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District 5 August News

August 25, 2020

Annual Golf Tournament
The District 5 annual golf tournament was held on Saturday, August 1 at Sugarloaf Golf Club. The officers and members were excited and appreciative that the tournament could still be held during the pandemic. The owners of Sugarloaf Golf Club, Wayne & Judy Knelly, assured the committee everything would work out. They made sure that not only the golf, but more importantly the food portion of the event adhered to all Pennsylvania COVID-19 guidelines.

The event drew 82 golfers, the most participants in a very long time. It was so good to see old familiar faces and meet new participants. The team of Ed Keil, Keith Hampton, Anthony Shaver and Ryan Hettes had low gross and took home the trophies (engraved clocks), along with a monetary prize. First Flight Low Net 1st Place was Scott Schukraft, Andrew Schukraft, Joey Hardisky and Steve Doziak. 2nd Place was Matt Montville, Mike Edwards, Dave Marigi and Shamus Gartley. 3rd Place was Ed Dolinish III, Ryan Lis, Paul Kania and Justin Blondo. Second Flight Low Net 1st Place was Greg Vladika, Crystal Vladika and Antonio Cordaro. 2nd Place was The Pezak team of Paul, Craig, Gary and Corey. 3rd Place was the Batyko team, Paul III, Matthew, Chris and Phil. Third Flight Low Net 1st Place was Sue Grohowski, Jerry Grohowski, Jim Slabinsk, and Mike Seman. 2nd Place was Jon Fiorelli, Ryan Cardoni, Dave Seman and Aaron Koval. 3rd Place was Dan Harris, Lori Umphred, Katie Blaine and Ryan Tripak. Proximity Prize winners included John Bubblo (2), Joyce Tinner (2), Chris Brace, Diane Grega, Linda Montville, Matt Montville, Bob Peters, Andrew Schukraft, Jim Slabinski and Joe Zarick. Twelve golfers hit the green on Hole 17, for a share in the Pot-of-Gold, Chris Batyko, Steve Doziak, Mike Fiorelli, Keith Hampton, Paul Kania, Ryan Lis, Dave Marigi, Bob Montville, Mark Pegula, Paul Pezak, Andrew Schukraft and Dave Seman.

One could not ask for a better day to be outdoors—the weather was perfect for golfing. The tournament concluded with a Pig Roast with all the trimmings, followed by the presentation of tournament winners and a door prize for all. Thanks goes out to the GCU Home Office for the grant for door prizes, GCU cups with sunscreen, hand sanitizer, gum and the preparation of entry forms. Thanks also to the hole sponsors, prize donors and all of the participants. A special thank you to our Pot-of-Gold and Hole-in-One verifier, Janice Dragan, who gave up her Saturday to sit on Hole 17. Save next year’s date, Saturday, August 7, 2021.

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