News from the Links/Golf Report (May 16 edition)
Thursday May 16, 2013 | By:The Sun Staff | Sports
Golf outing to benefit Van Miller scholarship June 14
On Friday, June 14, the Van Miller Hometown Hero Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament presented by Lake Shore Savings Bank will once again be held at Shorewood Country Club in Dunkirk. The fifth annual golf tournament funds a scholarship for two outstanding Dunkirk High School seniors. The honorary emcee for this year’s event will be former Buffalo Bills player Mark Kelso. Mark played his entire eight year career from 1986-1993 with the Bills and appeared in their four consecutive Super Bowl bids. He currently is a radio broadcaster for Buffalo Bills’ games on WGR 550. There are many opportunities to support this event. For more information including sponsorship information, contact Lake Shore Savings Bank’s Wendy Harrington at 366-4070 x 1260 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hamburg American Legion golf outing set for June 29
The second annual Hamburg Veteran’s Golf Tournament to benefit the VA Hospital will be held Saturday, June 29 with a shotgun start at noon at Concord Crest Country Club. The entry fee of $75 includes stroke-play golf with a cart, lunch, steak dinner, prizes, and a photo of each foursome. Lunch begins at 11 a.m. and then the dinner is after golf starting 5 p.m. Checks made out to “Veterans Golf Tournament” can be dropped off at the Hamburg American Legion Post 527 on 2 Memorial Drive off of Evans St. in the Village of Hamburg or mailed to Jim Koester on 7152 Combs Drive, Hamburg, NY 14075. Direct questions to Bob Kenefic at 825-1797.
O’Neil, Stewart, Gleason, Johnson win HMGC play
The Hamburg Men’s Golf Club opened its 2013 campaign with a four-man scramble tournament won by the quartet of Mak O’Neil, Jim Stewart, Bill Gleason and Gary Johnson. Their 10-under-par total of 60 was one stroke ahead of the team of Don Buckley, James Eddy, Mike Jordan and Tim Buckley. Currently underway is a match-play qualifier event to determine the seedings for the 63 matches in five various single-elimination tournaments. Joe Barbic, special events coordinator, announced that season-long competitions will be held for individuals, two-man and four-man teams.
Gowanda Country Club Ladies League results
Top finishers from the Gowanda Country Club Ladies League play on May 1 included for low gross, Priscilla Graupman with a 46, Lynn Gotsch (48), Kim Gier (48) and Joyce Bigelow (49); and for low net, Tina Fracella witha 34, Dawn Zopp (37), Trudy Jackson (39), Sue Martin (39) and Jan Parker (39).
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