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Nielsen runs away with Tour Championship
Lonnie Nielsen, of Orchard Park, NY fires a two day total of (133) 11 under par to capture the 2015 WNYPGA OMEGA Tour Championship at Irondequoit Country Club. Nielsen on day one carded a 3 under par round of 69 and 8 under par 64 the second round. With the victory Nielsen, won the 2015 WNYPGA Professional Player of the Year award over Alex Weir of The Kahkwa Club. Click here to view full results.
27th Senior PGA Professional National Championship
Wishing Tim Fries (Transit Valley CC), Jack Widger (Elkdale CC), and Mark Kirk (Crag Burn GC) best of luck at the 2015 PGA Senior PGA Professional Championship.
Congratulations to WNY’s Own Andrew LaCongo- Boys 14-15 Year Old Drive Chip & Putt Finalist
Oakmont, PA, Sept. 12, 2015-- Andrew LaCongo of Holland, NY won the Drive Chip & Putt Boys 14-15 year old Division at Oakmont Country Club. He punched his ticket to Augusta National for the Drive Chip & Putt National Finals in April 2016! Good luck to Andrew and all those who qualified!Click here to see all results from Oakmont Country Club.
Photos from PGA HOPE program at Canandaiqua VA- Aug. 27, 2015
Good Luck to our Erie All Stars!
Erie Junior League All Stars are advancing to the Sub-Regional Finals versus Hartford, Connecticut. Sub-Regional will be held Saturday, August 29th at 3PM at Woodcrest Golf Club, Manlius, NY.
All Star Team defeated Buffalo North 7-5 and defeated Syracuse 7 1/2 - 4 ½ on August 22, 2015. Good Luck to our Erie All Stars! To learn more about PGA Jr League Golf please visit www.pgajlg.com.
Rob Krajewski, our 2015 WNYPGA National Car Rental Assistant Champion
Williamsville, New York – Rob Krajewski of Orchard Park, New York, won the National Car Rental Western New York PGA Assistant Championship Thursday, August, 20 at Brierwood Country Club in Hamburg, New York.
By winning, Krajewski qualified for the 39th National Car Rental PGA Assistant Championship, Oct. 29 – Nov. 1, at PGA Golf Club (Wanamaker Course) in Port St. Lucie, Fla. The facility will be hosting its nineteenth consecutive PGA Assistant Championship. Krajewski posted a final-round 78 for a tournament total of 148 and a 1-stroke victory over Chris Zumpano of Oak Hill Country Club.
Photos from PGA HOPE Program for veterans at the Kahkwa Club
Congratulations Lonnie Nielsen, winner of the 2015 Western New York Coors Section Championship
Lewiston, NY, August 11, 2015 – Lonnie Nielsen of Orchard Park, NY, winner of the 2015 Western New York Coors Section Championship. Nielsen turned in a winning total of 139 five-under-par to capture his 11th Section Championship.
Thank You Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Club for hosting this year’s event. Also, thank you to our sponsors Peter Certo of Certo Brothers Distributing Company, Claude Wright of Wright Beverage Distributing, and Jim Mantyla of Gleenwood Beer Distributing.
Dwayne Randall captures the Blaisdell Pro-Am Invitational
Thank You George Duke and Zippo for sponsoring.
WNY 8-year-old sinks hole in one during PGA Jr. League game
EAST AURORA, N.Y. -- Luke Zlotek was having an 'okay' round earlier this summer in his PGA Jr. League match against Orchard Park when the then 8-year-old pulled out his driver on the 6th hole and hit the ball right in the cup.
"I was like whoa," Luke said of his hole in one.
At first, he didn't even realize the ball had gone in the cup. But when he heard the cheers, he realized he had hit the shot of a lifetime, very early in his.