WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - Match play kicked off Sunday at the 2019 Watertown Men's City Golf Championship with a couple of huge upsets taking place on the opening day.
Defending champion, Adam Brown was first off in a match of coach versus player as he squared off against South Jeff golfer Ryan Blevins. Blevins would sink his putt for par on the 1st hole. But Brown would drain his birdie putt to go 1 up. He would go on to beat Blevins 5 and 4.
Second seed Joe Tufo would find himself in a battle in the opening round, meeting up and Comer Paul Grant. Tufo with a chance for birdie on the 1st hole but his putt misses. Grant sinks his par putt to halve the hole. Grant goes on to upset Tufo 2 and 1.
Third seed Andrew Marks meeting Jordan Riordan. Riordan misses his birdie put and settles for par. Marks sinks his par putt to halve the hole and beats Riordan 3 and 2.
Fourth seed Dave Marconi would also be involved in a tight match, facing off against 29th seed Nick Felice. Marconi would leave his putt on 1 short but goes on to beat Felice 2 and 1.
Fifth seed Chris Denesha facing Kyle Pignone. Denesha leaves his birdie putt on 1 short. He settles for par and goes on to beat Pignone 7 and 6.
Seventh seed Bob Hughes faces George Labarr. Labarr leaves his birdie putt short. He pars the hole. Hughes drains his par putt but falls to Labarr in a shocker 5 and 4.
The Watertown Rapids back in action after rainouts Friday and Saturday hosting Newark in a doubleheader. Game 1, a pitchers duel. Newark starter Mike Sculli would get James Krick looking. Sculli would allow only 2 hits in 5 innings of work.
Krick would remember that his next at bat in the bottom of the 3rd with the bases loaded Krick says laters. A grand slam over the wall in right field. Rapids on top 4-0, and that's how they would finish out the game.
Rapids starter Michael Rounds was stellar, he would go 7, allowing no runs on 2 hits, striking out 2 and walking 1.
Madison Barracks in Sackets Harbor was busy once again on Sunday as the first weekend of action wrapped up in the 26th annual 1812 Shootout.
Weather conditions were much more favorable as boys 1st and 2nd grade, 3rd and 4th grade and junior varsity lacrosse teams took to the field for competition.
The shootout wraps up next Saturday with an all girls day as girls 3rd and 4th grades, 5th and 6th grades, 7th and 8th grades, jv and varsity all take to the field for one day only.