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Mike Vassil Wins Art Wall, Jr.

Major in a 1-Hole Playoff

Mike Vassil, of Country Club of Scranton, celebrates

after rolling in the final putt

 

Thirty mile per hour wind and rain couldn't keep Mike Vassil from winning his second Art Wall, Jr. Major. In weather that kept most people inside, the competitors couldn't get enough of one of the best courses The Commonwealth has to offer.

 

After one round of competition in which we had about an inch of rain, one lightning delay, and wind gusts of 20 miles per hour, Mike Vassil held a 2-stroke lead after posting a stellar 2-under-par score of 70.

 

Right on Vassil's heels were fellow Country Club of Scranton member, Edward Mesko, and Tom Bartolacci, Jr., of Saucon Valley Country Club, who both posted even-par rounds of 72. Robert Gill, of Fox Hill Country Club, was also right in the mix with a first round score of 73, and a host of players at 2-over-par 74, which included the "who's who" of golf in this field.

 

Mike Vassil had to be the odds on favorite to win, but it wasn't going to be easy. If the weather wasn't enough to waiver his skills, the fine play of Art Kania, Jr., of Merion Golf Club, might do the trick. Kania was 3 groups in front of Vassil, and went out with a one-over-par 36, which included a birdie on the 490 yard, par 5, fourth hole.

 

At the turn, Vassil still held a 2-shot-lead, but had four bogies on his opening nine holes. He kept his composure and started his final nine with four pars and a bogey on a trecherous stretch of holes, 10 through 14. He then had his only double bogey of the two rounds on the 403 yard, par 4, 15th hole. At that point, Kania was finishing off his fantastic round of 73, the low round of the day by two strokes.

 

With leaderboards out on the course for the competitors to see, Vassil could see that he was one shot back of the leader in the house, Kania.

 

Art Kania congratulates Mike Vassil

 

When you look at the scorecard before your round, you don't circle the 215 yard, par 3, 17th hole (which was straight into the wind) as being the "birdie hole" you are looking for in a round. Vassil, on the other hand, had other ideas. He striped his drive to the green and drained the putt to put him in a tie for the championship.

 

He now had a chance to birdie the up-hill, 502 yard, par 5, 18th hole to seal the win. It was not to be, and Vassil tapped in his par putt to push the championship to a sudden death playoff.

 

So, Kania and Vassil headed back down the hill to the 18th tee. Kania found his tee shot in the rough and Vassil played the hole perfectly leaving himself with a twenty foot putt for eagle, which he narrowly missed and tapped in for birdie to win the 5th Art Wall, Jr. Major.

 

SENIOR DIVISION

Tom Bartolacci, Jr. finished his round by sinking a sidewinding putt from 35 feet to win the Senior Division (55-64 years old) by one shot over John Benson, of Totteridge Golf Club.

 

Tom Bartolacci is awarded the trophy by Ray Mott,

Association President

 

SUPER-SENIOR DIVISION

Ed Hennigan and Michael Kanoff finished in a tie for the Super-Senior Championship, at 16-over-par 160. They started the sudden death playoff on the 10th hole. Both players hit good drives, but Hennigan emerged with a par to beat Kanoff.

 

The Art Wall, Jr. Major is open to male golfers 45 years and older and is named for 1959 Master's Champion, Art Wall, Jr.

 

 

Name

Club

Rnd 1

Rnd 2

Total

Michael J. Vassil Country Club of Scranton

70

77

147

Arthur J. Kania, Jr. Merion Golf Club

74

73

147

Timothy Burns Country Club of Scranton

74

75

149

Thomas A. Bartolacci, Jr. Saucon Valley Country Club

72

78

150

Robert Gill Fox Hill Country Club

73

78

151

John Benson Totteridge Golf Club

74

77

151

Michael Domenick Phoenixville Country Club

76

76

152

Sam W. Lewis Huntsville Golf Club

76

77

153

J. Kirk Luntey Merion Golf Club

77

76

153

Thomas Fleig Colonial Country Club

76

77

153

Thomas F. Sohns Country Club of Scranton

78

76

154

Joe Ruby Uniontown Country Club

74

80

154

Robert Andrejko Scranton Municipal Golf Assoc.

