Eric Manning finished atop of the leaderboard with an even-par 72 to win the Turning Stone Resort Casino Pro-Am Series No. 1 on May 15 at Kaluhyat.
Windy conditions on Kaluhyat proved to be a challenge for all competitors including Manning (Elm Tree GC), who finished with four birdies against four bogeys on the day.
“When you play that course and you’re shooting par especially with the conditions the way they were yesterday you have to feel pretty good about it,” Manning said. “I like the course. It’s challenging but it’s fair. You have to hit the shots you need to hit.”
Manning did not commit any major errors and made key putts when needed.
“I made some really good up and downs for par and made putts,” he said. “If you hit it crooked, you’re going to be in trouble. I’ve played that course enough times to know you have to hit it straight.”
Dennis Colligan (Cazenovia GC) finished second with a 2-over 74. Trey Walewski (Meadowbrook GC) and Michael Deuel (En-Joie GC) were tied for third at 76.
In the team portion of the tournament, Walden Oaks came in first at 11-under 133 with PGA Professional Marcus Bernardo and amateurs Chris Griffin, Gary Herbert and Greg Driscol.
Elm Tree GC, led by Manning, came in second (135). Robert Todd led the Turning Stone Resort Casino pro-am team to a third-place finish (136).
Thank you to tournament sponsors Travis Mathew and Turning Stone Resort Casino for their support.