SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Below is a recap from the Jim Pornovets Memorial Golf League ended June 20.
Alfie's Boys' unobstructed march to the American Division title came to an abrupt halt as McCriskin-Gustafson Home for Funerals came away with a 13-7 victory, ending Alfie's Boys winning streak.
The scores were higher than expected in a match between two first-place teams. Mark "Mr. Steady" Chichvar earned the medal for McCriskin's with a 40, certainly not among his best efforts, but good enough to lead the way for his team's big win. Chichvar also easily won the sartorial splendor award of the night with his colorful plaid Puma shorts and matching shirt.
For Alfie's Boys, Bill Mann was in his usual good form and posted a 37 while Danny Griffin, despite an aching leg that he recently injured in a golf cart accident, managed to put together a 38.
Last year's league champions, Unique Sports Accessories, looked awesome in pounding Dirty Harry & Friends, 19-1. Ted Stanik turned in the low round of the night, a lovely even-par 33, that featured beautiful birdies on the fourth and sixth holes. Capt. Chris Dillon showed off his A-game with a nifty 35, Jeff Reisel carded a solid 36, and Mike Citfrano, Jr. added a 37 to the total rout.
As a team, Unique Sports Accessories was just 9-over par. To show just how good that is, President Dale Dube was 11-over par all by himself.
Twin City Pharmacy also put on an impressive display of their balance and power in whipping Windows Plus, 14-6. Guy Severini earned the medal with a sterling 1-over 34; Jay Coppola and Dan Stanzione chipped in with a pair of 36's; and Joe Diller registered a 38.
Dave Romano shot a 39 for Windows Plus in a losing effort.
Witty's Liquors got some solid performances from Billy Capparelli who shot a 36, Phil Aiello had a 38. and Jim Parker put together a 39, but the best they could manage was a 10-10 tie with the South Plainfield Funeral Home who were led by Wayne Lavender's 40.
Lou Colicchio shot a 42, good enough to earn medalist honors for the Italian-American Club and good enough to spark his team to a 14-6 win over a struggling 2 Buds, 2 Dubes.
Mark Van Name had the low round for the losers with a 40 while teammates Jeff Orth and Dale Dube both had off nights and turned in cards filled with bogeys and sprinkled with a few double bogeys.
Jeff Orth was so despondent after the loss that he surprised his teammates by turning down their offers to console one another with a couple of cold ones, stating that he was going home to sip some barolo on his veranda and listen to Pavarotti's recording of Tosca. His recent trip to Italy has evidently changed his taste in liquor choice and music.
In another surprisingly high-scoring match, Efrain Solis had a 38 and Dan Conti shot a 39 for KC's Korner who finished in a 10-10 tie with Sport & Social. Scott Mac Donald's 43 was the best round for a Sport & Social squad that has thus far managed to win only one match.
In next week's feature match, Alfie's Boys will tee off against
2 Buds, 2 Dubes, with both teams looking to bounce bach after their tough losses from the week before.
LOW SCORES FOR THE NIGHT: Ted Stanik 33; Guy Severini, 34; Chris Dillon, 35; Jay Coppola, 36; Don Stanzione, 36; Jeff Reisel, 36; Billy Capparelli 36; Mike Citrano, Jr. 37; Bill Mann 37.
W L T
Alfie's Boys 5 1 0
Unique Sports Accessories 4 2 0
Twin City Pharmacy 4 2 0
2 Buds, 2 Dubes 2 4 0
KC's Korner 2 2 2
Witty's Liquors 1 3 2
W L T
McCriskin-Gustafson Home for Funerals 5 1 0
South Plainfield Funeral Home 3 2 1
Italian-American Club 3 3 0
Windows Plus 2 3 1
Sport & Social Club 1 3 2
Dirty Harry & Friends 0 6 0