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Greg-Kelson Hooper Earn John Durr Fall Classic Title

The seagulls on the course at the State Park on Sunday was a sign of what was coming as 56 birdies followed from the 30 (2-man) teams and when it was all said and done the father-son tandem of Greg and Kelson Hooper fashioned a 5-under 66 to capture the 2020 John Durr Memorial Fall Invitational.


Merrill Bresett receives the 2020 John Durr Sportsmanship Award from Scott Lalone.

The duo posted six of those 56 birdies themselves (2,4,5,11,14 & 16) and nipped the tandem of John Kelly O’Grady-Sean Murray who shot a 67 while Tom Cobb-Paul Haley posted a 68 third place finish.

Merrill Bresett and Jerry McRoberts shared the NBT $250 putting contest and set the way for things to come with a nice contribution from their winnings to the Scholarship Fund as did so many others before, during and after the tournament which ended up raising another $3,000 from the event for the John Durr Scholarship Fund.  Bresett was also named the recipient of the John Durr Memorial Sportsmanship Award for 2020,

"I want to say a special thank you Doug, Mel, George and the staff at the State Park for their hospitality hosting us and to NBT Bank/Dallas Sutton for sponsoring the $250 putting contest and to Jim Rogers, Bob McGrath, NYSCOPBA/Mike Powers, Merrill Bresett, Dave Bracy, Mike Tooley, George Beaulieu, Thousand Island CC, Bill Reed/Mahogany Ridge Bar & Grill, State Park, St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union/Todd Mashaw, Ryan Farrell and the Saranac Inn Country Club for donating prizes which limits expenses and allows more to go to the scholarship fund," said Tournament Founder-Director Scott Lalone.

"Also thank you to everyone who participated and contributed this year as the loyalty is both noticed and appreciated. And of course last but not least to co-commish Mike Herzog for all of his help."

John Durr's memory raised another $3000 for a scholarship fund for high school seniors.


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