Potsdam Town and Country Club champions announced
The Potsdam Town and Country Club ladies champion this year is Terri Gilchrist, at right, accepting the championship trophy from past champ Karen O’Brien.POTSDAM – The Potsdam Town and Country Club championships have been decided.
In the men’s championship flight, defending champion Nick Miller was unstoppable in winning his fifth club championship title with a stellar 71-74 (145) performance over runner-up Jimmy Williams (160) and third place finisher Cory Towne (161).
In the senior flight, Billy Ford (156) took down a tough field of his peers, grinding out a 77 on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 12, with a clutch birdie on 18, after starting the day one stroke back of eventual runner-up Geoff Brown (158) and tied with third place finisher Mike Rosenquist (160) and fourth place finisher Chuck Bullard (161). This was Billy’s sixth senior club championship and a great cap to a year that included an ace on PTCC’s sixth hole and a successful defense of his NNYGA Super Senior title at Massena Country Club in a thrilling playoff a couple of weeks earlier.
In the super senior flight, former club champion Pete Shelly ran away with the title shooting a solid 77 on a tough Sunday set-up over former super senior champ Frank Keleher.
The men’s net division had a nice turnout with former net champion Richie Scott snatching back his crown with a net 66 and 70 (136) over runners-up Rich Lemanquais (145) and Kyle Matott (145). Richie played some smart golf teeing off with his 5-iron on most of the par fours, much to the chagrin of his competitors.
Earlier in the season, the ladies club championship was contested over a difficult Red and Gold Tee layout. Terri Gilchrist became the new ladies club champion, dethroning longtime champion Karen O’Brien in runaway fashion, shooting 85-83 over the 36-hole event.