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Mizuno/Stuart Miller Pro-Assistant

@ Locust Hill Country Club

It was a gorgeous day for the Pro-Assistant Championship that was held at Locust Hill Country Club today where teams: Jason Ballard/Eric Mabee, Steven Carney/Kyle Benish, Neil Reidy/Cody Endress, and Neil Reidy/Cody Endress all shoot a (-3) 69 to tie for 1st place in the 1 of 2 Best Ball format. A special thank you to host PGA Professional Steve Barber and Locust Hill CC & our sponsors Pete Kohelis of Mizuno Golf and Stuart Miller of Stuart Miller Golf Sales. For more results.

Left to Right (Kevin Long, Pete Kohelis, Stuart Miller, Joe Bertino)


2014 Senior Section Championship

Crag Burn Golf Club, East Aurora, NY

Tim Fries, Head PGA Professional of Transit Valley Country Club, recorded an impressive two day total of (E) 144 to win the WNYPGA Senior Section Championship. This was Fries’ first year of eligibility for the Senior Section Championship as he turned 50 years of age earlier this Summer. He shot a 69 for his first round giving him a two stroke lead over Kirk Stauffer heading into the final round. He played very well to start off the second round firing a (-1) 35 on the front but had a couple blunders on the back to shoot 40, recording a final round (+3) 75 which was just enough to take the victory! For our Super Senior Division (60-69) our Champion was Bobby Hogan recording a two day total of (+9) 153, and our Classic Division (+70) Champion was Denny Lyons shooting a (+6) 78! This was also a qualifier to earn a spot into this year’s Senior PGA Professional Championship that will be held at the PGA Golf Club, Port St. Lucie, Florida November 13-16, 2014. Congratulations to our four qualifiers, Tim Fries, Kirk Stauffer, Lon Nielsen, and Jon Hoecker who we wish the best of luck down in Florida. We would also like to thank, Head PGA Professional Frank LaForce, and his entire staff for a fantastic two days at Crag Burn Golf Club! For more results click here.


The Blaisdell Pro-Am at Pennhills

Champion- Chris Stoddard

Congratulations to Chris Stoddard who won the 1st annual Blaisdell Pro-Am at Pennhills Invitational with a (-4) 66! This day would not have been possible if it wasn’t for George Duke, the owner of Zippo, who sponsored this fabulous event. Mr. Duke has a strong connection with The Pennhills Club and Zippo through his Grandfather, Goerge G. Blaisdell, who was the founder of Zippo and who hosted the first Zippo Open Golf Tournament at the Pennhills Club. The Zippo Open eventually faded away about 20 years ago, and Mr. Duke wanted to revive the tradition that use to be his grandfathers by hosting the first annual Blaisdell Pro-Am Invitational at The Pennhills Club. The tournament was absolutely spectacular and the WNYPGA is looking forward to many more years with Zippo!


Lon Nielsen Wins at Locust Hill

Locust Hill Pro-Am

Congratulations Lon Nielsen on wining the 47th Locust Hill Pro-Am shooting a (-2) 69! Nieslen won his 5th tournament by one stroke over Rob Horak and Dwayne Randall who both carded a (-1) 70. The winning Team for the Best 2 of 5 was Jon Hoecker, Dave Coleman, Dick Kievit, Martin Denning and Frank Serr with a net score of 124. We would like to say thank you to Head PGA Professional Steve Barber and his staff for all their hard work and to all the sponsors that helped make today such a great event!



Neil Reidy is the 2014 Coors Section Champion!

@ Country Club of Buffalo

Neil Reidy had himself a fantastic round of golf on the final day of the Western New York Coors Section Championship firing a (-3) 67. Reidy entered round two tied for 8th with five other players at (+4) 74 where he came out hot making three straight birdies to start the day. He recorded a 33 on the front side and a 34 on the back finishing with six birdies on the day. Reidy’s two day total was (+1) 141! Lon Nielsen finished in 2nd (142), and Liam Friedman took 3rd (143). The WNY Section would like to say a big Thank You to all our sponsors Coors, Certo Brothers, Wright Beverage Distributing, and Glenwood Beer Distributors. Also, Thank you to Head PGA Professional J.A. Sutherland and his entire staff for their tremendous efforts the week leading up to the tournament and during! For more results and hole by hole scoring click here.



O'Connor Wins 2014 National Car Rental Rochester Classic

Monroe Golf Club

Michael O'Connor (Champion)

Congratulations Michael O’Connor on becoming the 2014 National Car Rental Rochester Classic Champion with a (-1) 69 firing a 33 on the front side and a 36 on the back. O’Connor had himself six birdies on the day with four on the front side (#2, #3, #5, #9) and two on the back (#12, #13). Great playing Michael! Tim Fries took first place in the Senior Division shooting an even-par 70 for the day, and Bobby Hogan finished first in the Super Senior Division with a (+4) 74. There was a tie for first at (-7) 63 in the Pro-Am best ball competition with team Alex Weir/Chris Sinnott and Dwayne Randall/Lyndon Smith. Great shooting gentlemen! A special thank you to Head PGA Professional Jim Mrva and his staff for their tremendous efforts, and sponsor National Car Rental for all their help!

Tim Fries (Senior Champ), Bobby Hogan (Super Senior Champ), Chris Sinnott-Alex Weir- Lyndon Smith-Dwayne Randall



Lon Nielsen Wins down in Wellsville

Wellsville Country Club Pro-Am

It was a beautiful day in Wellsville, NY where Head PGA Pro, Lynn Waugaman and his staff put on a fantastic Pro-Am at Wellsville Country Club. Lon Nielsen fired a (-5) 66 for the day to take first place by two strokes over Liam Friedman (-3) 68. Congratulations Lon on the victory! There were other great scores out on the course today that can be viewed on our results page.  Next Monday is the National Car Rental Rochester Classic, which is being held at Monroe Golf Club. Stay tuned for Results!



Fries, Weir, & Stauffer Qualify for 2015 PGA Professional National Championship

2015 Site: Philadelphia Cricket Club, Philadelphia, PA

The 2014 Western New York PGA Professional Championship had a fantastic two days of competition at Cobblestone Creek Country Club, where the course presented a challenging test to the entire field. Tim Fries, Alex Weir, and Kirk Stauffer put together two great rounds this week to qualify for the 2015 PGA Professional National Championship that will be held at Philadelphia Cricket Club in Philadelphia, PA. Fries took 1st place recording a two day total of (-5) 139 winning by one over Weir (-4) 140. Stauffer at (-1) 143 took 3rd place. We would like to say, Thank You, to Head PGA Professional Neil Reidy and his entire staff at Cobblestone Creek CC for their tremendous efforts this week, and the Presenting sponsors Club Car, Mercedes-Benz, and OMEGA. Congratulation to the three qualifiers! Click Here for more Results