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Phil Thayer, Larry Barry and Tim Batt along with their guest celebrity Rick Strack (Hockey) were the Low Gross team winner with a score of 59 at the 2013 United Way Olympic Celebrity Golf Tournament.

Phil Thayer, Larry Barry and Tim Batt along with their guest celebrity Rick Strack (Hockey) were the Low Gross team winner with a score of 59 at the 2013 United Way Olympic Celebrity Golf Tournament.

— The Engel & Volkers Lake Placid Real Estate team consisting of Phil Thayer, Larry Barry and Tim Batt along with their guest celebrity Rick Strack (Hockey) were the Low Gross team winner with a score of 59 at the 2013 United Way Olympic Celebrity Golf Tournament.

The event was held on Thursday, June 13, at the Craig Wood Golf & Country Club in Lake Placid. The Key Bank team of Mel Cutaiar, Jim Barr, Bob Zuckerman and their celebrity Tuffy Latour, Bobsled coach 02, were the 2nd place team with a score of 62. Third place went to the team from Carpenters & Joiners Local #291 consisting of Michael Bruno, Todd Duquette, Shawn Pugh and their celebrity Anthony Espinoza, luge athlete with a score of 64.

The winning team in the Net Division was NYSCOPBA consisting of Berry Borden, Frank Gilbo, David Allen and their celebrity guest, Matt Hobbs of WPTZ with a score of 58. The Journeymen & Plummers Local #773 team of Scott Martel, Tom Nichols, John Pooler and their guest celebrity Richie Morgan, freestyle skiing coach, finished second with a score of 59. Third place went to State Farm/YMCA consisting of Jay Kerley, Kevin Killeen, Rick Martindale and their celebrity Jim Shea Sr, Nordic combined athlete Team with a score of 59.

Casey Colby, Ski jumper athlete won the longest drive for men, while Hannah Kearny, Olympic moguls athlete was the Women’s longest drive winner. Jim Rogers, sports announcer won the closest to the pin for men and Hannah Kearny, Olympic moguls athlete 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.

Ken Cring from the Plattsburgh Distributing team got a hole in one on hole 17. He won a Travis Mathew head to toe signature outfit and a $500 online shopping spree.

John Bernardi, Executive Director of the United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc., said he would like to THANK all the teams, sponsors and volunteers for help making this a successful tournament.

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