ELI NELLIS: Sada ends Frassenei's reign at Mannitto
July 21, 2013 3:00 AM
by ELI NELLIS
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Don Sada shot rounds of 77 and 80 for a 157 to win the Mannitto Golf Club championship, ending Tim Frassenei’s four-year run as champion.

Kurt Rankin scored the low net at 126.

Herb Pizer won the Senior Championship, with an 81-73-154, six strokes ahead of John Sada.

Bob Johnson scored the senior low net, at 122. George Barron was two back, at 124.

AT INDIANA COUNTRY CLUB: Bob Marcus and Barry McKnight were the overall winners of last weekend’s Partner/Partner Classic at the Indiana Country Club, winning on the second playoff hole.

The duo also won the third flight championship with 27 points, 2ᄑ ahead of Joe Engler and Mike Kluchurosky.

Doug Gradwell and Larry Bartosh won the tiebreaker over John Miller and Steve Smith for the first flight title, with the most points on Sunday. Both teams finished with 25 points.

Joe Geary and Jim Shea took first place, and Don White and Stan DeGory were second in the second flight. Bill Lear and Bert Ross edged Jim C. Miller and Jim Cavalancia in the fourth.

Johnna Lear and Connie Sgriccia won the women’s flight with 25 points, just ahead of Sally Adamo and Tanya Martineau at 24ᄑ.

Also winning prizes for the most points on Sunday in each flight were Geary and Shea, Engler and Kluchurosky, Dick Bedger and Chad Carolni (fourth) and Adamo and Martineau.

• Club pro Dan Braun had an impressive finish at the Falling Rock Classic, tying for 15th place out of 74 players at the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort Mystic Rock Course on Tuesday.

Braun shot rounds of 71 and 77 for a 4-over-par 148.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania alumnus Ryan Sikora, of Hannastown Golf Club, tied for seventh place at 145, seven shots behind champion Kevin Shields, of The Club at Nevillewood.

• The Father/Son Event is this weekend.

The tournament will have a larger field this year, with about 60 players already signed up. Last year’s tournament had about 40.

AT MEADOW LANE: With seven skins available last Sunday, Michael Usko earned two to top the field for the day at the Ned Skins Weekend Event.

Bernadette Sgro-Hodak, Alex Blazavich, Rick Moorhead, Jeremy Flynn and Steve Leach picked up one skin each.

There were two skins available for Saturday’s competition, and they were won by George Berringer and Craig Baker.

• Bob Volk defeated Shawn Askins, 5 and 4, to win the Snead Bracket championship in the Coney Island-Meadow Lane Match-Play Tournament. It was the first of four bracket championships set.

The bracket winners will square off in the men’s overall semifinals.

• Kathy Glassford scored the low gross and Barb Peterson the low net in the second round of the Ladies’ 18-Hole League’s tournament, played Wednesday.

Flora Isenberg won the special event in the 1-30 handicap group, shooting closest to the pin on No. 3. Dot Sanford shot closest in the 31-40 handicap group.

Glassford won a special prize for a birdie on No. 9, and Pat Kunkle did so for a chip-in on No. 15.

• Tom Swartz scored a hole-in-one Friday.

Swartz, of Indiana, aced No. 17, which was playing at 160 yards. He used a 6-iron.

The witnesses were Chris Detwiler, Glenda Hughes and Dick Hughes.

AT INDIAN SPRINGS: Dave Kensey defeated Ted Zernick, 5 and 4, in the first quarterfinal match in the Member Match-Play Tournament.

Ryan Lightcap completed the second-round with a victory over Eric Vargo to advance to the quarterfinals.

• Ginny McGinnis won the play of the day, Seven Up, Seven Down, in the Tuesday Morning Ladies League.

Connie Minnich had the low putts with 15, and Betty Cook had a chip-in.

ON THE JUNIOR CIRCUIT: Ian Helsel, of Indiana, won a division championship in the North East Junior Golf Tour’s tournament at Cherry Creek Golf Club on Monday. He fired a 78 — tied for the best score of the day in any division — to win the boys’ age 13-15 Oakmont Division.

Wade Semsick, also of Indiana, added a second-place finish in the boys’ 16-18 Oakmont Division, carding an 84.

NOTE: I will be on vacation and there will be no golf column next week. To report any news, please contact the Gazette Sports Department at (724) 465-5555, ext. 266, or email sports@indianagazette.net.

I will be back the following week, in time for area action to ramp up with several club championships scheduled.

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