Jeff Kline captures first Silver Creek Club Championship

It was an exciting weekend at Silver Creek Golf Course in Waterloo, New York as more than 70 golfers took part in the club championship. This year marked the first time that the format of the event was modified, to allow for simultaneous qualification in flights as play took place. Norm Sharman and family hosted the event, and with help from many others — the two day event was seen as an overwhelming success. Superintendent Paul Clark and the entire grounds crew put together a golf course that was truly worthy of the praise it received from the players and all who have visited the course in recent months. Silver Creek Golf Course crowned six winners in six flights overall.The Junior Flight saw Waterloo High School student Ben Deming capture his second club championship at Silver Creek Golf Course.The Ladies Flight saw Danielle Roetting capture another club championship, which was her 5th consecutive title. The Senior Flight saw an ultra competitive two day event unfold, as Jack Stenberg came out the overall winner from the division.The Open B Flight saw a very competitive fight to crown a winner as well. Bob Smith Jr. won the flight overall, by carding a 171 over the weekend. John Teufel finished runner-up in the division, finishing with 173, and coming up just two strokes shy of victory.The Open A Flight saw some unexpected names, but at the end of the event one winner was crowned. Tom Betrus of Seneca Falls managed to recover from his day one woes, and shot a 76 on the second day of play — giving him a three stroke victory in the flight. Finishing second in the Open A Flight was Cliff Stein Jr. who shot 163 over the two days.The Championship Flight was ultra competitive with new and familiar faces fighting for the title “Club Champion.” This weekend, it was Jeff Kline of Waterloo, who captured his first Club Championship, carding a 1-under 70, and a 4-over 75 between the two days — giving him a two day total of 145. Finishing runner-up was Josh Durso, who carded a 1-under 70 on day one of the event and finishing with a two day total of 148. Kline managed to fend off 9-time club champion Mike Burdsall, as well as former club champion Jake Stephan. There were many other people who made this event possible, and without the loyal members this event would not have been possible at all.

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