Bulletin Board: Aces drop on beautiful golf weekend
Abaz Cecunjanin, owner of Terrazza at the Country Club, "tees off" between two red markers for the first Western Massachusetts Foot-Golf Classic hosted at the Country Club of Greenfield on Sunday. Cecunjanin was one of three country club employees who brought the hyrbid sport to the area. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »
It was a beautiful weekend to hit the links, and local golfers took advantage with three aces at area courses.
Walter O’Neil of Bernardston aced the 130-yard ninth hole at Oak Ridge Golf Club in Gill on Saturday.
O’Neil used an 8-iron to accomplish the feat. Dick West of Greenfield witnessed.
Matt Eaton recorded his first career hole-in-one by acing the second hole at the Country Club of Greenfield Saturday.
The Greenfield resident used a 9-iron to hole his tee shot from 140 yards out, witnessed by Nate Luippold, Jared Ewart, David Donoghue and Rebecca Woodruff.
Crumpin-Fox Club in Bernardston was the third area course to see an ace when Tina Browne posted a hole-in-one on the 11th hole during the 2014 Women’s Open Two-Ball Tournament.
Browne used a pitching wedge from 87 yards out. The shot was attested by Terry Boyce, Bunny McDonough and Sarah Dudzic.
CFC Women’s Two Ball
Kerry Dolan and Meg Watson shot a 75 to win low gross in the first division of the Women’s Open Two-Ball Tournament at Crumpin-Fox in Bernardston Saturday.
Terry Boyce and Bunny McDonough took second with a 80. Tina Browne and Sarah Dudzic won low net with a 64, while Diane Griffin and Vicki Richardello took second net with a 70.
Deb Putnam and Emily Kay won low gross in the second division with a 87, and Barbara Michaels and Margo DiBenedetto came in second with a 92.
Gillian Kellog and Holly Pulsifer won low net with a 68 and tied Liz Dolby and Corky Sysun, who also shot a 68.
John Dempsey and Mike Johnson shot a 60 to win the Thomas Memorial Golf & Country Club Member/Guest Tournament on Saturday in Turners Falls.
Bob Caouette and Jim Craig came in second with a 62. Chuck Yetter was closest to the pin on No. 7 at 4 feet, 4 inches, while Mike Johnson was closest on No. 9 at 3-7.
Chris Bourbeau shot a 71 to win the Northfield Open at the Northfield Golf Course Saturday.
John Adams and Steve Jones tied for second with a 74. Jim Consolini won low net with a 66, Bill Skiba took second with a 68, and Gary Braff placed third with a 69.
Braff was closest to the pin on No. 6 at 3 1/ 4, Bourbeau was closest on No. 7 at 10-4, Consolini was closest to the pin on No. 15 at 8-10, and Gene Kugler was closest on No. 16 at 11-5. Bourbeau won the longest drive on No. 9 at 236 yards, and Jones won longest drive on No. 18 at 255 yards.
Tom Bergeron and Jim Hosey carded a 67 to win the Crumpin-Fox Club Member/Guest Tournament on Sunday in Bernardston.
Keith Burch and Mark Spencer took second with a 71. Jason Wallace and Mike Parks won low net with a 67, and Jim Reid and Ed Slinski came in second with a 68.
CC of G Shootout
Dave Donoghue and Jared Ewart tied Donoghue and Tom Herzig with a 67 to win the KMP Shootout at the Country Club of Greenfield over the weekend.
Brian Luippold and Bill Canon tied Chuck Yetter and Terry Blanchard for low net with a 62.
Edin Ahmetorvic, Jasmin Kajic, Mersad Sahanic and Mirzet Turkovic shot a 114 to win the Foot-Golf Classic at the Country Club of Greenfield Sunday.
Vlad Popusoi, Dennis Gheorghita, Vica Darii and Ira Lyvytska tied Kevin Piecuch, Abaz Cecunjanin, Jason Kelton and Jaime Crocker for second place with a 115. Ryan Martin, Kellie Brown, Mike Archer and Aitor Jesus placed fourth with a 119.
Luke Viens and Danny Szafron each finished with four hits to help Marmac defeat St. Kazimierz Society, 16-9, in the losers’-bracket championship game of the Franklin County Babe Ruth Baseball Tournament Sunday at Abercrombie Field in Greenfield.
Top-seeded Marmac moves on to play third-seeded Akey Insurance in the title game of the double-elimination tournament tonight at 5:30 at Abercrombie Field. Akey defeated Marmac last week to remain unbeaten in the tournament and Marmac must win tonight to force a second game, which would take place Wednesday at 5:30. If Akey wins tonight, it would win the league title.
Szafron, who earned the win in relief, doubled as part of his big day at the plate. Torsten Sloan-Anderson and Adam Hallenback each finished 3-for-4 with one double, and Ben Sherman tripled and doubled.
Nick Williams went 2-for-3 with a double in the loss.
• On Saturday, Scott Perlberg struck out four in four innings to lead fourth-seeded St. Kazimierz Society to a 6-2 win over Ashfield.
Hayden Patenaude scored once in the win and played well defensively, and Hunter Wells singled and drove in a run.
Danny Miner finished with two hits and stole two bases for sixth-seeded Ashfield, Jared Taylor had two hits, and Bruin Pratt played well defensively.
Noah Barnes struck out five and allowed six hits and no walks in a complete-game effort as Deerfield TNT defeated Mohawk, 5-2, in a Mickey Mantle baseball game at Mohawk Trail Regional High School in Buckland.
