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Local golfer shoots 26 at Cayuga Links

Bob LaPradeRobert LaPrade, a prominent local golf amateur and a 2008 qualifier for the Seneca Falls Club Championship fired a 26 with 5 birdies during a practice round at Cayuga Links. His playing partners and good friends, Wayne Stoutner and Pete Manzo witnessed the incredible event. Manzo and Stounter were no competition for LaPrade during the legendary round. LaPrade putted very well, he stated “the hole looked like the size of a water melon”.Cayuga Links is a par 31 nine hole golf course nestled in the northeast side of Cayuga Lake, it was originally built by Eisenhower College in Seneca Falls in early 1970. Local golf historians claim that President Eisenhower’s good friend Alister Mackenzie, golf architect of Augusta National Golf Club originally designed the nine hole course on a napkin during a golf outing and dinner engagement with President Eisenhower. The Augusta National connection placed LaPrade with peers such as Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus as record holders on a Mackenzie design.With LaPrade’s accomplishment he is setting his goals high. “There have been a lot of great players in the Seneca Falls area, Nick Serafino, Mike Stackus and Ron Talomie, I don’t think they ever shot 26!” LaPrade thinks he can take it to the next level.

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