On Sunday, August 19, the 17th Annual KCH Charity Golf Scramble took place at Kane Country Club. Seventeen teams enjoyed a beautiful day of golf.
Five teams shared the Scramble's $2,000 plus purse. First Place -- (low gross) went to the foursome of Randy Larson, Doug Johnson, Joe Gentile and Scott Bizzak; Second Place (low net, first team) went to the team of Joe Geer, Ralph Tassone, Rich Geer, and Brian Brinkley; Third Place (low net, second team) went to the Team of Scott McCann, Mike Washington, Tom Drumm, Bob McCann; Fourth Place (low net, third team) went to the foursome of Karl Swanson, Rick Walter, Dick English, Joe Haulik; and Fifth Place -- low net, fourth team, went to Sam Lindberg, Chris Sundberg, Randy Durante and Ron Carty.
Skins contest winners were: Eagle on #2 and #4 by the team of Joe Gentile, Scott Bizzak, Doug Johnson and Randy Larson; Birdie on #5 was the team of Joe Rupp, Eric Bond, Tony Cecchetti, Bill Cecchetti; Eagle on #6 by team of Scott McCann, Mike Washington, Tom Drumm, Bob McCann and Eagle on #10 by the team of Rick Walter, Dick English, Joe Haulik, Karl Swanson.
Special hole contest winners included: Holes #2 (closest to the flag) and 4 closest to the line, Chris Twidale; Hole #7 (closest to the pin, 1st-Erick Rich, 2nd-Jim Kohler, 3rd-Tyler Labeski); Hole #9 (longest drive) Karl Swanson (men), Kellie Ely (women); Hole #10 (closest to the pin, 2nd shot) Rick Walter, Hole #15 (closest to the line) Tom Drumm, and Hole #16 (closest to the pin) Chris Sandberg.
At the buffet dinner following the tournament, J. Gary Rhodes, KCH CEO and VP of UPMC Hamot thanked the Kane Country Club who catered the buffet dinner and hosted the contest; event sponsors PNC Bank, UPMC Hamot and UPMC Health Plan (silver sponsors) and Northwest Savings Bank, DAVEVIC Benefit Consultants, Inc., and F.O.E. Kane Aerie 307 (bronze sponsors). and Zook Motors and Ely Well Services, LLC, for sponsoring “Hole in One” and “Putting” Contests respectively. In addition, sixteen hole sponsorships and many additional prize sponsors lent support to the tournament.
Mark Papalia, Director of Operations at KCH, directed the tournament with assistance from KCH leadership and staff.
Proceeds from the 2012 tournament support KCH’s ongoing Patient Room Makeover Projects.
Pictured, from left, Randy Larson, Doug Johnson, Joe Gentile, Scott Bizzak