Golf Bucks County

By Bob Oliver

Middletown Country Club

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Charity wins at Courier-Intell Open

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The team of Judy Cunningham, Troy Tignor, Andy Cunningham and Rob Cheatle fired a 10-under-par 62 and playoff victory at the sixth annual Courier Times-Intellegencer Open held at Yardley Country Club.


The winners had 10 birdies and eight pars in successfully defending their crown, including four consecutive birdies on the back nine.


"We made a few putts along the way," said Judy Cunningham. "That's what you have to do."


The defending champions bettered their score of a year ago by one.  


The champions won a scorecard playoff over the foursome of Dave Ferrero, Jim Ferrero, Sr., Jim Ferrero, Jr. and Tim Henehan. Third place, at 64, was the team of Bob Baxter, Eric Hutchinson, Doug Mason and Jack Stricker.


Three teams tied at 65, with the foursome of Bob Lawlor, Kevin Lendo, Jack Massielo and Todd Massielo earning fourth place in a match of cards playoff over the team of Ed Dryer, John Lowry, Doug Thompson and Rob Weber. Also at 65, placing sixth, was the team of Jeff Decker, Joe DeColli, Brian Galvin and Tom Prendergast.


Seventh place went to the team of Jay Gratzinger, Kevin Heffner. Jim Huggins and Jim Verelli.


Pete Zanis captured the Bob Oliver Putting Championship, holing a 30-foot side hill putt for the title, while the closest-to-the-pin winners were Jeff Decker (15th), Bill Brazel (17th). Todd Massielo earned the long drive award. "I didn't know what to expect. Just lined it up and gave it a try. It went right into the hole!" said Zanis.


Proceeds from the event are directed into the Newspaper in Education Program at area schools. "It was another strong showing of support for the program," said Bill Brundzo of the Courier Times. "We had a group of outstanding sponsors, including Jones Apparel, Alliance Business Systems and GibsonMayer LLC, Certified Public Accountants."