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United Way golf tourney a success

The United Way Olympic Celebrity Golf Tournament was held June 14 at Craig Wood Golf and Country Club in Lake Placid.

The United Way Olympic Celebrity Golf Tournament was held June 14 at Craig Wood Golf and Country Club in Lake Placid.

— The Engel & Volkers Lake Placid Real Estate team consisting of Phil Thayer, Larry Barry and Jim Batt along with their guest celebrity Bill Tavares, 1992 U.S. Olympic Luge athlete and U.S. Woman’s Bobsled Coach Team, were the Low Gross team winner with a score of 60 at the 2012 United Way Olympic Celebrity Golf Tournament.

The event was held on Thursday, June 14, at the Craig Wood Golf & Country Club in Lake Placid. The CVPH team of Jerry Kamp, Matt Arless, Kevin Manchester and their celebrity Shane Hook a Luge athlete were the second place team with a score of 61. Third place went to the team from Lamb Lumber Co consisting of Joe Lamb, Rhett Colby, Bob Modliszewski and their celebrity Jason Terdiman, Junior World Cup winner in Luge with a score of 63.

The winning team in the Net Division was Nine Platt Hospitality Group consisting of Bob Smith, Justin Besaw, Pat Argy and their celebrity guest, Ricky Morgan, coach for freestyle moguls & Aerials skiing Team with a score of 53. The NYSCOPBA team of John Fariss, Merit Peck, Frank Gilbo and their guest celebrity Bruce Lawson, the General Sales Manager for WPTZ and musician, finished second with a score of 58. Third place went to State Farm/YMCA consisting of Jay Kerley, Kevin Killeen, Paul Connelly and their celebrity Zack Clark, a double Luge athlete Team with a score of 59.

Garrett Farrell, a member of the Eye Care for the Adirondack team, won the longest drive for men, while Judy Shea, a Class A Alpine Ski Racer, was the Women’s longest drive winner.

Mike Carpenter, a member of Northeast Printing Group, won the closest to the pin for men and Anne Cutaiar of Key Bank was the women’s closest to the pin winner.

The winning Gross Division teams’ names will be imprinted on the Jack Shea, Sr. Memorial Trophy which will be on display during the year at the US Olympic Museum in Lake Placid. The winning Net Division teams’ names will be imprinted on the Michael J. Mannix Memorial Trophy which will be on display during the year at the United Way of the Adirondack Region’s office.

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