By Frank Rizzo
ROSCOE June 12, 2001 A pair of girls golf invitationals during the past two weeks drew only modest numbers, but that is less a sign of little interest than of bad scheduling.
The second annual Roscoe Girls Invitational was held at Twin Village GC on May 30, followed last Wednesday by the generically named Girls Invitational at Tennanah Lake Golf and Tennis Club.
The turnout wasnt as big as we had last year, said Roscoe golf coach Jim Bowers Sr., organizer of the Roscoe invite, noting the drop from 30 to 16 participants. But its something that is going to continue. Its a thing of the future.
Jeff-Youngsville golf coach Rick Ellison put together last Wednesdays invite at Tennanah.
It was a little late in the year, Ellison admitted. [But] the girls we had did very well
they wanted to be there.
Bowers noted that invites are fairly easy to put together, and Ellison added that Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association (OCIAA) Chairman Jim Osborne has asked the two of them to look into possibly holding invites on a regular basis for the girls next season.
Its building, it will happen, Ellison said. Personally, I would like to see a Section IX tournament just for girls.
Girls teams and leagues are the thing of the future, Ellison said. He spoke to a representative of a northern New York State section which is looking to expand from seven to 12 girls teams.
Freshman Amanda Krom of Tri-Valley won the Roscoe Invitational with an eight-over-par 40, two strokes better than Margaret Norden of Delaware Valley.
Norden had been just one of two girls to compete in the OCIAA championship two weeks before.
I played it once for practice, Krom said of Twin Village. Its kind of different its shorter, and the fairways have higher grass and the greens are slow. But I like it.
Kroms competitive instincts came to the fore when she saw that she was grouped with Norden, Diana Failla of Roscoe and Aileen Semenetz of Jeff-Youngsville.
I wanted to beat them, but I tried not to let that dominate my thoughts, Krom said.
Roscoe Invite Results
1. Amanda Krom (Tri-Valley) 40; 2. Margaret Norden (Delaware Valley) 42; 3. Shannon Bowers (Roscoe) 47; 4. Diana Failla (Roscoe) 48; 5. Aileen Semenetz (Jeff-Youngsville) 54; 6. Kate Orr (Jeff-Youngsville) 57; 7. tie, Amy Krupp (Livingston Manor) and Morgan Hardy (Liberty) 58; 9. Erin Smith (Liberty) 59; 10. Danielle Snedecker (Jeff-Youngsville) 64; 11. Sarah Kate Wagner (Jeff-Youngsville) 65; 12. Maureen Casey (Livingston Manor) 69; 13. tie, Ashley Baum (Jeff-Youngsville) and Sarah Nebzydowski (Jeff-Youngsville) 71; 15. Erin Langham (Jeff-Youngsville) 73; 16. Melissa Bellock (Jeff-Youngsville) 74.
Tennanah Lake Front 9 Par 36
1. Diane Onofry (Port Jervis) 41; 2. Diana Failla (Roscoe) 47; 3. Margaret Norden (Delaware Valley) 48; 4. tie, Aileen Semenetz (Jeff-Youngsville) and Kristen Wetzel (Pine Bush) 52; 6. Amanda Krom (Tri-Valley) 54; 7. tie, Erin Smith (Liberty) and Shannon Bowers (Roscoe) 59; 9. Amy Krupp (Livingston Manor) 64; 10. Valerie Papi (Washingtonville) 66; 11. tie, Kate Orr (Jeff-Youngsville) and Morgan Hardy (Liberty) 68; 13. Tara Bernieri (Washingtonville) 70; 14. Maureen Casey (Livingston Manor) 73.