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News from the Links/Golf Report Edition of Aug. 22

Locals fare well at NYS Amateur event

The performance of Molly Balbierz highlighted the showings of three locals from Hamburg, during the recent New York State Junior Girls Amateur Championships. Balbierz of Wanakah Country Club shot a 12-over-par 158, during the two days of competition, to finish tied for fifth. Both days, she shot rounds in the 70s. She was followed by Marah Penn of Crag Burn Golf Club, who was tied for eighth with a 156 and Sara Riso of eClub Western New York, who tied for 15th, after shooting a 163.

Trinity Episcopal outing Sept. 14

Trinity Episcopal Church of 261 East Main St. 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 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, for registration forms and additional information.

Mount Mercy Academy Tourney Sept. 21

Mount Mercy Academy will host a golf tournament on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Diamond Hawk Golf Course, to benefit the athletic department. Men and women may participate. The entry fee includes green fees, cart, lunch and dinner. There will be raffles, prizes and a basket auction. Dinner only tickets are also available. Check in begins at 10:30 a.m. and golf starts at noon. Register a foursome online by Sept. 12 or call Doug Webster at 825-8796, for more information. Sponsorship opportunities are available; contact Leanne Maloney for more information.

Hamburg Chamber to host event Sept. 23

The 29th annual Hamburg Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament will take place Monday, Sept. 23 at Brierwood Country Club in Hamburg. Check-in and lunch will be from 11 a.m. – noon, with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. and steak dinner and program beginning at 6. Proceeds from the event will help the Hamburg Chamber grow and provide mission-driven programs and seminars to its members. For more information about sponsorship opportunities or to register, call the Hamburg Chamber office at 649-7917. Register online at

Hamburg Men’s ‘65’ Golf Club champs

Winners from the Hamburg Men’s ‘65’ Golf Club’s Championship played Aug. 7, in A Flight, Steve Dearth; B Flight, Rich Ranic; and C Flight, John Vogelman.

Widmers lead HMGC two-man tourney

Leading the way through two rounds of the Hamburg Men’s Golf Club’s two-man team tournament are the tandems of Jim Widmer and Bill Widmer with a net of 59, followed by Kerry Andrews and Craig Cummings (62) and Jim Eddy and Steve Dearth (63). The final round was set for Aug. 17. Approximately 40 HMGC golfers will participate in several tournaments sponsored by the Buffalo District Golf Association and WNY Publinks Association remaining on the slate for this season.

Hamburg Women’s Golf Club results

Top finishers from the Hamburg Women’s Golf Club’s event on Aug. 15 were Sue Mansell, Suzanne Mandell, Dorothy Romanczuk and Evelyn Nowacki in first, with a score of 38; Carol Daleo, Mary Ann McGuire, Terri Hatton and Dottie Wakelee (40); Andrea Schroeder, Carol Lynn Stevens, Suzanne Jantzi and Joan Hector (40); Judy Mazur, Gail Kaney, Nancy McCarthy and Janelle Kopsa (40); Janet Plarr, Rhoda Peace, Linda DeKay and Janet Gutekunst (42); and Betty Gee, Sheila O’Malley, Pat Burke and Maureen McCarthy (42). Closest to the Line went to Robyn Boldt.

Hamburg Seniors Golf Club results

Top finishers from the Hamburg Senior Golf Championship on Aug. 16 include, for the men, Ray Suto in first in Class A with a 35 (net of 31), Bob Newton 40 – 32, Fran Bernard 38 – 33 and Ed Steffan 42 – 33; Jerry O’Mara in first in Class B with a 42 – 31, Paul Anna (42 – 31), Jerry Sardina (44 – 33) and Tom Fossett (43 – 33); Bob Brogcinski in first in Class C with a 44 – 30; Paul Colley (47 – 32); Jack Kirst (48 – 32) and Joe Kohn (47 – 34); and Chuck Kelly in first in Class D with a 51 – 32, Corky McDonald (49 – 33), Joe Beale (50 – 34) and John Miller (58 – 35). On the women’s side, Sue Mansell finished first in Class A with a 45 (net of 33), followed by Gretchen Anzinger (45 – 33) and Nancy McCarthy (50 – 35); Pat Greiner took first in Class B with a 52 – 34, followed by Maryann McGuire (52 – 34) and Barb Steffan (53 – 35); Ilona Klein was first in Class C with a 53 – 32, followed by Jean Larson (54 – 34) and Barb Logan (56 – 35); Pat Burke was first in Class D with a 54 – 30, followed by Carol Ludlow (57 – 31) and Jane Mansell (58 – 34).

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