mixed League, Team Worm Burners, Connie Wolf and Nancy Ryan, picked up their first victory of the season. Wolf drove No. 8’s green, which helped push her team to a one-stroke win. Sweet Teez, Roseanne Wallace and Greg Walsh, also highlighted the evening with a 3-under 30. Wallace drove No. 8’s green, and Walsh hit the shot of the night with a 35-yard chip over the fringe and into the cup for an eagle on No. 9. Team Big Bro/Lil Sis, Gary Zinsky and Dawn Martin had a strong outing with a 2-under 31. Zinsky drove the green on seven, with his tee shot landing pin high to set up an easy birdie. Martin drove No.3’s green and Zinsky sunk the 3-foot birdie putt.
• The John “Scotty”
McAlarney Memorial Tournament benefitting “A Swing for Life” golf academy’s scholarship fund is scheduled for Sept. 18 with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Format is “Extreme Power Golf” captain and mate. The cost is $50 per team, which includes golf, food and prizes. To register, visit www.Scottgreens
golfclub.com or call the clubhouse at 570-254-6979.
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¦ At the Country Club of Scranton, Eugene Cosgrove made an ace on the 11th hole. It was his fourth career hole-in-one but his first at the club. Witnesses were Mark Murphy, Michael O’Brien and James O’Brien.
¦ At Glenmaura, Jessica Sabato aced the 98-yard No. 11 with a 50-degree wedge. Witnesses were Mark Sabato and Chris Wade.
¦ At the Scranton Muni, Anthony Kosiba aced the 200-yard No. 2 with a 5-iron. Witness was Ian Long.
¦ At Sleepy Hollow Golf Course, Marty Shamro aced the 150-yard 14th hole with an 8-iron while playing in the survivors league. Witnesses: Chris Cino, Tom Karachilo and Joe Burgio.