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Twentieth annual PLA Golf Outing: Winners announced, nearly $17,000 is raised to help build lacrosse programs

Wednesday, 10th October 2012

Categories Boy's/Men's, Events, Girl's/Women's, Golf tourney  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/10/12

Nearly $17,000 was raised at the 20th Annual Philadelphia Lacrosse Association Golf Outing, held Monday at White Manor Country Club in Willistown Township.

Chris Hupfeldt, Bob Mongeluzzi, Rod Neary and Ron Forster enjoyed the PLA Golf Outing Monday. Mongeluzzi, Neary, Forster and Doug Corrigan placed second in the Gross Tournament

Over 100 golfers and 55 sponsors participated and helped the PLA raise funds to further the PLA’s mission. The proceeds will enable the PLA to continue to support the Philadelphia School District’s middle grades program, which features 8 teams (4 boys/4 girls), and the 12 PIAA sanctioned high school teams (6 boys/6 girls).

Robert Coleman, Executive Director for Athletics for the Philadelphia School District, spoke at the outing banquet about the growth of the game in the Philadelphia and thanked the PLA for its support, much of which helps underwrite the School Districts efforts to keep the lacrosse program sustainable notwithstanding budget cuts.

Also speaking at the outing was Wings star Brodie Merrill, one of the most decorated lacrosse players in the history of the game. Merrill spoke about his roles as spokesperson for “Lacrosse Wake-Up Call,” a Wings initiatives designed to promote good judgments and decisions with regarding the health and well-being in response to the NCAA’s recent study of drug abuse among lacrosse players. As Merrill told the assemble guests, “Daily decisions determine destiny.”

Philadelphia Wings: from left, coach/GM Johnny Mouradian, captain Brodie Merrill, co-owners Brad Brewster and Mike French

Winners:

Gross Tournament
1st place, 61 – Scott Carruthers, Eric Carruthers, John Chessock, Dan Souder
2nd, 63 – Rod Neary, Bob “Mongo” Mongeluzzi, Doug Corrigan, Ron Forster
3rd, 64 – John McEvoy, John Nostrant, Paul O’Grady, Mike McGuane
4th, 66 – Paul Deniken, Tommy Hannum, John Reardon, Jules Siskind

Net Tournament
1st place, 63 – Bob Aitken, Mark Aitken, Terry Casey, Bill Lawson
2nd, 65 – John Hildebrand, Drew Pressman, Steve Friedman, Peter Zonino
3rd, 68 – Tom Burt, Doug Corrigan, Randy Keintely, Mike Nagle
4th, 68 – Chris Aitken, Blaise Fletcher, Matt Hardel, Max Hjelm

Closest to the Pin

Placing second in the Net Tournament with a 65 were Steve Friedman, John Hildebrand, Drew Pressman and Peter Zonino

3rd hole – Deb Andress 2 feet
8th hole (back) – Jack Cowley 8 inches
12th hole – Scott Montgomery 4’5″
14th hole – Ed Walsh, 12’8″

Longest drives
6th hole – Scott Gabrielsen
17th hole – Tom Burt

Straightest Drive
10th hole – Chowder

The PLA would like the thank the following event sponsors in its Platinum Anniversary Golf Classic:

MAJOR SPONSORS – 2012 PLA GOLF CLASSIC
Ashbee Lacrosse Club (courtesy of Brian Voight)
Baggataway Tavern (courtesy of Stew Keener, Mike French, Paul French and Scott Gabrielsen)
The Bruder Family
Bryn Mawr Trust Company (courtesy of Ted Peters and Jim Bruder)
BSN Sports (courtesy of Peter Scott)
Conestoga Youth Lacrosse (courtesy of Steve Friedman)
Credit Suisse (courtesy of Bryan G. Rogers)
Duff & Phelps (courtesy of Paul Barnes)
EvanFest Foundation (courtesy of the Brady Family)

The women get their time: Former Penn State Abington coach Deb Andress, Betsy Dougherty and outgoing PLA President Laurie Markle enjoy the day

