With a birdie on the fourth playoff hole, Bill Moore defeated Chris Quilty to win the Emmett Kelly Masters at the Cavalry Club Aug. 10.
Moore (Bellevue CC) and Quilty (Tuscarora GC) finished tied in regulation at 5-under-par 67 to force a playoff. The pair remained deadlock after playing No. 18 twice and No. 16.
At No. 17, Moore made an outstanding second shot out of the trees, landed his third around five feet from the hole then sank the birdie putt to earn the title.
A field of 87 amateur golfers and Central New York PGA players competed in the annual tournament.
“I play in this every year. To win this is such a proud accomplishment for me,” said Moore, the executive director of the New York State Golf Association.
Dan Molter (Binghamton CC) and John Duthie were the top CNY PGA finishers. Molter and Duthie finished tied for third with Matt Campbell at 4-under 68.
By winning the professional division, Molter and Duthie earned $900 each.