Area Golf Notes

Brandon Haase and Tim Hamm are the defending champions for the Mohawk Member-Guest, one of the oldes

Brandon Haase and Tim Hamm are the defending champions for the Mohawk Member-Guest, one of the oldest and most prestigious partners events in the Capital Region.

The Mohawk M-G will be held Friday through Sunday. In last year’s championship flight, Haase and Hamm edged 2006 champs Ben Bates and Tyler Callahan when Hamm rolled in a 25-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole.


u Brant Delongy of the Country Club of Orlando, Orlando, Fla., and Andrew Graham of The Links at Union Village in LaGrangeville, N.Y. were the two qualifiers from last week’s U.S. Junior Amateur Championship qualifier at the Country Club of Troy.

u The 11th annual Tee It Up for Kids Invitational will be held Aug. 25 at Shaker Ridge Country Club. Entry fee for the four-person scramble will be $150. Women’s-only foursomes competing in a low net division will also be available. For more information, call Youth for Christ at 783-5332.

u La Salle Institute’s 15th annual Cadet Open will be played Aug. 18 at Albany Country Club. All proceeds will benefit the La Salle Institute Scholarship Fund. for more information, contact Bill Jabour at 283-2500, Ext. 270.

u The Schenectady School District Hall of Fame golf outing will be held Sept. 7 at 9:45 a.m. at Schenectady Municipal Golf Course. Linton High grad and pro golfer Pete Famiano, who will be inducted into the SCSD Hall of Fame on Sept. 8, is expected to participate. Entry fee is $50 per person and includes golf, cart, three logo golf balls and light snack at the turn. Space is limited. Call Bob Pezzano at 346-9297 or contact him on the Web at [email protected] Entry deadline is Aug. 8. Checks should be made out to SCSDD Athletic Hall of Fame and sent to Bob Pezzano at 1916 Baker Avenue, Niskayuna, NY 12309.

u The Night Owl golf tournament, to benefit Special Olympics in Saratoga, will be held July 19 at Galway Golf Course. Registration will be at 6:45 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:15 p.m. and a shotgun start at dusk. The $70 entry fee includes nine holes of golf, goodie bags, prizes, beverages, special “midnight” golf balls and an Italian dinner buffet at the Village Pizzeria. Call Charles Veeder at 421-1798 or 383-2624 for more information. The field will be limited to the first 36 golfers.

u Saratoga National Golf Club will host the Daniel Pitino Foundation Saratoga Golf Classic Aug. 5. Entry fee is $1,000 per golfer. Lunch begins at noon, with a 1 p.m. shotgun start to follow. Cocktails and a buffet reception follow golf. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Daniel Pitino Foundation, Academy of the Holy Names and Teresian House Center for the Elderly. Call Suzanne Grande at 432-8124 for more information.


Rance Hillier, of Guilford, Conn., aced the 185-yard second hole with a 5-iron at Hales Mills Country Club.

Also at Hales Mills CC, Harry Wiggins swung a 7-iron to post an ace on the 156-yard 11th hole.

At Stadium Golf Club, Dick Moran holed out with a 6-iron on the 162-yard 15th hole. It was his fourth hole-in-one.

Doug Stahura’s 202-yard 3-wood shot found the cup on the 13th hole at Amsterdam Municipal Golf Course.

Also at Amsterdam Municipal, Pete DiSimone aced the 150-yard 16th hole with a 6-iron.

Dr. Mark Cury used a pitching wedge for his hole-in-one on the 121-yard fourth hole at Shaker Ridge Country Club.

Hank Nehls of Rotterdam hit a No. 3 utility iron for his ace on the 145-yard fifth hole at Briar Creek.

Mark Steiner of Tampa, Fla., aced the 130-yard 15th hole with a 9-iron at Mohawk Golf Club.

At Albany Country Club, Alice Kearse holed out with a 9-wood on the 105-yard fifth hole.


Gary Kremzier of Glenville eagled the 495-yard second hole on the blue nine at Town of Colonie Golf Course during an Eastern New York Golf Association tournament.

At Amsterdam Municipal, Shawn Jablonski (third hole), Chris Mathewson (third), Chris Ottati (third), Nick Osowicki (fifth), Sean Devine (10th), Mike Stopera (10th and 17th) and Jeff Stopera (18th) recorded eagles.

Mark Sabatino holed out with a lob wedge for an eagle on the par-4 12th hole at Mechanicville Golf Club.

Larry DiCocco eagled the ninth hole while competing in the J.G. Roman Villa golf league at Schenectady Municipal Golf Course.

Also at Schenectady Municipal, Chris Rogers used a wedge to eagle the par-4 fifth hole during a mid-season outing for the Stoney Lane league.

Ken Leffingwell eagled the 15th hole at Briar Creek Golf Course.

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