SOUTHWICK – A match of cards determined the outcome of the Seventh Annual Westfield State University Owl Club Golf Tournament at the Ranch Golf Club on Monday, Aug. 5, as the team of Randy Minde ’05, Mike Martino, Barry Felix and Gene Shaw from corporate sponsor StubHub posted a 16-under par 56. The group made birdie or better on every hole on the back 9.
The StubHub crew dethroned the tournament’s defending champs, as the team from Boathouse sportswear, headed by Doug Levesque and Tom Stewart ’88 also shot 56 but lost on the match of cards. Stewart’s pain from defeat at his home course was somewhat eased by his win in the putting contest. Stewart drained back-to-back 20 and 30-foot putts to be left as the lone qualifier for the $5,000 putting contest. Stewart’s attempt from 50 feet fell short and broke below the hole, but took home a consolation payout.
The Whalley Computer Associates sponsored foursome of Bill Oleksak, Tom Kelly, Mike Sheil, Mike Carbone finished third (for the second year in a row) with a 57.
“We had another great day at the Ranch Golf Club,” said Dave Caspole ’94, who helps organize the tournament. “The weather was perfect – temperatures in the high 70’s and blue skies.”
“Westfield Bank has been a wonderful lead sponsor for us for the tournament and has helped us build a great fundraising event – where all the proceeds go to support our varsity athletics programs. Courthouse Square – the new housing complex at 27 Washington Street – joined us as a dinner sponsor this year, and we were happy to have Barnes and Noble College Bookstores back this year as well. Many of our corporate sponsors have been with us for a long time and help make this a great event for our golfers and give great opportunities to our student athletes.”
College Hype Sportswear again provided the player gifts – jackets and fleeces- for our competitors.
“We have a lot of great people out on the course to support Westfield State athletics – today we had more than 50 alumni, several trustees, parents, professors, administrators, and of course our athletics staff and some student-athletes that help out with the tournament. We will net approximately $18,000 to support our athletics teams this year,” said Caspole.
Players enjoyed a steak and chicken buffet dinner after the round. The dinner included recognition of this year’s tournament guests of honor – retiring coaches Ray Arra ’65 and Lisa Moskow, as well as the awards ceremony. A full list of contest winners and results appear below.
Many corporate sponsors make the tournament possible: Whalley Computer Associates, Custom Identity Apparel, Pepsi, Sodexo, Commercial Distributing, Bertini’s Restaurant, Amaral Soccer, Boathouse, All Worldwide Travel, Bertelli’s Skate Shop, DK’s Hockey and Lacrosse, Firtion-Adams, MIAA, Stadium Systems, Ricky’s Porta Potty, King Ward Coach Lines, Get Set Marketing , Pop Tops, DonQ Rum and raffles provided from many sources and sponsors, including Tom Convery ’78, Hall of Fame Committee member Loren “Squire” Bressor, and Flowers by Webster.
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Seventh Annual Owl Club Golf Tournament – The Ranch Golf Club, Southwick
August 5, 2013 – 12 noon – par 72 – scramble
Team Score Par
Randy Minde, Mike Martino, Barry Felix, Gene Shaw 56, ?16
Doug Levesque, Tom Stewart, Brian Robinson, Bruce Massarotti 56, ?16
Bill Oleksak, Tom Kelly, Mike Sheil, Mike Carbone 57, ?15
Jim Blascak, Gabe Crane, Mark Jemilio, Gabe Strycharz 57, ?15
Rich Pierson, Bill Gaine, Lou Conti, Jim Peters 60, ?12
Jack Daugherty, Mark Pananos, John Pananos, Bob Berriman, Bill Weber 61, ?11
Nancy Keyes, Candace White, Carol Conlon, Chris Caney 61, ?11
Russ Hammond, Fran Friguglietti, Floyd Field, Dom Blasioli 62, ?10
Tom Brinklow, Scott Pudlo, Matt Trimble, Josh Newman 62, ?10
Bill Devine, Robb Levine, Bob Levine, Tom Lyons 62, ?10
Dave Laing, Dave Hadley, Brian Laing, Pete Avdoulos 63, ?9
Diana Schwartz, John Bertini, George Canney, Jen Hixon 63, ?9
Bob Cote, Mark Cote, Neil Shea, Rick Howe 63, ?9
Brent Bean,Jason Bean, Matt Goodreau, Mike Goodreau 63, ?9
Tom Convery, Steve Parsons, Dave Bevan, Kevin Moore 64, ?8
Joe Seckler, Matt Barry, Ralph Barry 65, ?7
Steve Marino, Tim Brillo, Bill Chase, Jack Doherty 67, ?5
John Amaral, Aaron Patterson, James Patterson, Mike Patterson 67, ?5
Dick Lenfest, Kevin Queenin, Rich Saloomey, Milton Santiago 67, ?5
Todd Ditmar, Terry Ditmar, Deb Murphy, Ned Murphy 67, ?5
Mike Perry, Steve Perry, Don Byron, Chuck Allen 68, ?4
Nancy Bals, Bob Miele, Eric Hanson 70, ?2
Kate Sylvain, Mike Young, Cheryl Lee, Michelle Scecina 71, ?1
Ken Magarian, John Gibbons, Greg Little, Kevin Harrington 72, -E
Sean O’Brien, Jason Weber, Vijay Saxena, Graham Raymond 81, +11
Dan Lunden, Bob Bellenoit, Rich Caroselli, nc
Bob McGee, Ed Quigley, Tim Sicard, Chad Lesage, nc
Matt Denman, Chris James, Matt Kelly, nc
Bob Mayo, Steve Finkel, Bob Kallstrom, Frank Vallarelli, nc (…but most fun)
Long Drive Women – Diana Schwartz
Long Drive Men – Marc Jemilo
Closest to the Pin on 5th – Michelle Scecina 7’ 0”
Closest to the Pin on 8th – Bill Chase 11’ 7”
Closest to the Pin on 12th – Terry Ditmar 4’ 10”
Closest to the Pin on 17th – Mark Cote 4’9”
Pot of Gold – Dave Laing
Putting Contest – Tom Stewart