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August 23, 2013

14th annual Steve O'Grady Open a rousing success

The foursome of Pat Chasse, Tom Doyle, J.J. Mason and Jeff LaJoie finished with a team score of 12 under par to win the 14th annual Steve O’Grady Open at Olde Salem Greens.

All proceeds from the tournament, played in memory of the beloved Salem Little League baseball coach and Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem, support continuing education scholarships for Salem Little League and Boys & Girls Club alumni.

The second place team of Kevin Cross, Charlie Doyle, Jim Cross and Paul Herbert finished at 8 under par, while Jim Corbett, Jay Corbett, Jon Corbett and Tom Houde finished third at 6 under.

Mark Conrad Prosniewski took home Closest to the Pin honors on the 8th hole with a drive within nine feet of the cup. The Longest Drive winners on hole 3 were Graham Tilburey (male) and Kathleen Zolla (female).

At the post-tournament luncheon, 16 scholarships totalling $12,800 were awarded to this year’s Stephen M. O’Grady Scholarship recipients. Over 14 years, the O’Grady Foundation has donated over $169,700 to Salem youth, including 146 scholarships (totalling $115,200) and $31,700 to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem.

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Chris Dick Jr., a member at Turner Hill in Ipswich, led a list of four locals who qualified for the 2013 Massachusetts Golf Association’s Mid-Amateur Championship during yesterday’s qualifying round at Ipswich Country Club.

Dick finished second overall yesterday by shooting a 3 over par 75. He was steady throughout the round with one birdie (on the par-3 11th hole), 14 pars, two bogeys and one double. He finished one shot behind yesterday’s top finisher, Dana Flanders of Billerica Country Club.

Wayne Pettee of Tedesco Country Club finished in a tie for fourth place at plus-5 and also qualified for the championship. He birdied the 351-yard par-4 14th hole while making 12 pars.

Ferncroft’s Mike Holbrook and Cy Kilgore of Tedesco both made the qualifying cut with 78s.

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