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GOLF: Punxsutawney pair get to defend title

by on June 22, 2014 1:40 AM

Punxsutawney’s Justin Cameron and Sam Levy get to defend their Indiana Country Club Invitational championship today against Greensburg’s Ronald and David DeNunzio.

Cameron and Levy defeated Jerry and Mike Bancroft, 2 and 1, in Saturday’s semifinals. The Punxs’y duo played in and won its first title match last year against Indiana’s T.R. Gatti and Sean Sweithelm.

The DeNunzio brothers beat Derek Hayes and Dave Murgas, 3 and 2.

Doug Gradwell and David Smith beat Mike Miller and Roger Dean, 2 and 1, and David Myers and Jonathan Previte beat Gatti and Sweithelm, 3 and 2, in Championship Flight consolation matches.

In the First Flight, Frank Fairman and Rick Fairman beat Don Erickson and Bill Lydick, and Anthony and Tony Pellegrino beat Rick Levy and Erek Bylinowski.

Other seminal winners were: Joe Kinter and George Pushnik and Larry Bartosh and Geoff Kugler, Second Flight; Rich Bevan and Ed Moran and Tony Sesti and Joe Altier, Third; Tom Dixson and Drew Adamo and Dave Hoff and Joe Lombardi, Fourth; and Jim Scerbo and Paul Rezk and Mike Dinatti and Bob Faye, Fifth.

Cedric Tyger and Dan Prushnok lead the Sixth Flight with 19.5 points, one ahead of Jerry Gillette and Scott Winters.

In Friday’s semifinals, the DeNunzios defeated Doug Gradwell and David Smith, 4 and 3; Hayes and Murgas beat Mike Miller and Roger Dean, 2-up; Cameron and Levy beat T.R. Gatti and Sean Sweithelm, 1-up; and the Bancrofts beat David Myers and Jonathan Previte, 3 and 2.


ALSO AT INDIANA COUNTRY CLUB: Gail Gerlach is the queen bee at the country club. She scored a 61 to take the title at the Queen Bee Tournament last Saturday.

Rosalind Cavalancia took the title of bumble bee, finishing second with a 63.

Johnna Lear sank the longest putt on No. 9, and Candy Joseph shot closest to the pin on No. 15 to win skill prizes.

Darlene Shea shot closest to the pin on No. 7 and Connie Sgriccia made the longest putt on No. 14 in the first round on June 7.

• The club will serve as the host for a Pennsylvania Golf Association Amateur Championship qualifier on Wednesday.

One hundred players will compete for eight spots in the state championship.


AT INDIAN SPRINGS: Ryan Lightcap beat Troy Hinderliter, 3 and 2, and Matt Reed defeated Lynn Bell, 4 and 3, in second-round matches in the Indian Springs Match Play Tournament.

In first-round matches, Jeff Yachisko beat Joey Bujdos, 4 and 2; Rocky Yatsko beat Paul Pholey, 3 and 1; and Bill McGinnis beat Skip Carnahan, 5 and 3. Craig Ciranni won by forfeit.

One first-round match and six second-round matches have yet to be played.

• Carrie Harshyne won the Tuesday Morning Ladies’ League’s game of the day with the best poker score.

Jane Parker shot closest to the pin on No. 7 and Jennie Morandi chipped in on No. 11 to win prizes.


AT MEADOW LANE: Jordan Riddle and Rich Riddle won last weekend’s Best-Ball Championship, scoring a 55 to beat Dale Tozer and Jack Tozer by two strokes.

Bernadette Sgro-Hodak and Rick Moorhead finished third at 59 in a match of cards.

• The second round of the Coney Island-Meadow Lane Match Play Tournament is complete.

Jesse Putt beat Michael Usko, 2-up; Alan Kuckuck beat Tim Lipniskis, 2 and 1; Jim McQuown beat Jordan Riddle, 1-up, in 19 holes; and Rick Moorhead beat Steve Leach, 6 and 5.

The third-round matchups are: Brad Malenich vs. Austin Moody; Fran Super vs. Rick Adair; Garet Weston vs. Kevin Jack; Putt vs. Tony Super; Ray Sexton vs. Marty Medvetz; Kuckuck vs. Scott Cunningham; McQuown vs. Jeremy Flynn; and Dean Tozer vs. Moorhead.

Eli Nellis is a sports writer for The Indiana Gazette.
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