CC graduate earns nationwide honor
INDIANA — Senior Jeremy Eckenrode, a member of the IUP golf team, was recently named to the 2020 Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar list.
The Golf Coaches Association of America announced a record 614 student-athletes from all NCAA divisions earned the distinction. A total off 99 of the 614 are from Division II as 2020 marks the first year that sophomores are eligible for the award.
Eckenrode, a Central Cambria graduate, has a 3.20 cumulative grade point average in finance. It was his first time making the list.
He finished as the No. 4-ranked golfer in the region and joined Buccigross on the All-Atlantic Region and All-PSAC teams. Eckenrode was second on the team with a 75.27 scoring average and plans to use a remaining year of eligibility and return to the team as a graduate student next year.
TYRONE — Freddy DelGrosso and Mike Burke, along with Dan Green and Ken Hostler, were the co-winners of the Seniors 2 Best Balls of 4 Tournament held recently at the Sinking Valley Country Club.
The two groups finished at 124. Placing second at 125 were the teams of Randy Himes and Greg Fornwalt, along with Mike Campagna and Jim Chesney. In other action, Denise Kelly and Kathleen Taylor tied for first in the Annas Fun Tournament. Linda Derman was third, followed by Linda Filby in fourth.
CRESSON — Doug Fogel, Tanner Fogel, Collin Reese and Kyle Reese won the St. Augustine’s Church Benefit Outing with a 54 at the Summit Country Club.
Josh Beltowski, Brandon Stephens, Ken Fisher and Matt Stephens finished as the runners-up, and Charlie Horten, James Jacobs, Brady Eckenrode and Neil Rapski placed third.
Gene Smithmyer (longest putt), Steve Oyler (closest tee shot No. 4), Ron Hodgson (closest tee shot No. 8), Ken Simanski (closest tee shot No. 12) and Horten (closest second shot No. 17) won skill prizes.
In other action, there were four sets of winners at the annual Father’s Day Tournament. Winning Flight A was John and Quintin Dziabo (35), followed by Mike and Ian Dunmyer (35). There was a two-way tie for first in Flight B between John and Joe Dziabo (27) and Larry and Neil Benton (27).
The Flight C winner was Gregg and Brock Talko (20), who tied with Tom Muldoon and Nate Keagy (20). The Flight D winner was Rick and Ally Slebodnik (13), followed by Dan and Brandon Martinazzi (12).
Closest to the tee shot honors went to Dan Martynuska (No. 4), Tanner Fogel (No. 8) and Alex Ritnour (No. 12).
In other action, the team of Michelle Day, Brittany Johnston, Lynette Shaffer, Jean Solarczyk, along with the team of Rose Storm, Marlie Krug, Deb Finochio and Rita Brouse tied for the June 10th tournament In Ladies League Night action. The winners of the June 22nd event was the team of Kim Johnson, Caitlin Trabert and Claudia Lucas.
Closest to the tee shot winners were Morgan Krug (No. 4), Day (No. 8), Crosby Denis (No. 4) and Kim Johnson (No. 8).
HOLLIDAYSBURG — The team of Don and Danny Stubbs won the Father’s Day Event at the Sylvan Hills Golf Club.
The team of Gary Zimmerman Sr. and Jason Zimmerman were second, followed by Don and Mark Boland.
In other action, the there was a two-way tie for first place in the most recent tournament in the Ladies Golf Association, which used a low score on even holes format.
The tie was between the team of Connie Angeski and Carol Young, and the team of Lynn Durbin, Linda Derman and Brenda Flick.
The team of Dave Johns, Dave Biseli, Don Stubbs and Carl Lear won the weekly tournament in the George “Butch” Focht Senior League. Second-place honors were earned by Randy Roland, Andy Unger, Joe DeAntonio and Vince Farabaugh. Third place went to the team of Pat Dunn, Gary Zimmerman and Walt Focht.
HOLLIDAYSBURG — Chris Nelson, Jim Reed, Larry Buchanan and Mark Nelson won the UPMC outing’s morning flight, and Jerry Murray, Mike Corso, Bob Strawser and Chad Rittle won the afternoon flight at Scotch Valley Country Club. Both teams shot 56.
HUNTINGDON — After six weeks of action in the Big Orange Golf League at the Huntingdon Country Club, the team of Phil Thompson and Jim Lakso was in first at 4-2.
There’s a two-way tie for first at 3-3 between Larry Newton and Gerry Huggler, and Bob Lamey and Rick Bayer. The team of Bill Frazier and Ed Gargula are 2-4.
The low gross winner was Thompson (37) while Gargula was the low net winner (32). The shot of the day was turned in by Bayer, who sank an 18-foot putt on the No. 15 hole.