For the Record
Wednesday Travel League
The league held a very special and meaningful outing honoring the life of league founder Francis “Chink” Borowski at Maplehurst Country Club in Lakewood. Tony Nasca Sr., the only living original league member, hit the ceremonial first tee shot after Francis’ sons, Fred and Steve, sprinkled some of their father’s ashes on the first tee box. Following golf, the Borowski family hosted a dinner at the Kosciuszko Club for past and present golfers to honor and remember their father. Stories were shared and Butch Mackowiak gave a special blessing.
The low score of the tournament was shot by Ed Tofil with a 74. Robert Calph was second with 76. Dave Criscione and Doug Grace each had 77. Al Etzel, Joe Michalski and Jim Szalkowski all shot 78. Fred Borowski and Bob Thompson both shot 79. Ed Tofil was low on the front nine with 36, while Jim Szalkowski was low on the back nine with a 1-under par 34. Criscione recorded his first eagle in league play, chipping in for a two on the par-4 fifth hole. Other flight winners were Dave Wallace (B), Dennis Gawronski Sr. (C) and Jack Hood (D). The winner of the Bruce “Java” Chrabasz Commissioners’ Award was Angelo Leone.
Untied birdies were recorded by: A Flight: Criscione (Nos. 5 (eagle), 15), Calph (Nos. 6, 17), Grace (No. 8) and Michalski (No. 18); B Flight: Wallace (No. 3), Pete Gawron (Nos. 5, 8, 17), Gary Haase (No. 6), Mike Wolfe (No. 7) and Steve Borowski (No. 16); C Flight: Dan Kaszuba (No. 1), Dave Miller (No. 7), John Tofil (No. 9), Pat Weaver (Nos. 10, 15) and Gawronski (No. 14); D Flight: Frank Benamati (No. 1), Dave Franklin (No. 3), Al Bradley (No. 4), Rick Lugen (Nos. 10, 11, 15) and Jim Ellman Sr. (No. 12).
Closest to the pin were Franklin (No. 3), Ken Kaus (No. 7), Gawronski (No. 13) and Danny Kubera (No. 16). Golfers shooting low career rounds were Grace (77), Haase (82) and Tony Destro (84). Top point winners were Franklin (60) and Wallace, Steve Borowski and Wolfe (40 each). Season points leaders: 1. Wolfe (330), 2. Tim Walawender (238), 3. Ed Tofil (178), 4. Weaver (176), 5. Franklin (162), 6. Etzel (147), 7. Thompson and Calph (140 each), 9. Gawron (137), 10. Dave Mathews and Mike Willoughby (136 each).
This week, the league plays Kane Country Club in Kane, Pa. for its fourth major of the season, the “Frank Borowski Invitational.” The first group tees off at 9 a.m. The foursomes are as follows:
Group 1: Butch Mackowiak, Ken Kaus, Gary Haase, John Bongiovanni
Group 2: Robert Calph, Jeff Marsowicz, John Waterman, Pat Weaver
Group 3: Mick Dunning, Tony Destro, Pete Gawron, Tim Walawender
Group 4: Dave Criscione, Dave Franklin, Jim Szalkowski, Mike Wolfe
Group 5: Bob Welch, Mike Willoughby, Lenny Leszkowicz, Bob Thompson
Group 6: Angelo Leone, Bill Aldrich, Joe Bifaro, Tom Destro
Vineyards Golf Course
Dunkirk Moose Thursday Night Golf League (Aug. 16) — Dave Criscione 32, Jim Sedota 36, Steve Dando 37, Greg Catalano 38, Mike Rosario 38, John Chaubel 40, Dave DeJoe 40, Rick Bauza 42, Chris Kokoszka 43, Glenn Mann 44, Gordy Haight 44, Vin Piglowski 44, Mark Gugino 45, Pete Criscione 45, Tim Cave 45, Tony Nasca 46, Shawn Hennessy 46, Todd Fryberger 46, Tom Lesch 46, Ralph Archer 47, Jeff Lehnan 47, John Weidenhohfer 49, Rick Mazurek 49, Dennis Karin 49. Skins: Dave Criscione No. 9. Closest to the pin: No. 3 Steve Karin, No.9 Jim Sedota.
Fredonia 10u travel softball tryouts on Friday
A new Fredonia area 10u travel softball team (team name is pending) will hold a tryout session for interested softball players who will be 10 years of age or younger as of Jan. 1, 2019. The season will take place next spring/summer. The tryout will be at 6 p.m. on Friday at the Fredonia Little League softball field. Players from Dunkirk, Fredonia and surrounding communities are welcome to attend. Any questions, contact Jon Muck at 581-1174, Brian Crawford at 410-4881 or Randy Draggett at 785-1397.
Final Tripp golf tournament set for Saturday
The Tenth and Final Gary Tripp Memorial Golf Tournament (GTMGT) plans are progressing and on the First Tee. The 2018 tournament is set for Saturday at the Vineyards golf courses in Fredonia. Registration starts at 9 a.m. The shotgun start is at 10 a.m.
The registration fee of $65 per golfer includes food on the course and dinner at the Kosciuszko Club and a golfer’s gift. Contact Katie or Pat at 366-1044. Extra foursome forms and sponsor forms will be available at the K Club.
Monies raised from past tournaments have been used to establish an annual Gary Tripp Colorectal Cancer Research fund at Roswell Park, an annual GTMGT Dunkirk High School Scholarship and an annual donation to the GTMGT SUNY Fredonia Scholarship.
SUNY Fredonia kids’ hockey camp Aug. 27-30
The SUNY Fredonia Hockey Camp for boys and girls ages 5-12 will be held Aug. 27-30. It runs from Monday through Thursday from 10 to 11:15 a.m. in the Steele Hall Ice Arena. For further information, please call the Fredonia Hockey Office at 673-3334, or email Meredith@fredonia.edu. Registration can also be done online at fredoniabluedevils.com. Look under the Inside Athletics tab.
5K Glow Run/Walk to happen on Saturday
On Saturday the third annual GLOW Your Mind 5K Run/Walk will take place at 8:30 p.m. at the Northwest Arena, 319 W. Third St. in Jamestown.
The glow run is being put on through the collaboration of The Community Alliance for Suicide Prevention, Chautauqua Tapestry, and Chautauqua County Department of Mental Hygiene. Timing and race management will be provided by Chautauqua Striders. The partnership came out of the groups’ common goal to generate awareness that mental wellness and physical wellness are of equal importance in everyone’s lives.
Registration and race packet pick-up will be from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. outside the arena. The run and walk will begin at 8:30 p.m. and will follow a route through residential neighborhoods in Jamestown.
After the race, an “After Glow” party, managed by Eventz by Scott will be held outside of the arena. The party will feature snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, and live music by DJ Xcite Sound. Awards will also be presented to the top overall male and female finishers and the top male and female finishers in each age group.