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April 5: The Hudson Valley Community College women’s golf team won the Mohawk Valley Invitational at Oneida Community Golf Course. Sarah Ashback (East Greenbush) led the Vikings with a 135 to finish in third place overall. Haley Knight (Canaan) was fourth with a 138 and Breezy Knight (Biloxi, MS) shot a 152 to finish fifth. Haley Knight (Chatham) was second, Breezy Knight (Biloxi, MS) was third and Nathalie McNair (Schodack) took fourth. They play in the TC3 Invitational on Sunday, April 28.
A new program among the Masters Tournament Foundation, the USGA and the PGA of America has been formed called the “Drive, Chip and Putt” Championship. It’s a free, nationwide junior skills competition that will conclude at Augusta National Golf Club in 2014. Competitors will be comprised of boys and girls ages 7 15, and they will compete in separate divisions in four age categories.
The regional champions in each of the boys and girls divisions from the four age categories will advance to the finals to be held at Augusta National the Sunday before the Masters Tournament, April 6, 2014. He won on April 22 by three strokes over fellow club member Jack McDonald. Two players from Van Patten fared well: Ralph Maru finished third in the Class A Low Gross and Dave LaFleche won the Low Net by a stroke over Windy Hill’s Max Petar.
Also, the ENYGA members voted to try and speed up play to a 4 hour round. If a group takes longer than 4 hours and there is space between you and the group in front of you, the group is given a warning. The second time, your tee time will be moved to the end but you must putt everything out.
CLASS A: Low Gross: Chuck Connolly (Kingswood) 76, Jack McDonald (Kingswood) 79, Ralph Maru (Van Patten) 82; Low Net: Dave Lafleche (Van Patten) 78 5 73, Max Petar (Windy Hill) 83 9 74, Tim Mosher (Burden Lake) 83 9 74.
CLASS B: Low Gross: Moe Mrozckowski (Mechanicville) 83, Joe Tinning (Stadium) 85, Joe Chamber (Battenkill) 85, Jim Peters (Capital Hills) 87; Low Net: Bob Barshied (Saratoga Lake) 88 15 73, Ken Tracy (Battenkill) 88 14 74, Paul Steves (Ballston Spa) 88 12 66, Gordy Harpine (Eagle Crest) 89 13 76.
CLASS C: Low Gross: George Gould (Ballston Spa) 85, Ray Harris (Capital Hills) 94, Ted Draile (Sycamore) 95, Dave McPhail (Battenkill) 95;
Low Net: Bill Caswell (Sycamore) 94 22 72, Bruce Kay (Ballston Spa) 91 18 73, Jim Brizzell (Town of Colonie) 96 22 74, Jeff Diviney (Mohawk River) 98 23 75.
CLASS D: Low Gross: Gene Stefanacci (Van Patten) 93, Lee Fuller (Canajoharie) 98, Ralph LaPorta (Van Patten) 98; Low Net: John Heid (Town of Colonie) 99 30 69, Ralph Hurst (Van Patten) 99 23 76, Bill Belleville (Western Turnpike) 103 25 78.
Award winners for the NENY PGA Section were formally announced on Monday, April 15 at Wolferts Roost Country Club during the section’s Spring Membership Meeting.
Kevin Hughes, PGA Head Professional at Saratoga Golf Polo Club: NENY PGA Golf Professional of the Year; Roland Stafford Sportsmanship Award; Bill Strausbaugh Award. Senior Open (NY/NJ), Garden City; NY Amateur (Mid Hudson), Minisceongo
Mon., July 1: NY Amateur (Albany), Pinehaven CC; NY Junior (Binghamton), Binghamton; NY Junior (North Country), Craig Wood; NY Junior (Rochester), Brook Lea
Tues., July 2: NY Amateur (Finger Lakes), Wayne Hills; NY Junior (Buffalo), Fox Valley; NY Junior (Finger Lakes),