Saturday Sports: Watertown Men’s City Golf Tournament kicks off

Saturday Sports: Watertown Men’s City Golf Tournament kicks off

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - Its one of the biggest golf tournaments in Northern New York, the 2019 Watertown Men’s City Golf Championship kicked off Saturday at Ives Hill Country Club. Qualifying took place Saturday before match play action kicks off Sunday.

40 golfers looking to secure one of the 32 spots in the championship flite. Play was stopped for a brief period due to a downpour, which made the course even tougher once play resumed.

Some unusually high scores posted as Brain Marks would tie for medalist honors with Joe Tufo at 77 but lost in a playoff, he's 3rd seed.

Chris Denesha would almost chip in on 16. He finished with a 7 over 79, he's the 5th seed. Also at 7 over 79, was 6 time defending champion John Bufalini. He's the 6th seed in the championship flite.

Standings leading into Sunday are as follows:

  1. Adam Brown 8:00
  2. Joe Tufo 77 8:45
  3. Andrew Marks 77 9:30
  4. David Marconi 78 8:30
  5. Chris Denesha 79 8:45

People were also dodging the raindrops at Madison Barracks in Sackets Harbor, where the 1812 Shootout kicked off its 26th year.

The 2 weekend long event saw the boys 5th and 6th, 7th and 8th grade and varsity divisions competing, with 76 teams in all taking the field. The teams from around New York State, Pennsylvania and Canada as well.

The Watertown Rapids games with the Geneva Redwings were postponed due to weather and field conditions.

The 2 teams were supposed to finish their suspended game from last Saturday and then play a 9 inning game, but both those games lost out to the weather.

Tt's the last time Geneva was set to travel to Watertown. There is no word if these games will be made up.

The Rapids are back in action Sunday at the Fairgrounds for a doubleheader with Newark beginning at 3:15.

There is no N.F.A. football action locally this 4th of July week. The Carthage Revolution are enjoying an off week after beating Ithaca in a weather shortened game last week 13-8.

The win improved the Revolution's record to 3-1 on the season. Carthage is back in action next Saturday night when they host the Monroe County Sting at Carthage High School. Kickoff is set for 7 PM.

Next week will mark the start of the 2019 Empire Football League season for the Watertown Red and Black after spending the last 2 years playing in the N.F.A.

The Red and Black will travel to Plattsburgh to face their old rivals, the Northstars, in a 7 PM kickoff.

The Red and Black are on the road the first 4 weeks of the season with their 1st scheduled home game on August 10th as they host Seaway Valley.

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