Two From Willowcreek GC lead after opening round of NYS Men's Amateur Four-Ball
COOPERSTOWN, NY -- Jason Hurley & Ricky Olson of Willowcreek Golf Club lead the field after the opening round of the New York State Men’s Amateur & Senior Amateur Four-Ball Championship hosted by Leatherstocking Golf Course.
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The duo carded a 7-under 65 to lead by a stroke over Shaker Ridge Country Club’s Corey Purcell & James Jackson (66).
Tied at 67 are three groups including brothers Billy & David Hanes (Crag Burn Golf Club), Adam Desorbo & Alex Bond (Edison Club), and Tony Bova & Nick Masterpole (Tuscarora Golf Club).
The defending champions, Jonathan Clark & Jeff Wolniewicz of Crag Burn Golf Club, sit three strokes back of the opening round leaders at 4-under 68.
In the senior division, three teams are tied for the lead at 4-under 68 including John Kircher & Ralph Fornuto (Monroe Golf Club/Midvale Country Club), Bill Paulsen & Jim Mueller (Eagle Crest Golf Club/Orchard Creek Golf Club), and Jay Taub & Paul Pratico (Schenectady Muni Golf).
Tom Blank & Mark Dugan of Oak Hill Country Club, and John Miosi & Michael Grace of Brookfield Country Club both sit a stroke off the lead at 69.
The defending champions, Kevin Webb of Mendon Golf Club & Bob Branham of Canasawacta Country Club, are two strokes back after posting an opening 2-under 70.
Tomorrow the field will tee off at 9:00am as a shotgun start for the final round of the championship. Winners will be selected in both the open and senior division, with the open division champions earning exemptions into the 2018 New York State Men’s Amateur at Irondequoit Country Club and the 2018 New York State Men’s Mid-Amateur at Wanakah Country Club.