On a rare, dry weekend at Oswego CC this year, Lance Pezzlo and Mark Donabella rallied from one shot down after day one to capture the 2017 Men's Member-Member after a three hole playoff with first round leaders of Dan Bartlett and Andy DiBlasi. Bartlett and DiBlasi led the first round of the tournament with a 13 under better ball score of 58, which was closely followed by Pezzlo and Donabella at 59. After 18 grueling holes the two teams in the Championship Flight were deadlocked at 120 strokes for the 2-day handicapped Better Ball Event. A sudden death playoff ensued on the 9th hole with both teams shooting par 4’s (net 3) on their first try. On the second playoff hole, Bartlett and Donabella made 5 net 4’s to continue the playoff. On the third go-around on #9 Bartlett came in with a score of 5 net 4 and Donabella cashed in for par 4 net 3 to take the championship for 2017.
The course was in excellent shape despite the wet spring, thanks to the work of Scott Peters and his crew. The Tournament was well managed by PGA Head Professional Michelle Murphy and Tournament Chair Sean “Jabber” Ohnmacht, while Chris Carpenter and Head Chef Worth Lenahan managed the food service with the help of their able staff.
The Tournament was played by 60 2-man teams, which were flighted into 6 groups. Flight results follow:
Championship Flight: 3rd Flight:
L. Pezzlo/M. Donabella 59-61-120* P. Reidy/J. Holland 67-66-133
Dan Bartlett/Andy DiBlasi 58-62-120* J. Powers/J. Robinson 67-67-134*
Ben Frary/Eric Morris 59-62-121 D. Dorsey Sr./B. Shannon 67-67-134*
1st Flight: 4th Flight:
J. Huckabee/E. Manwaring 65-61-126* T. Logan/K. Chercchio 69-61-130*
Matt Ruggio/Shawn Baldwin 63-63-126* C. Carpenter/T. Matweecha 69-61-130*
C. Morgia/K. Dorsey 63-64-127 D. Rose/P. Liberti 69-64-133
2nd Flight: 5th Flight:
B. Mulcahey/H. Cloonan 65-61-126* T. Rollin/J. McManus 70-63-133
B. Chick/D. Radder 65-61-126* M. Palmitesso/M. Palmitesso 71-64-135
J. Milesky/L. Lagoe 65-62-127 D. Decair/J. Babcock 69-67-136*