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Jeremy Krencik golf tourney set for Aug. 24

The eighth annual Jeremy “Jer-Dog” Krencik Memorial Golf Tournament will take place Saturday, Aug. 24 at the 18-Mile Creek Golf Course (formerly Hamburg Golf Course) at 6374 Boston State Road in Hamburg beginning 3:30 p.m. with registration, lunch outside the clubhouse and a Chinese auction with many theme baskets available. The tournament will begin with a 5 p.m. shotgun start and feature nine holes of golf with a cart. The format is a four-person scramble and prizes will be awarded to winning contestants for the Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin and a Casino Hole. Following the tournament, there will be an award presentation and golfers are invited to O’Brien’s Pub, 8557 N. Main Street in Eden for pizza, wings and refreshments. Cost is $35 per golfer. The golf tournament is named for Jeremy Krencik, who was 14-years-old when he was killed in a tragic snowmobile accident in 2006. Proceeds of the tournament support the Town of Hamburg Department of Youth, Recreation and Senior Services’ Hook A Kid On Golf program, which teaches children of different ages and ability levels how to play the game of golf. Krencik was an active participant in this program and it was one of the highlights of his summer for several years, according to his mother, Sheryl Hage. Sponsorship and donation opportunities include $25 for a Tee or Green Sign, gift baskets for the drawings and more. Sponsors and donors should call John Wicka at 863-3756. For more information or to register for golf, call Luke Sullivan, recreation director, at 646-5145 by Aug. 16. Pre-registration is necessary for use of power carts.

Trinity Episcopal Church to hold golf outing Sept. 14

Trinity Episcopal Church of 261 East Main Street in Hamburg will host a golf tournament on Saturday, Sept. 14 at Concord Crest Golf Course on Genesee Road in East Concord. The outing will feature a scramble format with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. The entry fee is $80 and includes 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch, dinner and a gift bag. There will be a basket raffle, 50/50 and more. Register by Aug. 15 to be entered into an early bird drawing. Call 649-4320 or visit online at for registration forms and additional information.

Lake View CC’s Schrriefer second at WNYAA

Rick Schriefer of Lake View Country Club shot a 75 to earn second place at the Western New York Assistants Association event July 19 at Caledonia Country Club. Eric Mabee from Oak Hill Country Club won the event after shooting an even par-72.

Top two HMGC four-man teams qualify for championships

Mike Linn and Jeff Cervoni took the top flight with a net score of 82 at the Hamburg Men’s Golf Club’s Two-Man Team Invite event in recent club action. Tim Buckley and Dan Klinczor netted 88 and Pat Loomis and Bob Clendening netted an 84 to also win their flights at the competition. The member-guest team of Brian Williams and Jim Kustes (Attica Golf Club) competed for a ninth time. Also in the WNY Publinx team championships at the Hyde Park Golf Course in Niagara falls, the B-team six from the HMGC won first-place honors by one stroke over the Sheridan Park team. The HMGC representatives combined for a best ball total score of 217. They included Rich Bartula and Tim Buckley with a 72, Craig Cummings and Ken Weaver (72) and Ken Fierle and Bob Downey (73). The field consisted of 14 public courses that entered teams, 12 competing in the sextets competition. At the HMGC’s Invite Championships, the overall low round was shot by the member-member pairing of Cervoni and Linn, who finished with a net of 82. The member-guest portion of the competition was won by the team of Loomis and Clendening with an 84. Buckley and guest Dan Klinczar won their flight with a net of 88. The outing concluded with a meal and reception at West End Hotel with Loomis and Mike Zelaski chairing the event.

Hamburg Women’s Golf Club’s tournament results

Top finishers from the Hamburg Women’s Golf Club’s Mystery Tournament on Charity Donation Day from July 18 included Cindy Wurster with a score of 11and Donna Suto (12) in Class A; Sue Jantzi with a score of 10 and Donna Frauenhofer (10) in Class B; Theresa Knapp with a score of 9 and Karen Geiger (10) in Class C; and Marge Mashiotta with a score of 7 and Lisa Burnett (7) in Class D.

Hamburg Men’s ‘65’ Club weekly results

Top finishers from the Hamburg Men’s Golf “65” Club’s two-man scramble earlier in the season included, in Class A, John Kovacs and Jim Stiegler in first place with a net of 49, followed by Jerry O’Mara ad Larry Platz (50), Jeff Smith and Russ Bonfessuto (51) and Steve Dearth and Art Steele (54); and in Class B, Matt Forrest and Rich Ranic in first place with a net of 47, followed by Burt Hurd and Del Jackson (49), Jim McGuire and Pete McCormick (53) and Will Kemp and Doug Cleveland (53).

Gowanda Country Club Ladies League results

Top finishers from the Gowanda Country Club Ladies League play on July 17 were, for low gross, Priscilla Graupman in first with a score of 43, followed by Joyce Bigelow (48), Jan Parker (49), Lynn Gotsch (49) and Kim Gier (49); and for low net, Andrea Parshall and Diane Patrick, each scoring a 37, followed by Joni Jackson (38), Donna Colletra (39) and Dawn Zopp (39).


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