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GOLF: Partners team up for wins

by on July 20, 2014 1:10 AM

Steve Smith and John Campbell won the overall title, and brothers Matt Holuta and Nick Holuta won the first flight in the Partner/Partner Classic last weekend at the Indiana Country Club.

Smith and Campbell shot a net eagle in a one-hole playoff.

The Holutas defeated Brad Martineau and Tom Todd, 26 to 25½, for the first flight title.

Players were awarded one point for a hole victory, a half-point for a tie and none for a loss.

Smith and Campbell beat Tom Engler and Joe Engler, 26 to 23½, to win the second flight.

Tom Dixson and Drew Adamo beat Lou Scerbo and Dave Iseman, 25½ to 24, in the third flight. Joe Marcoly and Bill Lear bested Bert Ross and Jim Cavalancia, 26½ to 23½, in the fourth.

Sally Adamo and Nancy Doverspike won the women’s title with 25 points to Sandi Gillette and Connie Sgriccia’s 24.

• Club pro Dan Braun tied for seventh place out of 73 players in the Falling Rock Classic at the Mystic Rock course in Farmington on Monday and Tuesday.

Braun, who in the early going was in contention for the championship in the Tri-State PGA event, shot rounds of 71 and 72 for a 1-under-par 143.

IUP alumnus and former ICC assistant Ryan Sikora was just ahead of Braun with a 70-72 to finish sixth.

[PHOTO: The Family Promise Golf Outing was held June 30 at the Indiana Country Club. Pictured are, from left, Doug Lockard, of Kuzneski and Lockard, Inc., tournament sponsor; Sean Sweithelm, Joe Lombardi and Bob Kane of the winning foursome; Dave Prushnok, of Andray Mining, tournament sponsor; and Matt Bernini, of the Reschini Group, tournament sponsor. Absent from photo: Cedric Tyger, of the winning foursome. (Olma Photography/Submitted photo)]


AT MEADOW LANE: Ed Bence, of Blairsville, shot a hole-in-one on Thursday.

Bence aced the 117-yard No. 5 with a 9-iron.

Doug Bence witnessed the shot.

• Wilson Putt and Elaine Berringer came away with three skins each, leading the clubhouse in the Net Skins Weekend Event last weekend.

Jordan Riddle and Bill Putt claimed two skins each to lead the players on Saturday. Wilson Putt, Rich Riddle, Berringer, Dean Tozer and Justin Tozer picked up one each.

Berringer and Wilson Putt picked up two apiece on Sunday to lead the way. Rich Riddle, George Berringer and Rick Hatter each took home one.

• Scott Cunningham and Kevin Jack advanced to the final four of the Coney Island-Meadow Lane Match Play Tournament.

Cunningham defeated Marty Medvetz, 3 and 2, and Jack topped Tony Super, 5 and 4, in quarterfinal matches.

Cunningham will face Jeremy Flynn, and Jack will play Fran Super in the semifinals.

• Kathy Glassford won the low gross and Dot Sandford won the low net in the third round of the Ladies’ 18-Hole League’s tournament, played Wednesday.

Glassford won the special event, shooting closest to the pin on No. 5.

Judy Kochman made a birdie on No. 4 and Theresa Wise had a chip-in on No. 13.


AT INDIAN SPRINGS: Ryan Lightcap, Bob Schneider, Nicole Miloser and Ron Lowman won the Three Jacks and a Jill event, shooting an 11-under 60 and winning a tiebreaker over Ian Helsel, Jim McCurdy, Jennie Morandi and Connie Minich.

Rocky Yatsko, Kuz Pangonis, Kyle Wright and Patty Pangonis took third place at 62.

• Lynn Bell, Wayne Jennings and Lloyd Harris won Thursday’s Senior Scramble, shooting a 13-under 58.

Sporty Chutorich, Ron Suman, Jim Bence and Jim McCurdy finished second at 60. Ted Zernick, Kevin Judge and Jim Bellock came in third with a 61.

• Jeff Yachisko defeated Danny Clark, 2 and 1, in the second round of the Indian Springs Match Play Tournament.

Yachisko will face Matt Reed, Ryan Lightcap will face Joe Bujdos, Randy Thomas will face Tom Kunkle, and Bill McGinnis will face George Oaks or Craig Ciranni in the third round.

• Diane Daskivich was another winner of the Tuesday Morning Ladies’ League’s Guess Your Score event on July 8.


ON THE JUNIOR TOUR: Ian Helsel, of Indiana, won the boys’ 16-18 division in the North East Junior Golf Tour’s event at The Links at Spring Church on Thursday.

Helsel carded a 79 to win by six strokes. Seth Peterman, of Clymer, finished second at 85, 12 strokes ahead of the third-place finisher.


LEGION BASEBALL SCRAMBLE: The American Legion Post 141’s Legion Baseball Golf Scramble will be held Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Indian Springs Golf and Country Club. Tee time is 1 p.m.

The cost is $55 per person or $220 per team. Sponsorships are also available.

Prizes will be awarded to the first- and second-place teams and for the longest drive and closest shot to the pin.

For information, visit the post at 534 Philadelphia St. in Indiana or call (724) 465-2326.

Eli Nellis is a sports writer for The Indiana Gazette.
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