Tupper Lake Supply take first at Golf for Mercy

TUPPER LAKE It was a perfect day for golf Thursday, Aug. 14, as Adirondack Medical Center held its second annual Golf for Mercy Tournament at the Tupper Lake County Club. Tupper Lake Supply took top honors in the mixed field, posting a low gross 59 on the day. The team consisted of Mary Sparks, Jim Dattola, Clarence Bell and Michael Kmack. In the mens competition, Randy Bedore, Len Gatrell, Zach Meade and Mike Sovey representing Team Bedore took first with a 61. The womens field was topped by Marilyn Smith, Mary Shaheen, Annabelle Profit and Cindy Platt, netting a 76. Dr. Richard Moccias team posted the most honest low gross score of 86 with team members Sen. Betty Little, Chandler Ralph, Patricia Gero and Cheryl Breen Randall, each taking home free golf lessons for their efforts. Linda Pickering and Mary Shaheen won the longest drive and closest-to-the-pin competitions respectively, while AMCs Rhett Colby took the longest drive honors for the men and Zach Meade won the closest-to-the-pin challenge. Tom Proulx hit the jackpot, winning the raffle for a Calloway X460 driver. Bedore team took three skins totalling $260 and Tupper Lake Supply grabbed one valued at $130. Gatrell won $205 in the 50/50 raffle. Ray Martin sunk a 20-foot putt on the 18th green to earn finalist rights in the putting contest, during which he missed a 50-footer by just inches. Event sponsors included: Belleville & Associates, Hayes & Wright PLLC, HOSSS in memory of Dr. Hosley, Hyde Fuel Company, LeRoys Auto Sales, Morris Switzer Environments for Health, NBT Bank, and Shaheens SuperMarket. Other sponsors included Tupper Lake Supply, Stuart-Fortune-Keough Funeral Home, Community Bank and the Town of Tupper Lake Democrats. Twenty-five teams of four took to the links and teed up to help raise more than $13,000 for Adirondack Medical Center programs and services.

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