Kunzwiler wins OCC Club Championship
The 2020 Oswego Country Club Men’s Championship took place on the weekend of August 29-30 at the 123 year old course. For the second consecutive year, Alec Kunzwiler took the championship running away.
After weeks of hot dry weather, Saturday started with rainy gloomy weather that extended the tee times of the players until 11:40 AM. Once play began, Kunzwiler played good golf in periodic rain and late day winds to shoot a 1 over par 72. Dan Dorsey Jr. followed him closely with a 74. Christian Morgia and Greg Lavery came in with matching 76’s.
Sunday morning dawned with much improved weather. Both Alec Kunzwiler and Christian Morgia shot even par 35’s on the front while Dorsey Jr. shot a 4 over par 39 to lose ground to the leaders. Morgia had a chance to close the 4 stroke lead but missed a birdie putt on #10 while Kunzwiler made a 12 foot par putt. Morgia rolled in a 20 footer on 11 to close the gap to 3 strokes. Both players had birdie opportunities on #12, Kunzwiler lipped out his par putt as while Morgia made his par putt within 2 strokes of the leader. Morgia missed a long birdie putt on #13 while Kunzwiler got up and down for a par to save his 2 stroke lead. The par 5, #14 hole sealed the deal for Alec as he dropped a 12 foot putt for eagle while Morgia birdied to extend Kunzwiler’s lead to 3 strokes. Morgia missed the #15 green and could not get up and down while Kunzwiler parred the hole to regain his 4 stroke lead. They both birdied the 16th hole. Kunzwiler parred the last two holes to shoot a 2 under 69 and beat Morgia by 5 strokes after he shot a 1 under par 70. Christian Morgia took 2nd place followed by Greg Lavery-150 and Dan Dorsey Jr. with a 151. The Net Championship was taken by Ken Cherchio who shot net scores of 70-67-137
As usual, the course was in excellent condition thanks to the work of Scott Peters, Neal Pitcher and their crew. The Tournament was run smoothly under difficult conditions due to the organization and work by the OCC Pro Shop under the able leadership of PGA Professional Mike Hogan and his Assistant Pro, Connor Goss.
Gross Results: Net Division:
Alec Kunzwiler 72-69-141 Ken Cherchio 70-67-137
Christian Morgia 76-70-146 Greg Lavery 74-72-146
Dan Dorsey Jr. 74-77-151 Dan Taylor 75-72-147
Chris Carpenter 78-74-152 Tom Roman 74-73-147
Tom Roman 77-76-153 Nick Della Penna 75-72-147