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Frank Licata attempts to sink a 20-foot putt.
Frank Licata attempts to sink a 20-foot putt.
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Emanon Country Club is hosting its 7th Annual Founder’s Day Classic this weekend in Falls.

The father and son duo of past club champion Bill Mecca, along with his son Dave, head this year’s loaded field. The Meccas posted an impressive 14-under-par 196 to win last year’s tournament by 11 strokes.

The array of challengers for this year’s event is led by the father and duo of Ted Matthews and former Pittston Area standout and current Temple Owls star Brandon Matthews. Matthews is coming off a strong U.S. Open qualifier this past Monday in Purchase, New York.

Matthews’ teammate Matt Crescenzo will team up with Paul Keating. Matt forms a strong one-two punch for Temple with the aforementioned Matthews. It will be Crescenzo’s first appearance in the Classic. It will be interesting to see how the young duo will navigate the tight fairways and postage-stamp greens at the Falls venue.

The third Temple product in the field is former Wyoming Area standout Zach Mulhern, teaming with his father John, several time club champion at Fox Hill Country Club.

A strong 62-team field comes together for this event. Other teams to keep an eye on will be Barry White and Bill Briggs, Sr., past Classic winners. Toss is John Petrosky and Charlie Shugdins, Jerry and Kevin Stankiewicz, Joe Graham and Bill Lawler, Rick Laneski and Joe Angelella, along with the duo of Mike Lazevnick and John Zelonis.

Action began on Friday at 8 a.m. Beginning this year, the championship flight will play 27 holes on Sunday, with the final nine starting at 4:45 p.m. The public is invited to come out and view the action free of charge. The course is located on Old State Road, just off of Route 92 in Falls.

Day for Autism

The Emanon Day for Autism Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, Aug. 23, at Emanon Country Club in Falls. The event is to benefit S.A.F.E. (Supporting Autism and Families Everywhere).

A tee sponsor is $30. if you’re interested in golfing, please contact the pro shop at 570-388-6112 or the clubhouse at 570-388-4013.

Mail checks and donations to Modern Market at 1179 Wyoming Avenue, Exeter, Pa. 18643.

Kids Supporting Kids

The Kids Supporting Kids Golf Tournament will be held at 5 p.m. on Monday, June 23 at Emanon Country Club in Falls.

The event is open to all children both autistic and non-autistic. Young non-golfers will chip, putt and ride in a cart on the top four holes. Golfers 16 and under to play nine holes on the course (holes 5 through 13) and must be accompanied by an adult.

A pizza party, hot dogs and snacks will immediately follow. Captain Don’t Chilly Willy Ice Cream Truck will be there.

Cost is $10 per golfer, and $5 for each additional child per family. All proceeds benefit S.A.F.E. (Supporting Autism and Families Everywhere).

For more information contact the clubhouse at 570-388-4013. Every child who participates will receive a medal and prizes.

Red Mill regains lead

Red Mill defeated Falls Bridge 2-1 to regain the lead of the Emanon Golf League. The Mill was led by Mike Fereck’s 37 and Jim Giodina’s 41. Sean Fortney was low for the Deli with a 40.

Ashley Machine defeated Bryan Contracting 2-1, led by Joe Graham’s even-par 34 and Rich Brown’s 38. Tom Bryan Sr. had a 38 for Bryan’s.

O’Connor Plumbing and Selenski Insurance played to a 1.5-1.5 tie with Tom Kerrigan (35) and Bob Lampman leading O’Connors. Tom Jorda’s 40 was low for Selenski’s.

Powers defeated Cookies Travelers 2-1 with with Walt Volinski (40) leading Powers and Tim Stott’s 35 was low for Cookies.

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