WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) — Match play kicked off Sunday at the 2022 Watertown Men’s City Golf Championship at Watertown Golf Club with 32 of the region’s top golfers looking to begin their quest to qualify for the final 36-hole match. play at one week.
Top seed and defending champion Brandon Mothersell met 32nd seed Brett Warner. It was Mothersell with a birdie putt on the 5th hole that passed. He is content with s.
Then it’s Warner with a birdie putt to win the hole but he misses. Warner would upset Mothersell 3 and 2 to advance, making Billy Caprara a happy man.
2nd seed John Bufalini faced 31st seed Chris Denesha. On the 4th hole, Bufalini’s birdie putt is short and to the right. He parries the hole.
Denesha also misses her birdie putt. Bufalini defeats Denesha 5 and 4.
3rd seed Bob Hughes takes on 30th seed Scott Taylor. On the 4th hole, it was Taylor of the green who drained the birdie putt.
Then it was Hughes with a birdie chance to halve the hole and he drained it. Hughes defeats Taylor 3 and 2.
4th seed Matthew Barton took on 29th seed Nick Felice. On the 5th hole, Barton hits the par putt.
Felice sinks the birdie putt to win the hole but Barton beats Felice 7 and 6.
The 5th seed, Andrew Marks, met Brian Sheley. Sheley’s tee shot on the par-3 5th hole lands just yards from the cup. He would birdie the hole.
Marks misses his birdie try and loses the hole, but Marks beats Sheley 4 and 3.
The Watertown Rapids capped off their brief 2-game home stint on Sunday afternoon, hosting the Utica Blue Sox in a PGCBL crossover game.
At the top of the 2nd, Utica gets on the board when Chris Fernandez goes the other way and doubles the wall into left field. Carson Applegate scores: 1-0 Blue Sox.
Utica adds to their lead when Avery Lee hits a blooper in the middle that goes down for a hit and Fernandez crosses: 2-0 Blue Sox.
At the bottom of the 2nd, the Rapids go up the board when Brett Myers hits a single into the field and Owen Parliment scores: 2-1 Blue Sox.
The Rapids continue to fall to Utica by a final score of 8-7.
The Watertown Red and Black opened their 2022 Empire Football season on Saturday night in Glens Falls.
The Reds and Blacks beat the Greenjackets 19-14 in a rematch of last year’s Empire Football League title match.
Rarday Burrell, Jason Williams and Kalon Jeter would find the end zone in the win and the red and black defense had a strong showing.
A good victory on the road at the start of the season in the eyes of Rouge et Noir head coach George Ashcraft.
“Yeah you know every time you go on the road and you can win the football game it looks great. I think we had 2 touchdowns called up on the board which makes the score a lot closer to that what the game actually was but that’s what it is Glens Falls took a step up from last year but this was our first game and if we can do what we did there is a year old and we’re improving every week, I think this group of men is going to be something to hold onto going into September and October,” Ashcraft said.
On day two of the 1812 Shootout which was taking place on the grounds of Madison Barracks in Sackets Harbor, the boys played their last day of the event with school teams taking center stage.
Teams from kindergarten through college competed with 14 college teams in action. Some quality teams from across the state have participated in the tournament.
“Lots of great schools. Some of the best teams in the state bring teams. Orchard Park in Buffalo, Baldwinsville brings school teams together, and Fayetteville Manlius was in the Section 3 Finals this year for Class A. Lots of great competition with Watertown still has a strong presence here, it’s also a good A school, so a lot of competition,” said tournament organizer Chad Green.
“Yeah, so we actually, looking at the brackets, it was tough for the original games. We kind of wanted good competition, but at the end of the day, we also wanted to see good play in the playoffs So there’s been a ton of work to pair these teams up because there’s a lot of skill and talent out there today,” tournament organizer Jared Wilson said.
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