Big Orange League has two-way tie at the top

Local Golf Roundup

HUNTINGDON — There’s a two-way tie for first place in the Big Orange Golf League at the Huntingdon Country Club.

After week 8 action in the first cycle, the teams of Ed Gargula and Jim Lakso, along with Rick Bayer and Larry Newton, are tied at 5-3. Phil Thompson and Gerry Huggler, along with Bill Frazier and Bob Lamey, are tied at 3-5.

Thompson was the low gross winner (37) while Gargula was the low net winner (34). The shot of the day was Bayer’s chip shot on No. 14 that was within six inches of the hole.

Alan Herbster was the substitute for Huggler.

Iron Masters

ROARING SPRING — Bill Allen shot a 141 to win the Iron Masters Senior Club Championship.

Allen out-played second-place finisher Gene Snyder, who shot a 145, and Curt Piper and Ron Hinish, who both shot a 146 in a tie for third place.

In the first flight, Randy Ritchey won first place with his score of 149. Mark Steele was in second place with a 155, and Stan Snyder shot a 157 for third. Jesse Reighard and Bub Smith both shot 159 to tie for fourth.

Don McCready’s 158 was good to win the second flight. In second place was Steve Miller (159), Blane Horton (162) took third, and in a three-way tie for four were Duane Geisler, Tudor Trifan and Joe Pyzowski, all with scores of 164.

The third flight was won by Tim Weyant (172), with Paul Puskar took second with a score of 175.

Also recently at Iron Masters was the Red, White and Blue Tournament on July 4. The team of Alan Anderson, Mark Nycum, Terry Kane and Mike DeHaas shot a 116 to finish in the top spot.

Kate Conway, Gwen Paden, Deb Showalter and Patti Dodson tied with the team of Kathy Bottenfield, Rick Mock, Bobby Ebersole and Keith McGraw for second place. Both teams shot a 118.

Wes Elder, Randy Jarratt, Chip Will and Mike Farrell’s score of 120 placed them in fourth.

Sylvan Hills

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The team of Gerry Goldstein, Gary Zimmerman, Tom Shea and Hank Codd won the George “Butch” Focht Senior League held at the Sylvan Hills Golf Club.

The team of Dave Johns, Robin Weaver, Bob Gray and Jeff Rupp were second, followed by the third-place team of Patt Dunn, Don Stubbs, Rick Strasser and Gary Hoover.


n Bob Geist sank a hole-in-one while playing at the King Valley Golf Course.

Geist hit the shot on No. 6 using a pitching wedge. It was the first of his career. The shot was witnessed by John Christopher and John Popp.