Fountain Green Golf Course at Fort Dix, NJ was the venue for the GOLFWEEK Amateur Tour (Philly Metro & Metro NY) tournament on May 28, 2016. The tournament, held at the military base on Memorial Day weekend, was a fundraiser for Operation First Response. Fifty-four tour members in five flights (and six guests) competed for trophies on a beautiful sunny afternoon. The golf course was in excellent condition with fast greens and challenging pin placements.
In the Championship Flight, Albie Sanguiliano (74, 34-40) returned to the winner’s circle with a stellar round that included two birdies. He was a five-stroke winner over Gary Greenberg (79, 39-40), Alex Hargaden (79, 42-37), and Ryan Nolan (Tidewater) (79, 39-40).
In the A Flight, Metro NY Tour member John Cardillo, Jr. (84, 43-41) eaked-out a one-stroke victory over three other members. Bob Hobson (85, 45-40), John Numbers (85, 43-42), and Herb Rubenstein (Metro NY) (85, 43-42 were all one-stroke behind Cardillo. Hobson took 2nd place on a match-of-cards and Numbers took 3rd place.
The B Flight champion was first-time winner Jonathan Sun (84, 42-42) who’s steady round was good enough for a two-stroke margin over Sal Ditta (Metro NY) (86, 44-42). Sun’s round included 3 birdies. Ron Pace (87, 45-42) was another stroke back in 3rd place.
In the C Flight, Metro NY members Larry Calinda (89, 43-46) and Cyril Thompson (89, 46-43) went to a one-hole playoff to decide a winner. In the playoff, Calinda secured victory with a bogey on the long Par 3 16th hole. Three players were tied for 3rd place; Zach Davis (91, 46-45), Kurt Lewandowski (91, 42-49) and John Driscoll (Metro NY) (91, 48-43). Driscoll took 3rd place on a match-of-cards.
The D Flight champion was new member Ken Hurley (92, 46-46) with a steady round. He was a four-stroke winner over Sean Matthews (96, 49-47). Tom Cavanagh (Metro NY) (97, 55-42) was another stroke back in 3rd place.
Thanks to Director Of Golf John Scott for working with us to obtain access to the military base for this special tournament. The tournament raised over $2,300.00 for Operation First Response, which assists families of our military veterans with their daily needs. Thank you so much to everyone who participated for your kindness and generosity.