Dziabo, Brown lead tourney

CRESSON — Sunny skies prevailed during Saturday’s opening round of the 25th annual Summit Invitational best-ball tournament in Cresson. However, significant rainfall from earlier in the week forced ‘lift, clean & place’ rules to be played throughout the fairways and rough. An accommodation also had to be made on the 10th hole, which was played as a par-3 to avoid the water-softened fairway.

The otherwise fine course conditions were definitely enjoyed by the team of Quintin Dziabo and Dan Brown who lead the championship flight after scoring six birdies en route to a score of 65. In second place, two shots back, are the teams of Todd Homan and JP Stultz and Ron Hinish and Spencer Hinish. At 68, three shots back are Anthony DeGol and Artie Fink Jr and Chris Perry and Mike Macionsky.

In the first flight, the team of Calvin Mentzer and Landon Hollenshead are in first place after shooting a 5-under par, 66. They lead JP Duffy and Nate Yackovich who are only one shot back at 67.

The tournament’s final round will be played today, with the championship leaders teeing off at 1:40 p.m.

Tournament Leaders

Championship Flight: Quintin Dziabo & Dan Brown-65, Todd Homan & JP Stultz-67, Ron Hinish & Spencer Hinish-67, Anthony DeGol & Artie Fink Jr-68, Chris Perry & Mike Macionsky-68. First Flight: Calvin Mentzer & Landon Hollenshead-66, JP Duffy & Nate Yackovich-67, JJ McCabe & Cameron Winchester-70. Second Flight: Rick Holtz & Chris Spaid-65, Keith Danner & Joe Petta-66, Tom Angle & Warren Rhyner-68. Third Flight: Mike Reese & Rick Slebodnik-68, Guido Fabbri & Bernie Fabbri-69, Tony Mignogna & Ron Shuty-69. Fourth Flight: TJ Myers & Ryan Buchanan-71, Barry Himes & Rufus Bex-74, Jody Dawson & Rafe Hite-74. Fifth Flight: Greg Johnston & Richard Fiore-77, Tim Clapper & Tom Haught Sr-78, Charlie Zorger & Mike Seidel-78.

Immergrun update

LORETTO — Gary Rose leads Richard Olewiler by three strokes in the Championship Flight of the Immergrun Men’s Club Championship after Saturday’s round.

Rose shot an 80 in the first round, and Olewiler was 11-over par at 83.

Robert Nagle leads the First Flight by one stroke over Bob Simmons, and Bob Shedlock leads Raymond Eckenrode by a stroke in the Second Flight.