2017 NYSGA Amateur Series Championships at Turning Stone
VERONA, NY -- The 2017 New York State Golf Association Amateur Series wrapped up earlier this fall with two season-ending championships on September 29th & 30th at Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona.
The weekend began on Friday afternoon where 100 players competed in the NYSGA Amateur Series Championship at Shenendoah Golf Club in a shotgun format. On Saturday morning, 36 teams faced off during the NYSGA Team Amateur Series Championship at Kaluhyat Golf Club.
Throughout the spring and summer, hundreds of amateur players from around the state competed in handicapped tournaments for prizes in both gross and net, acquiring points (based on their net finishes) throughout with hopes of qualifying for the NYSGA Amateur Series Championship. Point totals were calculated based on the sum of each individual player’s top-5 Amateur Series tournament finishes in 2017. The top-104 men and women on the Amateur Series Points list qualified for the Championship.
To qualify for the NYSGA Team Amateur Series Championship, duos needed to place first in their division and flight during one of the regular-season tournaments. If a winning team had already qualified at a previous event, the second-place team qualified for the championship by default.
Divisions within the NYSGA Amateur Series were broken down into groups based on both age and gender. Within each division, players were divided into equal flights based on their updated handicap index.
Winners for gross and net were established within each division, as well as flight, to decide the 2017 Amateur Series Individual and Team Champions! Listed below are the winners broken down by division, flight and net/gross.
2017 NYSGA Amateur Series Net & Gross WinnersMen’s Division Net - Kyle McCall (SGATOUR.com), 67 (-5)Gross - John Smith (Shaker Ridge Country Club), 77 (+5) Men’s Senior Division, A FlightNet - Neil Chambers (Schenectady Municipal Golf Club), 66 (-6)Gross - Karl Heath, Jr. (Wild Wood Country Club), 76 (+4) Men’s Senior Division, B FlightNet - Thomas Rodgers (Woodgate Pines Golf Club), 61 (-11)Gross - Jack Addy (Western Turnpike Golf Course), 80 (+8) Men’s Senior Division, C FlightNet - Wes Collins (Canajoharie Golf & Country Club), 62 (-10)Gross - Maurice Coppin (Green Lakes Golf Association), 87 (+15) Women’s DivisionNet - Mary Jo Coleman (Green Lakes Women’s Golf Association), 68 (-4) Gross - Patricia Mayne (Cedar Lake Club), 73 (+1) ----
2017 NYSGA Team Amateur Series Net & Gross WinnersMen's A DivisionNet - Andrew & Ed Kinley, 64 (-8)Gross - Kyle Kozlowski & Matt Terreri, 67 (-5) Men's B DivisionNet - Eric Schneider & Frank Suits, Jr., 56 (-16)Gross - Donald Bennett & Gary Hammond, 71 (-1) Mixed DivisionNet - Kevin & Lisa Webb, 71 (-1)Gross - N/A Women's Division Net - Kim Kaul & Jan LaVigne, 70 (-2)Gross - Susan Kahler & Heidi Harkins, 82 (+10)
Congratulations to all our Amateur Series winners and thanks to everyone who participated and supported the events this year. Stay tuned for the 2018 schedule, set to be released in January!