Bulletin Board: Fitzpatrick stays consistent, wins CFC men’s championship

Recorder Staff
Monday, September 05, 2016

Wally Fitzpatrick won a three-way duel during the final round to capture the 2016 Crumpin-Fox Club Men’s Club Championship on Monday in Bernardston.

Fitzpatrick, who carded rounds of 77, 77, and 75 for a 229 total over the 54-hole event, began the day tied with Tim Rice and Jason Goodhind at 154 but shot an even-par 36 to take a two-stroke lead over both players.

Fitzpatrick’s steady play on the back nine, which included a birdie on No. 13 after a three-putt bogey on 12, proved to be enough to keep Rice and Goodhind at aarm’s lengt down the stretch.

Rice finished as the runner-up at 76-78-78—232, while Mark Waskiewicz rallied to take third at 78-79-77—234. Goodhind faded to fourth (83-71-81—235) and Ronald Laverdiere finished fifth (81-81-74—236).

Jon Elkins (82-79-81—242), Tom Bergeron (82-77-84—243), Keith Burch (81-84-80—245), Phil Phillips (84-77-86—247) and Bill Young (88-83-78—249) completed the top 10, and all 10 players automatically qualified for the club’s Franklin Cup team.

Two captain’s picks later will complete the 12-man roster for CFC, which goes to the Country Club of Greenfield for this year’s edition of the Ryder Cup-style event on Oct. 1 and 2.

Edge Hill Championships

Matt Vandale defeated Lewis Goodnow 2-up to win the Edge Hill Golf Course Men’s Club Championship over the weekend in Ashfield.

Brett Sallee defeated John Walsh 4-and-3 to win the A Division.

June Heideman and Sandy Hanks needed to play a playoff hole to decide the Ladies Club Championship and Heideman defeated Hanks, 1-up.

Barnes gets first ace

Paul Barnard celebrated Labor Day with his first career hole in one.

Barnard aced the 131-yard, par-3 seventh hole at the Northfield Golf Course on Monday.

Barnard used a 9-iron and the feat was witnessed by Lloyd Szulborski, Jim Carew and Mike Leclaire.

Labor Day Ladies

Sue Welenc and Jane Plumley shot a 73 to win low gross during the Labor Day Ladies Scramble at the Country Club of Greenfield on Monday.

Teresa Varner and Sue Sigda took second with a 74.

Irene Woods and Anny Lyman won low net with a 53, and Margo Worden and Sue McDonald were second with a 54.

Mark K Memorial Mixed

Don Roy, Joe Smith, Dick West and Rod Roberge posted a low net of 48 in the Mark K Memorial Mixed Golf League on Monday at Oak Ridge Golf Club in Gill.

Second place went to Al Holmes, Dave Shippa, Robn Aleman and Dave McCarthy with a 51.

The league’s closing tournament and party is Sept. 24 at 8 a.m.

Men’s Football

Greenfield Touch results

Pat Viencek hit Jake MacLeay with a 23-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to lift Between the Uprights to a 12-7 win over Sirum’s Autobody in a Greenfield Men’s Touch Football League game at Beacon Field in Greenfield on Sunday.

Viencek opened the scoring with a 12-yard touchdown pass to Bill Roussel in the first quarter, but Jesse Phelps kept Sirum’s close by hitting Adam Wroblewski with a 14-yard touchdown pass later in the first half, and then adding the conversion to put Sirum’s up 7-6.

• In other action, Bryan Adamski hit Adam Bastarache on an 11-yard touchdown pass late in the game to break a 6-6 tie and help Travel Kuz to a 12-6 win over the Shelburne Bowling Alley Ballhawks.

Bastarache opend the scoring in the first quarter with a 9-yard touchdown catch from Adamski. Chad Flasinski tied the score in the second quarter when he hauled in a 10-yard touchdown pass from Mike Murray.

• Finally, Nick Aldrich threw five touchdown passes as Rocketfusion.com crushed Johnson Controls, 37-0.

Tyson Dowdy hauled in three touchdowns in the win, and Snoop Loguie and Walter Perry each grabbed one touchdown pass from Aldrich. Evan Rice, Dowdy and Aldrich each added extra points, and Seth Zeller chipped in with a safety.

Brad Barrett, Sam Parker and Jae Roberge played well in the loss.


Healy scores in win

Greenfield native Shea Healy scored her first goal of the season as fifth-ranked Stonehill College defeated second-ranked Millersville University, 2-0, in a non-conference field hockey game Monday afternoon in Easton.

Healy, a Pioneer Valley Regional School grad and senior captain for the Skyhawks, scored in the 21st minute when she blasted a shot after receiving a pass on a corner.

Stonehill is now 1-1 on the season after opening up with a 2-1 loss to top-ranked East Stroudsburg University on Saturday.


Doubles tourney

Registrations are being taken for the Greenfield Doubles Tennis Tournament, which takes place Sept. 19 through 21 at the Beacon Field Clay Courts.

Players sign up individually for the tournament and partners will be drawn from a hat. All matches start at 5:30 p.m. and are best-of-three sets. Fee is $5 plus a can of unopened tennis balls.

Deadline to register is 6 p.m. on Sept. 18. To register contact Rick at 863-4428.

Montague fall lessons

Montague Parks & Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for its fall tennis program.

The program is available for children ages 7 and up, and is held on Saturday mornings from Sept. 10 through Oct. 15 at the Turners Falls High School courts. Group lessons are 45 minutes in duration.

Fees are $50 for Montague residents and $55 for nonresidents.

For more information, call MPRD at 413-863-3216 or log onto www.montague.net.


Montague Youth programs

The Montague Parks & Recreation Department is taking registrations for its Youth Soccer Programs. Coaches are also needed for all levels.

• Start Smart Squirts — Open to children in grades K through 2 and held Saturday mornings from 10 to 11 from Sept. 10 until Oct. 22. Cost is $30 for Montague residents, and $35 for nonresidents.

• Junior Travel Team — Open to children in grades 3 and 4 and held Saturday mornings as part of the Tri-County Youth Soccer League. Cost is $45 for Montague residents, and $50 for nonresidents. Practices begin in early September.

• Senior Travel Team — Open to children in grades 5 and 6 and held Saturday mornings as part of the Tri-County Youth Soccer League. Cost is $50 for Montague residents, and $55 for nonresidents. Practices begin in early September.

For more information call 413-863-3216.