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YOUNGEST COMPETITOR: Sean Semenetz of Jeffersonville, teeing off at last Thursday’s Time Warner Junior Tournament, is expected to compete in the Sullivan County Democrat’s Tournament next month.

Amateur Golf Tourney
Still a Big Draw

By Fred Stabbert III
CALLICOON — July 14, 2000 – The 19th annual Sullivan County Democrat Golf Tournament is filling up quickly, with less than 25 open slots left in the 56-team field.
The two-man, better ball tourney will be held on the weekend of August 11, 12 and 13 at the Villa Roma Country Club in Callicoon (an entry blank appears on page 12A of this issue).
“We’re delighted with the response this year and the field is strong — very strong,” Fred Stabbert, Democrat publisher and tournament sponsor, said. “We are also very happy to see many younger golfers in the field, which should make it very interesting.”
Jared Kubenik, the only Western Sullivan League (WSL) golfer to ever win a Section IX scholastic golf title, iw now enrolled as a junior at Penn State. The 1999 Jeff-Youngsville CS grad will partner with his uncle, Eric Kubenik, to make a formidable team.
2000 Jeff-Y alumnus Gregg Semenetz will team with father Gregg Sr. in what will be a very competitive combo. Last year the Semenetz-Semenetz duo earned the championship flight finals before losing to six-time winner Ken Cohen and partner Barry Winter.
The Cohen-Winter duo has won three Democrat’s together and will certainly have their sights set on making it four this year.
There will be another Semenetz golfer in this year’s field in the person of 14-year-old Sean, a first team WSL all-star this past golf season. He could be the youngest golfer every to swing in the Democrat tourney. At press time, Sean did not yet have a partner.
Deep Field
Chris DuBois and Bill Elliott, finalists in 1998, will be back as will Rich Schmidt and Tom Drobysh, championship calibre golfers.
Jack Jordan and David Solomon, winners in 1988, will also be returning the 1998 champions — Pat Murtagh and Paul Stock Jr. — are also expected to throw their hat in the ring.

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