Seth Gewanter went 2-for-4 with a triple, RBI and three runs scored. Kade Gewanter went 2-for-3 with two RBIs, and Derek Zewinski went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles.
Frontier 10s advance
Frontier advanced to the championship game of the Cal Ripken Under-10 District Tournament by going 3-1 over the weekend.
Frontier will take on Northampton in the District Championship game tonight in Northampton. Both Frontier and Turners Falls qualified for the State Cal Ripken Tournament this weekend in Sutton.
On Sunday, Kyle Barnes finished with two hits and four RBIs to lead Frontier to a 19-4 win over Turners Falls. Gehrig Brynda doubled, singled and drove in three runs, Ben Zaranek finished with three hits and two RBIs, and Ben Martino and Matt Como each had three hits and one RBI. Kevin Baumann doubled and drove in two runs, and Noah Uzdavinis, Ben Zoly and Jake Whitney each had one hit and one RBI. Pat Donahue added a single, and Como earned the win with seven strikeouts.
Jake Dodge tripled and drove in a run for Turners Falls. Cayden Lehtoraki singled, doubled and drove in a run, Hugh Cykowski singled and plated a run, Dalton Henderson doubled, and Dylan McLaughlin singled.
• Also Sunday, Barnes tripled and finished with three hits and four RBIs to help Frontier to a 10-0 win over Greenfield.
Brynda struck out five in the win. Baumann collected three hits and two RBIs for Frontier, Zoly singled and plated two runs, Martino singled and drove in one run, Brynda doubled, and Whitney and Como each singled.
• On Saturday, Barnes tripled as part of a three-hit performance and drove in three runs to help Frontier to a 13-3 win over Tri-County.
Martino doubled, singled and drove in a pair of runs. Zaranek and Baumann each had two hits and one RBI, Brynda and Uzdavinis each singled and drove in two runs, Como finished with two hits, Zoly singled and picked up an RBI, and Whitney singled. Zaranek collected the win.
Bob Provost tripled and drove in two runs for Tri-County, while Jason Quinn and Sam Glazier each had one hit.
• Earlier on Saturday, Zaranek singled and drove in one run but Frontier suffered a 11-1 loss to Northampton.
Barnes, Martino and Brendan Butz each had one hit in the loss, and Brynda pitched well in relief.
Deerfield Metro splits
Deerfield Metro split an Under-18 doubleheader with the Springfield Celtics Sunday at Zabek Field in South Deerfield.
Deerfield earned a 20-17 win over Springfield in the second game of the day. Mae Fydenkevez finished with two hits and an RBI in the win, while Jenna Adams, Megan Rice, Cassie Jeschke and Toni Jacque each had two hits. Hannah Adams earned the win in the circle.
Earlier in the day, Becca Carkhuff homered and drove in two runs but Deerfield suffered a 12-7 loss to Springfield.
Rice singled twice and plated a pair of runs in the loss, and Serena Cook added two hits.
Seven swimmers set personal-best times and two broke team records but the Montague Bluefish came up just short and fell to Ludlow, 268-226, in a Pioneer Valley Summer Swim League meet at the Randall Boys and Girls Club Pool.
Olivia Whittier and Karlie Porter each broke records in the girls’ 11-12 division at the meet. Whittier won the 100-yard breast stroke in 1 minute, 27.90 seconds to break the team record. She also won the 200 individual medley in 2:56.97. Porter broke the team record in the 100 butterfly with a winning mark of 1:27.61. She also swam up in the 13-14 division for the 100 free and won that in 1:12.50. Also in the 11-12 division, Tessa Yohan won the 50 fly (40.95) and the 100 back (1:32.79), Ella Potee won the 100 free (1:23.65) and finished second in the 100 breast (1:43.44), and Lily VanBaaren finished second in the 200 IM (3:51.91) and took third in the 100 breast. On the boys’ 11-12 side, Cameron Bradley won both the 200 IM (2:55.05) and the 50 fly (32.92), while John Kolosewicz took third in both the 100 free and the 100 back.
In ages 9-10 division action, Veda Ruth Harvey-Ahmai won the 100 free (1:26.72) and the 50 fly (47.86), while Catherine Bezio won the 100 IM (1:40.14) and took second in the 50 fly (52.32). Abigayle Heathwaite won the 50 back (44.50) and finished second in the 100 IM (1:45.60), and Jane Potee won the 50 breast (59.52) and took third in the 50 back.
In ages 13-14 action, Allison Wheeler swam up an age level and won both events she swam in, finishing first in the 500 free (8:41.29) and in the 100 back (1:37.55). On the boys’ side, Riley Porter took second in the 500 free (7:57.75) and the 100 breast (1:35.42), Zach Sibley took second in the 100 free (1:38.01) and the 100 back (2:09.62), and Jiro Roma came in second in the 200 free (3:19.38) and third in the 100 breast.
In 15-18 boys’ action, Jay Fritz won both the 100 free (58.65) and the 100 back (1:13.19), and Jake Brissette won the 200 IM (2:06.17) and finished second in the 100 free (1:03.91). In girls’ 8 and under events, Nadia Janus finished second in the 25 back (28.95) and third in the 50 free (1:13.02), and Avery Heathwaite placed second in the 50 free (1:12.50). On the boys’ side, Ben Tardif won the 50 free (58.43) and took second in the 25 back (29.48).