Heath/Fenton Win Trip to St. Kitts Admirals Cup, Season Winners Decided 2019 Am Series Championship

October 01, 2019

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. – The 2019 New York State Golf Association Amateur Series Presented by St. Kitts Tourism Authority, closed with our season-ending championship on September 30 at Schuyler Meadows Club.

The top-120 players on the season-ending points list were invited, and 95 players from around the state competed in a shotgun format on a perfect sunny morning in Loudonville. 

Related: Final Results / Points List / Admirals Cup Info / 2019 Results

The championship was the culmination of a season-long points race, where thousands of amateur players from around New York State competed in handicapped tournaments for prizes awarded in both gross and net, acquiring points (based on their net finishes) throughout the schedule with hopes of qualifying for the championship. Point totals were calculated based on the sum of each individual player’s top-5 tournament finishes in 2019.

For the second consecutive season, the NYSGA Amateur Series’ presenting sponsor St. Kitts Tourism Authority (SKTA) added some exciting incentives and strengthened player experiences throughout the season and during the championship.

At each event, there was an SKTA closest to the hole contest, with a representative from the islands giving away prizes, rum tastings, and incorporating other mini games into the promotion. All while informing the players of exciting promotions and travel opportunities down to the twin island nation. 

At the post-championship banquet and awards ceremony, in addition to handing out gift certificates and winner trophies, two lucky players won an all-expense paid trip to the 10th annual St. Kitts and Nevis Admirals Cup Golf Tournament, February 1-6, 2020.

The winners were selected through a drawing pool, with all the players who qualified for the end-of-the-year championship. 

Karl Heath of Wild Wood Country Club and Bob Fenton of SGATOUR.com were the lucky winners and were presented with an all-inclusive trip down to the islands including airfare, lodging, tournament entry, meals, etc.

The NYSGA will be bringing a group down to the islands in February and we encourage members to consider joining us to participate in this exciting trip!

Championship winners for gross and net were established within each division, as well as flight, to decide the 2019 Amateur Series Individual champions. Listed below are the winners broken down by division, flight and net/gross.

2019 NYSGA Amateur Series Championship Net & Gross Winners 

Overall Winners (From Season Points List)
Men – Joe Salerno, Schenectady Municipal GC
Women – Sandra Kunz, NYSGA eClub – Capital District
Men’s Division, A Flight                    
Gross – Brett Cunningham, Timber Banks GC
Net – Kyle Young, Cronin’s Golf Resort 
Men’s Division, B Flight
Gross – Frank Suits, Cortland CC
Net – Ralph Razzano, NYSGA eClub – Capital District 
Men’s Senior Division, A Flight
Gross – Michael Glancey, Stoney Ford GC
Net – Jeff Roberts, Schenectady Municipal GC
Men’s Senior Division, B Flight
Gross – Peter Lucas, Cobleskill G&CC
Net – John Lavalley, NYSGA eClub – Rochester 
Men’s Super Senior
Gross – Gary Spears, NYSGA eClub – Mid Huson
Net – Gary Warren, Albany CC
Women’s Division
Gross – Patricia Mayne, Western Turnpike GC
Net – Pennie Carlo, Crestwood GC

Congratulations to all our Amateur Series winners and thanks to everyone who participated and supported the events this season. Special thanks to St. Kitts Tourism Authority and The Golf Connection LLC for their continued support of the NYSGA. Stay tuned for next year’s schedule, set to be released in early 2020!