SOUTHWICK, Mass. – Westfield State University athletics and 124 golfers enjoyed post-card perfect weather on Monday as the 13th Annual Owl Club Golf Tournament raised $25,000 to help support the Owls' varsity athletic programs at the Ranch Golf Club.
The team of corporate partner Integrated Sports Specialties and Mark Litsky, Carlos Frittano, John Harkings, Anthony Perritano won the tournament title with a score of 58, winning a match of cards with the alumni team of Bob Verdolino, Ralph Barry, Matt Barry and Joe Seckler. The alumni group of former Trustee Bill Chase, Jack Doherty, Tom Brincklow and Jason Cowan topped finished third with a 59, winning a match of cards with the group of Tim Sicard, Dan Lunden, John Lynch and Bob McGee.
The tournament's guest of honor was longtime women's soccer coach Todd Ditmar. Ditmar has led the Owls to back-to-back conference tournament titles and NCAA tournament appearances. Overall he's guided the women's soccer program to six NCAA tourney appearances since 2008.
Ditmar thanked the gathered golfers for their support of the current Owls' athletes, noting that alumni fundraising has helped the women's soccer team to go on several training and competition trips, including Europe and California during his tenure, and the team will travel to the Virginia Beach area to compete with nationally ranked Christopher Newport University and Virginia Wesleyan University to open the 2019 season.
Westfield Bank served as the lead sponsor of the event. Other key sponsors included Whalley Computer Associates, Barnes and Noble College Bookstores, College Hype Embroidery and Screenprint, Real Dry Waterproofing and Pepsi.
"We had a great day out on the golf course, and it's always great to see so many alumni, parents, and friends of Westfield State athletics come out and play while supporting our teams," said Athletic Director Dick Lenfest. "We have a great nucleus of alumni that have played each and every year, and we always welcome new faces and young alumni who are interested in getting involved."
Steve Lefebvre and Michelle Lee-Scecina won the long drive contest. Closest to the pin prizes were claimed by Dan Lunden, Carlos Frittano, Ralph Barry, Bob McGee and Joe Seckler.
The 2020 Owl Club Golf Tournament is already scheduled for Monday, August 3 at the Ranch. Contact associate athletic director Dave Caspole for details on playing or sponsorship at 413-572-5433.
Full Scoring – 2019 Owl Club Golf Tournament – The Ranch GC – Southwick, Mass.
Mark Litsky, Carlos Frittano, John Harkings, Anthony Perritano 58
Bob Verdolino, Ralph Barry, Matt Barry, Joe Seckler 58
Tim Sicard, Dan Lunden, Bob McGee, John Lynch 59
Bill Chase, Jack Doherty, Tom Brincklow, Jason Cowan 59
Tom Convery, Kevin Moore Mary Langan, Dave Bevan 61
Cheryl Lee-Scecina, Michelle Lee-Scecina, Marie Gaudreau, Steve Lefebvre 61
Tom Flaherty, Chris Lapointe, Mike Holl, Jay Queenin 61
Kevin Queenin, Rob Atkocaitis, Tom Stewart, Dick Lenfest 62
Jim Blascak, Maddy Atkocaitis, Tia Pariseau, Lana O'Connor 62
Dave Laing, Brian Laing, Dave Hadley, Matt Dayno 62
Bob Pepka, Paul Hughes, John Womboldt, Eric Hansen 62
Russ Hammond, Frank Friguglietti, Dom Blasioli, Floyd Field 63
Mike Perry, Steve Perry Don Byron, Bob O'Connor 65
Jeff Pechulis, Eric Overdahl, Sean Gearin, Brendan Donohoe 65
Nate Bashaw, Evan Moorhouse, Don Moorhouse, Nate Barnes 66
Bill Devine, Mark Devine, Rob Levine, Mike Parent 66
Greg Little, Kevin Harrington, Tom Tierney, Wayne Dimetres 67
Colin Dunn, Sean Moorhouse, Craig Lacey, Matt Daley 67
Steve Richter, Tammy Richter, Brent Bean, Jason Bean 67
Terry Ditmar, Tyler Ditmar, Kyle Murphy, Deb Murphy 67
John Ameral, Clark Moore, Ameral Soccer 67
Sean O'Brien, Ryan O'Connell, Jeff Smith, Dan Letteriello 68
Bill Weber, Bob Kallstrom, John Pananos, Mark Pananos 69
Tom Foley, Tom Daviau, John Gibbons, Bob Gleason 69
Junior Delgado, Dino Innarelli, Dino Innarelli, Jr., Jen Dobiecki 70
Andre Bertini, Katie Sylvain, Jay Webber, Sam Chrisman 72
Frank Tilli, Franco Tilli, Dino Tilli, Joseph Tilli 72
Jack Mosko, Bob Mayo, Frank Vallarelli, Bob Benn 72
Nancy Bals, Brad Moreau, BJ Moreau, Holly Noun 74
Mike Roberts, Bill Oleksak, Leanne Bishop, Randy McLeod 76