GMH Ventures/GMH Philadelphia Lacrosse Club (courtesy of Gary and Mike Holloway)
HEADstrong Foundation (courtesy of the Colleluori Family)
Main Line Landrover/Jaguar (courtesy of Jennifer Bailer)
Member Solutions (courtesy of Steve Pinado)

John Nostrant (Haverford School coach), John McEvoy (former Malvern Prep coach), youth, club, assistant MP coach Mike McGuane and Haverford School assistant Paul O’Grady placed third in the Gross Tournament

Murray, Devine & Company, Inc. (courtesy of Dennis Murray and Frank Devine)
John Ritzenthaler Company (courtesy of the Steidle Family)
Philadelphia Wings – NLL Champions ’89, ’90, ’94, ’95, ‘98, ’01 (courtesy of Mike French)
Ryan Morton & Imms LLC (courtesy of Kevin Ryan)
Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky (courtesy of Robert Mongeluzzi)
Schluderberg Foundation (courtesy of Chris and Carole Hupfeldt)
UCM Partners (courtesy of Greg Parsons & Tom Mandel)
United Sports Training Center (courtesy of Kim Basner)
Upper Merion Lacrosse Club (courtesy of Mary Fran Riffel)
Yearbook / Competitive Edge (courtesy of Huppy)

CO-SPONSORS — 2012 PLA GOLF CLASSIC
American Indoor Lacrosse Association (courtesy of S. Gabrielsen, P. French, D. Brumbaugh, M. French & J. Mouradian)
Ameriprise Financial (courtesy of John Chessock)
Chubb Insurance (courtesy of Mike Bronzino)
Creative Financial Group (courtesy of Meg Ryan)
DE Technologies, Inc. (courtesy of George Chou)
Dynamic Team Sports (courtesy of Chris McNichol)
Edward B. Walsh & Associates, Inc. (courtesy of Barry Walsh)
Envy Lacrosse (courtesy of Mary Fran Riffel)
Sheldon Erwine (in Memory of Lydia Erwine and Madam and Jack Aitken)
Great Valley Air, LLC (courtesy of Don Merrill)
Greater Philadelphia Lacrosse Officials Association (courtesy of Paul Kubach)
Haverford Blaze Lacrosse Club (courtesy of Chris McNichol)
Intech Construction Company (courtesy of Craig Sabatino)
Keystone Lacrosse Officials Association (courtesy of Kevin Schaeffer)
Lower Bucks Lacrosse League
Merrill Lynch (courtesy of Peter Rohr)
Philadelphia Area Girls Lacrosse Association (courtesy of Jodi Orr and PAGLA Programs)
The Patriot Games (courtesy of Chris Bates, Pat Carney and Scott Growney)
Philadelphia Masters/Eagles Grand Masters and Super Grand Masters Lacrosse Clubs (courtesy of Robert DiPuppo)
The Ronon Family (courtesy of Gerald, Jim, Kim and Andrew Ronon)
Rose Tree Optimists (courtesy of Jeff Pettit)
The Scott Dealerships: Chevrolet – Saab – Hummer – Chrysler – Mazda – Volvo, Allentown, PA (courtesy of Andy Scott)
The Shipley School (courtesy of Mark Duncan)
Summit Realty Advisors, LLC (courtesy of John Zaharchuk)
Trade Risk Group, LLC (courtesy of Jack Cowley)
Ultimate Goal Lacrosse Club (courtesy of Michele DeJuliis)
The Wigrizer Family (courtesy of Steve Wigrizer)
White and Williams (courtesy of Tom Rogers and Peter Samson)

OTHER CONTRIBUTORS
Dukes Lacrosse (courtesy of Ebe Helm), Edward Exler, Steve Long, Joseph and Lisa McGrath, Phantastix Lacrosse Club (courtesy of Sue Frazier), The Powers Family (courtesy of Bob and Claire Powers), and Professional Transcription Services, Inc. (courtesy of Casey and Rosemary O’Rourke)


READERS COMMENTS (1)

  1. Paul DeLomba Sr says:

    Although I myself do not have a Lacrosse connection, I have enjoyed participating in this event for a number of years. I am impressed by the loyalty of the participants to their sport and their camaraderie. Scott Growney has done a magnificent job in behalf of the organization for the entirety of the twenty years that the golf tournament has been held.

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