Sunday Sports: The Watertown City Golf Championship Tees Off

Sunday Sports: The Watertown City Golf Championship Tees Off

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Opening round action of the 2018 Watertown Men's City Golf Championship kicked off Sunday at the Watertown Golf Club. With 32 golfers in search of the title in the championship flite, the first match of the day an intriguing match-up, with defending champ and 6 time winner, John Bufalini, squaring off against another former City Champion, Brian Phillips.

"You know, you can draw on experience. Been here before, I've won 6 titles so I'm gonna draw on that experience and hopefully that carries me far this week," stated Bufalini.  

Second seed Bob Hughes met 31st seed Justin Taylor. Hughes beats Taylor 5 and 4. Third seed Dan Leek battled another former City Champ, 30th seed Joe TufoTufo goes on to upset Leek 2 and 1. Fourth seed Jeff Fallon took on 29th seed Jason Sweeney. Sweeney upsets Fallon 2 and 1.

The Watertown Rapids were looking to stop their 6 game slide Sunday afternoon at the Alex Duffy Fairgrounds as they hosted the Newark Pilots in Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League action.This game, a pitchers duel early on. Top of the first, Watertown Starter, Jack Buckley got the Pilots' Griffin Robinson looking. Bottom of the first, Newark Starter, Matthew Semon got the Rapids' Nolan Wilson looking as well.

The Rapids got on the board in the bottom of the 2nd, with 2 out, Alex Mumme got all of a Semon pitch and put it over the wall in left field for a solo home run. Score:1-0 Watertown.

At the bottom of the 5th, the Rapids added to their lead. Michael Russell hit a chopper to short, Julian Kurrich scored. 2-0 Watertown. Still in the 5th, it was Kenny Bergmann going the other way for a base hit, William Hurtin scored: 3-0 Rapids. The Rapids snap their 6 game losing streak, beating Newark 12-6.

The first weekend of the 1812 Shootout wrapped up Sunday on the fields at Madison Barracks in Sackets Harbor with the boys' 1st and 2nd grade and 3rd and 4th grade along with the boys' junior varsity teams competing. 70 teams in all took to the field today. The tourney resumes on Saturday with 90 teams in girls' 3rd and 4th, 5th and 6th, 7th and 8th and junior varsity divisions on the field. The tourney rounds out next Sunday with 40 boys' and girls' varsity squads doing battle.

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