Andrew Lacongo of Holland and Kristina Visniesky of Orchard Park won the second leg of the Erie County fall junior series on Sunday. The tournament was contested over the Elma Meadows golf course in Elma, and featured over 60 competitors in both divisions. For both Visniesky and Lacongo, the second event in the series was sweet revenge. Both golfers finished as runner-up last weekend at Grover Cleveland golf course. Visniesky finished just behind Angeline Perillo, who switched spots and finished as runner-up this week. Lacongo was just behind Mitch Jeffe of East Aurora eight days back. Jeffe finished in 4th place this week.
Connor MacDonald, third a week ago, improved to second spot at Elma Meadows. Third place in the boys division went to Shane Broad with 76, two behind MacDonald and 3 back of Lacongo. Rounding out the top five were Jeffe (78) and Cavan Derrigan (79.) For the girls, Visniesky’s 86 gave her a convincing, 8-shot margin over Perillo. Third spot went to Camryn Warren with 100. There was a 3-way tie for 4th place at 109.
|First||Andrew Lacongo||73||First||Kristina Visniesky||86|
|Second||Connor MacDonald||74||Second||Angeline Perillo||94|
|Third||Shane Broad||76||Third||Camryn Warren||100|
|Fourth||Mitch Jeffe||78||Fourth||Shea Warren||109|
|Fifth||Cavan Derrigan||79||Fourth||Jeanne Gandon||109|
|Sixth||Sam Hyman||80||Fourth||Marisa Warren||109|
|Seventh||Matt Jeffe||81||Seventh||Julia Hartloff||121|
|Eighth||Paul Dinicolantonio||82||Eighth||Victoria Jones||125|
|Eighth||Kevin Halpern||82||Ninth||Shannon Dienes||131|
|Tenth||Tony Tuber||83||Tenth||Lillian Mikula||149|
The goal of the Erie County fall junior series is to prepare golfers for their individual league championships. All major conferences of Section VI and the Monsignor Martin Association play their tournaments at 18 holes. After playing close to 15 matches at 9 holes, it is easy to lose ones mental and physical endurance. Time will tell in October if these tournaments achieved their goal. Thanks to Mark Poloncarz, Erie County executive, and James Jurek, county course superintendent, for the time and care they put into hosting these events.