It felt like fall at Silver Creek Golf Club over the weekend, as members participated in their annual Club Championship.
The course was set to championship difficulty, as Superintendent Paul Clark and staff created stellar conditions for the 36-hole tournament.
Josh Durso captured his second title in the championship division – carding a pair of 74s. However, that win didn’t come without challenge. Mike Burdsall, who has nine titles, came into the second round with a two stroke lead, which Durso first erased on the 6th hole.
However, continued fight out of the nine-time champ led to another two-stroke lead being opened up by the 10th hole. A strong back-nine, led by a solid putting performance by Durso – carried him through the remainder of the round.
Coming to the 18th hole he held a one stroke advantage. Par was enough on that hole to secure the win. It marked the second major accomplishment on the golf calendar for Durso, who broke the course record earlier this year – shooting a 64 in May.
Danielle Roetting captured her eighth title – shooting a 179 over the two days. Trish Brewer, another multi-title winner carded a 182 to finish runner-up. Both Brewer and Roetting have been mainstays in the annual club championship weekend at Silver Creek.
Jack Stenberg, former Seneca County Sheriff, captured his first Senior Club Championship title – firing a two-day 145 for the win. Eric Brace finished runner-up in the senior division – missing a playoff by 8.
L.J. Siblosky captured his first Junior Club Championship, as Tyler Adle finished runner-up – both carding impressive scores for such young players. The duo are part of a rising crop of talent at Waterloo High School, where the golf team is beginning to grow from improved youth participation.
Winners for 2018:
Men’s Club Champion: Josh Durso
Ladies Club Champion: Danielle Roetting
Senior Club Champion: Jack Stenberg
Junior Club Champion: LJ Siblosky
Open ‘A’ Champion: Cliff ‘Champ’ Stein
Open ‘B’ Champion: Joe Stevens
Senior ‘B’ Champion: Bob Ski