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William Dub Johnson (MNY), James Lowe (PM), Sean Matthews (PM) & Dennis Ives (PM) on the 1st tee at The Ridge At Back Brook

Metro NY Tour Sweeps 5 Flights At 2015 Season Opening Tournament

The Ridge At Back Brook  Ringoes, NJ
Philly Metro & Metro NY  2015 Joint- Event #1
April 25, 2015

The Ridge At Back Brook in Ringoes, NJ was the venue for a joint-event  tournament of the Philly Metro & Metro NY GOLFWEEK Amateur Tours.  Tour members competed on the Tom Fazio designed tournament course at this exclusive private club for trophies in 5 flights. It was a big day for Metro NY Tour members, who swept very flight title and also fared well in the separate Skins and CTP competitions.

Wes Samons  (38-40, 78) of the Metro NY Tour took home the trophy in the Championship Flight.  Wes was one stroke better than Albie Sanguiliano (38-41, 79) of Philly Metro and two strokes better than Michael Goldfarb (41-39, 80) of Metro NY.  Samons made two great birdies during his round, including the tough Par 5 18th hole.

Rygo Foss (36-39, 75) of the Metro NY Tour was the runaway winner in A Flight, posting a five-shot victory over Michael Dupree (41-39, 80) of Philly Metro.  Rygo’s round included birdies on the Par 4 3rd, Par 4 4th and Par 4 10th holes. He was even-par after 9 holes.  Anthony White (38-44, 82) of Philly Metro took 3rd place.

The B Flight tournament was won by Metro NY Director Tom Steinmann (40-41, 81), who posted a five-stroke victory over Jim Saporito (43-42, 85) of Metro NY.  Steinmann made a great birdie on the Par 3 2nd hole.  Ron Fortino (43-43, 86) was another stroke back in 3rd place.

The C Flight winner was Ross Riviere (46-41, 87) of Metro NY, who took the title by two-strokes over last year’s winner Brian Falker  (43-46, 89) from the Philly Metro Tour.  Tim Brennan (48-44, 92) from Philly Metro took 3rd place on a match-of-cards.

Kermitt Bowen (47-47, 94) from the Metro NY tour took the D Flight title by two-strokes over Jeff Marshall (52-44, 96) of Metro NY. David Cooey (51-47, 98) was another two-strokes back in 3rd place.

The course was a tremendous challenge for the sold-out field of 88 players. Head Golf Professional Clint Deibert and his staff made certain that their championship golf course was in immaculate condition for our event.  Cool damp conditions allowed for excellent scoring opportunities.

The Philly Metro & Metro NY tours are co-hosting another event later this summer at the bucolic Hopewell Valley Golf Club in Hopewell, NJ. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us on Saturday August 22nd for this tournament in central New Jersey.

NEXT EVENT:  Philmont Country Club (North)  Saturday May 9th, 2015


SKINS & CTP 04-25-14

Jim Saporito - "Birdie" 3 on Hole #1
Rygo Foss - "Birdie" 3 on Hole #4
Rygo Foss - "Birdie" 3 on Hole #10
Michael Goldfarb - "Birdie" 3 on Hole #13
Scott Vanisko - "Birdie" 4 on Hole #14
Mark Savidge - "Birdie" 2 on Hole #15
                  Joe Arnold, Sr. - "Birdie" 3 on Hole #16                  


SKINS paid $110.00 each


Hole # 2 – Joe Arnold, Sr. – 1’ 9”
Hole # 8 – Caesar Caramanico – 8’ 1”
Hole #15 – Joe Pirri – 8’ 4”
Hole #17 – Jim Saporito – 3’ 11”

paid $95.00 each

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