Jay Turcsik (Mark Twain Golf Course) earned PGA Professional medalist honors and his team came in first place at the Central New York PGA’s annual Pro-Lady Tournament on May 22.
Turcsik led all players with a 3-under-par 69 at the Cavalry Club. The Mark Twain foursome of Turcsik, Lisa Crouch, Karen Davis and Amy Gilbert finished with a 14-under 130 to take first place in the team event. Crouch, Davis and Gilbert were playing the course for the first time.
Turcsik played solid golf including three birdies on four of Cavalry’s par 5s. He finished with five birdies against two bogeys and a double bogey. But the highlight of Turcsik’s round was an eagle on the 426-yard par-4 ninth hole.
“I played the par 5’s pretty good which isn’t something I normally do there,” Turcsik said. “That second shot on nine went in for eagle and that kept me going into the backside.”
The event drew 26 teams featuring one PGA Professional with three female amateurs. The team score consisted of the two best balls of the group; one gross and one net.
Cazenovia Country Club’s Mark Tucker came in second on the individual leaderboard with a 2-under 70. Michael Deuel (En-Joie GC) was third at 72. Brittany Wowelko (CNY PGA Section) was the top female professional with a 78.
The Turning Stone Resort Casino team led by Ryan McGinnis took second place (9-under 135). Amateurs were Kamryn Yerman, Amy Byrne and Melissa Blanco.
Tucker’s Cazenovia CC team with amateurs Sue Ziff, Kelly Vidakovic and Mary Ryan were third (8-under 136).
Among the amateur highlights: retired CNY PGA Membership Director Trish Wheeler sank an 81-foot putt on the 10th hole.
Many thanks to Brian Robinson and Ahead for the CNY PGA blanket given to amateurs as tee gifts.