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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.
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.