DeGol captures championship flight at Scotch Valley event

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Anthony DeGol recently won the championship flight of the Scotch Valley Country Club Match Play Club Championship.

The field of 16 golfers in the championship flight included 11 former club champions representing both match play and medal play club champions from each of the four Greater Altoona golf courses.

In his round of 16 match, DeGol defeated Hunter Shields, then bested Jesse Ottaway in the next round. In the semifinals, DeGold downed Chris Perry 1 up on the No. 18 hole. He beat Todd Homan, 3-2, in the finals.

In other action, the team of Jarrid Magalich, John O’Connor, Chris Mollica and Jules Thomas won the Sheetz Golf Tournament. Second-place honors went to the team of George Medairy, Phil Ferranti, Matt Hershey and Brian Snider. The third-place team was made up of Mark Hanna, Kelly Foster and Ryan Pugh.

The Keller Open was won by the team of Jake Diviney, Randy Diviney, Darin Decker and Mark Haefner. Second-place honors went to Steve Jano, Jeff Wos, Andrew Tully and Steve Heinrich.


CRESSON — Braedon O’Donnell shot an 83 to win the Junior Club Championship at the Summit Country Club.

Collin Reese and matt Garrett tied for second (84). Christian Spaid (93) and Tanner Fogel (105) rounded out the top five.

Brodie O’Donnell was the Erin Hills Flight winner (107) for 18 holes while Luke Repko was the Quail Hollow Flight winner (51) for nine holes.

In other action, Sandy Smith has 41 points, good enough for first place in the 2017 Couples League Night standings.

Jim Smith is second (35), followed by Therese Perino (30), Len Snowberger (28) and Dale Perino (23). Completing the top 10 are Cindy Snowberger (20), Mike Dunmyer (20), Carrie Fogel (16), Gail Mulhern (14) and Diane Dunmyer (14).

Closest-to-the-tee winners were Therese Perino, Len Snowberger, Sandy Smith, Ben Pratt and Diane Dunmyer (No. 4), along with Jim Smith, Michelle Day, Sandy Smith, Hop Burgoon and Bruce Mulhern (No. 8).


HUNTINGDON — The team of Ed Gargula and Bob Lamey went 5-2 in the Big Orange Golf League this past week at the Huntingdon Country Club.

Rick Bayer and Fred Lear went 4-3, good for second place, followed by Larry Newton-Jim Lakso (3-4) and Bill Frazier and Gerry Huggler (2-5).

Newton was the low gross winner (35) while Bayer was the low net winner (27). The shot of the day was turned in by Newton, a greenside bunker shot for birdie on the No. 3 hole.

Sylvan Hills

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Michelle Day and Chris Sisto teamed up to win the Ladies Tri-County Golf Tournament at the Sylvan Hills Golf Club.

They were the net winners with a 71. Carol Onufro and Kathy Bottenfield won the gross division with a 71.

The scramble winners were Danene Engle and Angela Gardner (26) in the net division and Cindy Trimarco and Darlene Grove (39) in the gross division. The better ball winners were Carol Young and Sandy Murphy in the net division (28) and Gwen Paden and Kate Conway in the gross division (36).

In other action, the team of William Deremer, Thomas Moore, Gregg Boland and Hank Codd won the Wednesday Morning Seniors Tournament with a -24. Basil Mannino, Pete Litzinger, Pete Lewis and a blind draw were second (-16).

The team of Dave Johns and Terry Goldstein recently won the Member/Member Tournament.

Steve Long and Joe Aungst Jr. were second, followed by the team of Pat Dunn and George Sinisi.

From action in the Thursday Night League, Donnie Fisher was the low net winner (33) while Curt Melton and Michael Clawson (40) were low gross winners. League leaders after week 14 are Ned Oliphant and Jim Pequignot. Closest-to-the-pin honors went to Mike Knorr (No. 2 and No. 4).

In other action, the team of Scott Henck, Nancy Moore, Connie Angeski and Molly Goldstein won the Jack and Jill Scramble.

Tom Shea, Harry Murphy, Rosey McCoy and Sue Welsh were second, followed by the third-place team of Dick Hosey, John Brinkmiller, Carol Young and Marian Monios.

Steve Downing, Sheila Spangler and Sandy Murphy had longest drives honors on the day.


LORETTO — Jeremy Eckenrode shot a two-day total of 152, rounds of 75 and 77, to win the Immergrun Golf Course’s club championship by nine strokes over Gary Rose. Richard Olewiler was third, and Ron Shostek finished fourth.

Bob Simmons’ two-day total of 167 was seven better than runner-up Barry Eckenrode in the first flight. Thomas M. Gach, Robert Nagle and Roger Walkovich tied for third one stroke behind Eckenrode.

Wayne Thomas Takacs shot rounds of 87 and 97 to win the second flight with a score of 184. Eugene Slebodnick finished three strokes behind that as the runner-up.

King Valley

IMLER — Wes Furry and A.J. Corle won a two-man scramble held at King Valley Golf Course.

The team of Tyler Brown and Ron Brown finished second, and Matt Miller and Brandon Onstead placed third.


Chad Hooper of Hollidaysburg scored his first-ever hole-in-one on the par-3 No. 8 at the Summit Country Club in Cresson.

Hooper used a 5-iron to make the 195-yard shot. It was witnessed by Joe Hall, Kevin Persio and Frank Szczechowicz.

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Bill Merryweather sank a hole in one while playing at the Lemon Drop Golf Links. He used a 9-iron on the No. 6 hole. The shot was witnessed by Bob Miller, Bob Sibert and Ned Westrick.

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Matt Garrett of Munster scored a hole-in-one on the par-3, 110-yard No. 4 hole while golfing at The Summit Country Club.

He used a pitching wedge and the shot was witnessed by Kristen Wray.


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