By Nathan Mayberg
KIAMESHA LAKE July 16, 2004 Thousands of needed dollars were raised on Tuesday for the American Cancer Society at the organizations annual 18-hole golf tournament at the Concord Monster Golf Course.
ACS Representative Susan Beattie said that approximately $30,000 was raised at the golf tournament. Nearly 100 players, competing in groups of four, participated in the event.
The winners from each division qualified for the Eastern Division Championship of the American Cancer Society. The tournament will take place next month at Grossingers and the Concord, and will involve the qualifiers from New York and New Jersey. The winners from that tournament will advance to the ACS national tournament.
The mens first division was won after a shootout. The winning team consisted of Craig Fleischman, Jared Kaufman, Chris Schmidt and Dan Smalls.
In the mens second division, the victorious foursome was John Brown, Roger Wells, Christiaan Irlbacher and Tracy Doss.
The mens third division also needed a shootout to determine the winning team. The members of that victorious team were Matt Santoro, Guy LaRocca, Matt Mulhere and Mike Santoro.
The ladies division was won by the team of Susan Altbach, Patti Lawrence, Marion Persante and Dianne Zimmerman.
Jay Shapiro won the closest to the pin challenge. His winning shot put the golf ball within 26 inches of the 14th hole a nearly 159-yard shot.
Irlbacher called his teams win and play, great and deemed the course very challenging.
We had a lot of fun, he added. Were happy to be in an event like this for the American Cancer Society.