77

77

154

Thomas Howe Honesdale Golf Club

74

80

154

Len W. Coleman Emanon Country Club

74

81

155

Ken Bolcavage Elkview Country Club

77

78

155

Santo T. Lafoca Huntsville Golf Club

81

75

156

Tom Bevevino Huntsville Golf Club

80

76

156

Edward H. Knoll Deer Run Golf Club

81

75

156

Marlin Detweiler Lancaster Country Club

77

80

157

John Zavada Elkview Country Club

80

77

157

Don H. Erickson III Indiana Country Club

79

78

157

Ed Strickler Huntingdon Country Club

81

77

158

Edward Mesko Country Club of Scranton

72

86

158

Matthew R. Cuddy Huntsville Golf Club

78

81

159

George E. Troutman Deer Run Golf Club

83

76

159

Andrew Beechko Country Club of Scranton

81

79

160

Bill Lydick Indiana Country Club

81

79

160

Bill Seng Golf Club at Felicita

76

84

160

Edward Gregorczyk Glenmaura National Golf Club

79

82

161

Barry J. Westington Country Club of Scranton

80

81

161

Rich Thon The Springhaven Club

79

82

161

John P. Donnelly Concord Country Club

77

84

161

Matthew F. Smith Bon Air Country Club

81

80

161

Roc Irey Lookaway Golf Club

76

85

161

Joseph M. Cordaro Longue Vue Club

75

86

161

Patrick C. O'Brien North Hills Country Club

77

86

163

Francis E. Hamm Country Club of Scranton

77

86

163

Jim Simmons Stonewall

83

80

163

Warren Rozelle Country Club of Scranton

76

87

163

George Dimoff West Shore Country Club

79

84

163

Jay R. Stoner Deer Run Golf Club

82

81

163

Kenneth A. Phillips Lancaster Country Club

79

85

164

Ron A. Weaver Meadia Heights Golf Club

80

84

164

Joseph R. Grubb Honeybrook Golf Club

82

83

165

Anthony G. Kondracki Fox Hill Country Club

78

87

165

Thomas Hyland Moselem Springs Country Club

83

83

166

William A. Chase Deer Run Golf Club

80

86

166

George Elias Irem Temple Country Club

85

81

166

Kenneth J. Nestor Elkview Country Club

82

84

166

George E. Steinmetz Spring Ford Country Club

78

88

166

William P. Lawler Fox Hill Country Club

80

89

169

Gregory M. Smee Colonial Country Club

87

82

169

Gregory N. Vladika Elkview Country Club

82

87

169

Mark Occhipinti Country Club of Scranton

83

87

170

William J. Vostinak Lehigh Country Club

82

89

171

Rick A. Scott West Shore Country Club

90

82

172

Albert A. Hazzouri, Jr. Glenmaura National Golf Club

86

88

174

Joseph H. Karam Country Club of Scranton

92

82

174

Joseph F. Fitzsimmons Glen Oak Country Club

90

85

175

John O. Voigt Country Club of Scranton

92

87

179

Gary R McNutt Ligonier Country Club

85

95

180

Thomas P. Pratico Glenmaura National Golf Club

96

90

186

Kenneth R. Ralston Huntsville Golf Club

85

WD

WD

James E. O'Brien Jr. Country Club of Scranton

86

WD

WD

Super-Senior

Michael Kanoff, Jr. Golf Club at Felicita

82

78

160

Ed Hennigan Fox Hill Country Club

79

81

160

William Stasiulatis West Shore Country Club

82

84

166

James J. Callaghan Rolling Green Golf Club

83

83

166

James R. Sherratt Old York Road Country Club

83

84

167

James Hoffer West Shore Country Club

81

86

167

WD - Withdrawal

 

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