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John Durr Summer Classic raises over $2000 for scholarship fund

As the skies cleared and temperatures got warmer, so did the scoring at the John Durr Memorial Scholarship Summer Classic golf tournament at Partridge Run on Sunday. The team of “Ron Who” (Jeff Knowlton, Tony Rufa, Rip Stevenson and Jim Peck) fashioned an 10 under 61 edging out (via the tiebreaker of a card playback through ranked holes) the quartet of Jeff Hooper, Chuck Ladouceur, Nick Cobb and Dave Bracy who also posted a 61.

The foursome of Ryan Farrell, Pat Farrell, Brek Murray and Harold Myers fired a 62 to place third. Jeff Hooper and Tony Rufa split the St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union Putting Contest prior to the tournament.

Fundraising wise, the Scholarship Fund will receive another healthy deposit of over $2,000. "This is accomplished by the generosity of so many who contribute at the tournament, prior to the tournament, after the tournament. Then the prize donations and sponsorships eliminates and expense line thus allowing more proceeds into the Scholarship Fund," said Tournament Director and founder Scott Lalone.

"Again, thank you to the St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union (Todd Mashaw) for sponsoring the Putting Contest, Mort Backus and Son’s (Jordan Backus & Brandon Kelley) for sponsoring the first place prizes for the second straight year and the 14 hole prize contributors of Pepsi (Scott Wright), Massena Country Club, Jim Rogers, NYSCOBPA (Mike Powers), Jeff Howlett, St. Lawrence University CC (Dick. Christy), Chick’s Pizza, Dave Bracy, Tom Cobb, Partridge Run (Kevin Maginn), Mike Herzog, Malone Country Club and White Face Resort. Thanks also to the guys who help out making contacts for prizes and help out at the day of the tournament."

The John Durr 2-Man Fall Classic (can not have 2 “A Flite” players average 41 and under on the same team) will be on September 1 (Sunday) at noon at the State Park in Ogdensburg.

This will go back to a 27 team field then start a waiting list with three teams per hole to keep the pace of play.

Sign-ups will begin now and players are asked to email Lalone as soon as possible.

."We have already received some very nice donations and I will begin to work on a few more from area golf courses that typically have given in the past," said Lalone.

The winning team receives their awards at the John Durr Summer Golf Classic

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