Foursome shoot 55 to win tourney at Scotch Valley

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The team of Nick Panaro, Tim Hatajik, Adam Rabatin and Dave Wyland shot a 55 to win the UPMC Altoona Foundation PM golf outing at the Scotch Valley Country Club.

Finishing second at 56 was the team of Mike Corso, Bob Stawser, Jason Wagner and Patrick Lundquist.

The winning team in the AM event was Tom Hite, Rob Luciano, Brian Rhoa and Kenny Biddle, who finished at 51. Second-place honors were earned by Jon Zernick, Harian Speigle, Richard Mock and Mark Triforo (52).

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TYRONE — The team of Ron Kustaborder, John Frederick, Jeff DeCriscio and Mike Campagna won the 2 Best Balls of 4 Tournament held at the Sinking Valley Country Club.

They finished with an 18 and won a card-off over second-place finishers Jess Davis, Charles Taylor, Chancey Dell and Wally Hoover. Third-place honors went to the team of Galen Claar, Clifford Johnson, Larry Baker and Randy Burkett (17).

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CRESSON — Gary Grant and Francis Pirozzola were the individual winners of the 2022 Men’s Senior Challenge at the Summit Country Club.

Grant won the gross division (age 51-66) with a 73 while Pirozzola won the net division (67). Finishing second behind Grant was Russ Greaser (77), followed by Terry Funcheon (82). Placing second behind Pirozzola was Mark Delaney (72) and Ken Simanski (73).

In the age 68-84 division, Rick Holtz (75) won over Warren Rhyner (77) and Roger Crist (80) in the gross division. Nick Heimbach (68) won the net division, followed by Rick Miller (69) and Steve Metz (74).

In other action, Matt Henry and Bryan Rabish shot a 65 to win the Two-player Better Ball/75 percent Handicap tournament recently by one stroke over Brady Eckenrode and Russ Greaser and Sam Callisto and John Joseph.

Lauren Michina and Miche Burkett won the women’s division with a 70 by a stroke over Chrissy Sears and Sandy Smith.

Kevin Persio, Mark Delany and Bob Whiteman won skill prizes.

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PHILIPSBURG — Payton Guelich and Brandon Singer shot 10-under par to win the 2022 Philipsburg Elks Memorial on Sunday.

It was Guelich’s fourth major in a row and completes the club’s career grand slam (Lupton, Swoope, Memorial, and Club Champ). Nate Lucas and Bob Mitchell finished second with a 134 while Eddie Myers and Josh Muir finished third with a 135. Jim Dixon and Pat Brown shot a 136 to finish fourth.

Mike Horton and Dean Woodring repeated as the Net champions with a 119. Bradon Maines and Paul Neidirck fell one shot short to finish as the runner-up. Andy Reifer and Rob Earnest finished third with a 124 while Dave Belko and Jeff Martell shot 125 for fourth.

Dee Danko and Hannah Newell won the ladies’ gross division with a 148 while Gai Healey and Georgiann Way won the net with a 136.

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ORE HILL — Mike Kelly, Bub Smith, Mase McCreary and Dave Myers teamed up to shoot a 116 and win first place in Iron Masters Country Club’s Player Draft Tournament.

Ed Smith, Mark Guyer, Kevin Feath and Zach Burket were second with 120, and Steve Beach, Zach Oakes, Duane Geisler and John Shaffer finished third with 121.

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The team of T.J. Myers and Andy Miller won the Member/Member Golf Tournament net division at the Park Hills Golf Course.

Jeff Lowery and Steve Ritchey were second, followed by Steve Foreman and Tony Lombardo in third place.

The gross division winning team was Andrew Lafferty and Shaun Lepore.

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LORETTO — The team of Gary Rose, Bob Nagle, Pat Mackin and Max Kirsch finished at 58 to win the Bob Hahn Memorial Tournament at the Immergrun Golf Club.

One stroke back in second place was Terry Carnicella, Mitch Cooper and Bill Wilkinson at 59.

Placing third was Andy Karl and Bob Crusciel at 62, followed by Bill Olewiler, Richard Olewiler, Walt Brown and Dave Lloyd at 63. Completing the top five was the team of Larry Durkay, Frank Filak, Eugene Slebodnik and Aaron Crynock at 64.

In other action, Stump Stombaugh sank a hole-in-one while playing golf at the Immergrun Golf Club. He made the shot on No. 2, 133-yards long using a 7-iron. It was witnessed by Joe Kleman and Bob Simmons.


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