Leagues, tourneys keep Hickory Ridge busy

Contributed Story Posted 12 July 2020 at 10:48 am

It has been a busy week of golf at Hickory Ridge with four leagues reporting in and two member tournaments.  It has been hot and humid as every where has been but it hasn’t stopped the golfers.

The Monday Night Bar Guys are reporting information for the first time this season. Leading the pack is the team of Mark Condolucci and Dave Petta who have 59 points.  AJ Gifaldi and Darryl Szklany are in second with 54.5 points.  Chris Smith and Dave Quaranto are in third with 50 points and the team of Rod Finnefrock and Bernie Ruggeri are close behind with 49 points.  Geoff Christian and Paul Gifaldi round out the top five with 47.50 points.  AJ Gifaldi shot low gross with a 40 followed closely by Christian’s 41.

Monday has two leagues and the Monday Night League also reported this week.  In first place in the standings is the team of Ryan Keller and Todd Cappotelli with 117 points.  Gerald Furness and Ron Hering are in second with 102 points followed by Frank Heinlein and Jim Carlson with 92 points.  Don Young and Rod Heinlein are in the number four slot with 86.5 points and Butch Barber and Scott Brooks round out the top five with 85 points.  Young had low gross with 42 and Wayne Schiavone had a 29 for low net.  Young and Brooks both recorded birdies.

Dona Hazen shot a low gross of 38 to lead the Tuesday Night Ladies League.  Marcia Zambito had low net with a 27 followed closely by Carol Lowell and Hazen who each had net 29.  Hazen and Diane Abel both recorded birdies.  Standing this week show Deb Birkins and Patty Pfister  leading 36 points.  Right behind are Judy Schuth and Diane Hennecky with 35 points.  Cheryl Ferguson and Vicki Brawn hold down third with 30 points.

Thursday Night league shows the team of Dresser and Flansburg still leading with 116 points.  Bennett and Budde hold second with 112 points.  Foos and Stedman are in third with 108 points followed closely by Drury and Nagy with 104.  The Millers are tied with Cotter and Knaak for fifth with 102 points each.  Wes Bedford shot low gross with a 41 and Randy Knaak had low net of 30.  Lots of birdies this past week with Gary Marciszewski, Cedrik Soria, Chris Barry, Josh Bennett and Patrick Drury each recording one.

The final league reporting is this year’s newest league, the Friday Night Mixed Couples League.   Dave and Melissa Cotter lead the league with 183 points followed by Jim and Marcia Zambito with 187.  Bill Fitzgerald and Faye McNeil are in third with 193 points with four other teams within four points of third.

There were two member tournaments sponsored by the Hickory Ridge Golf Association in the past week.

The July 4th Flag Tournament, a popular event every year, had Linda Chrzan and Werner Stumpf taking the top prize.

Dodging the rain on Saturday July 11 the Two Man Best Ball Tournament was held.  In the mixed/women’s division the winners were Chrzan and Laurie Freeman with a net 59 besting Dave and Melissa Cotter who recorded a net 62.  Winning the men’s division with a net 61 was the team of Owen Toale and Gary Wood.  They beat the team of Bob (Socks) Butler and Jerry Seaman who recorded a net 63.