web.com Q-school run ends for DeForest, Stoltz

Chris DeForest, a 2007 Rondout Valley graduate, shot a 3-over-par 74 and missed the cut for the third and final stage of web.com Tour qualifying school by three shots at Plantation (Fla.) Preserve Golf Club.

DeForest finished tied for 29th (3-under 281) at the second-stage site. He had two birdies (No. 1 and 18) and four bogeys (No. 8, 9, 11, 12) during a five-hole stretch in the fourth and final round.

Middletown’s John Stoltz had a tough final round at Southern Hills Plantation Club in Brooksville, Fla. Stoltz shot a 6-over 78 and finished 71st (6-over 294) in the field of 73 golfers.  He had two birdies, six bogeys and a double bogey.

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Web.com Q-School (second stage) 3rd round results

Chris DeForest remained in contention to earn web.com Tour status at the second stage of qualifying school Thursday.

DeForest, a 2007 Rondout Valley graduate, fired a 2-under-par 69 and is tied for 19th place (6-under 207) at Plantation (Fla.) Preserve Golf Club. He eagled his first hole and had two birdies and two pars.

The top 20 golfers plus ties after Friday’s final round advance to the third and final stage on Dec. 12 at PGA West in LaQuinta, Calif.

Middletown’s John Stoltz will need a strong finish to stay alive in qualifying school.

Stoltz is tied for 55th (even-par 216) after three rounds at Southern Hills Plantation in Brooksville, Fla. He shot a 1-over 73 Thursday. The top 19 and ties in Brooksville advance to the final stage of q-school. Stoltz is seven shots off that pace.

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Web.com Q-School (second stage) 2nd round results: Big day for DeForest

Chris DeForest needed a low round to get into the mix at web.com qualifying school’s second stage.

DeForest, a 2007 Rondout Valley graduate, started his second round at 3-over-par at Plantation (Fla.) Preserve Golf Course & Club Wednesday. Eighteen holes later, DeForest had shot himself back into contention for web.com Tour status.

DeForest’s 7-under 64 tied for the day’s best score. DeForest had seven birdies and no bogeys and moved from a tie for 69th place to a tie for 23rd place. The 20 golfers plus ties after Friday’s fourth round advance to the third and final stage of Q-school and are guaranteed a level of status on the web.com Tour next year. Essentially, DeForest is one shot off the pace of qualifying with two rounds to go.

Middletown’s John Stoltz shot an even-par 72 in his second round at Southern Hills Plantation Club in Brooksville. Stoltz, who is tied for 47th place, started on the back nine and fired a 3-under 33 with five birdies. But, Stoltz was 3-over 39 (doube bogey, two bogeys, birdie) on the front nine. The top 19 and ties in Brooksville advance to the final stage.

 

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Web.com Q-School (second stage) 1st round results

Middletown’s John Stoltz shot a 1-under-par 71 in the first round of web.com qualifying school’s second stage Tuesday at Southern Hills Plantation Club in Brooksville, Fla.

Stoltz is tied for 38th out of 76 golfers in the 72-hole tournament. He had three birdies and two bogeys. The top 19 and ties after the fourth round Friday advance to the third and final stage on Dec. 12 at PGA West in LaQuinta, Calif.  Matt Ryan of Huntersville, N.C. fired an 8-under 64, the top score at the site.

For more on Stoltz’s journey, click here.

Chris DeForest, a 2007 Rondout Valley graduate, struggled in his first round at Plantation (Fla.) Preserve Golf Course and Club.

DeForest, who played in four web.com Tour events this year,  shot a 3-over 74 and is tied for 69th place in the field of 77 golfers. He made one birdie. The top 20 and ties after Friday’s fourth round advance to PGA West on Dec. 12.

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DeForest, Stoltz at web.com Tour Q-school

Chris DeForest, a 2007 Rondout Valley graduate, is tied for 6th place (6-under-par 134) after shooting a even-par 70 Wednesday in the second of four rounds at the first stage of web.com Tour qualifying school at Pensacola (Fla.) Country Club

DeForest held the first-round lead following a 6-under 64, which included an eagle and six birdies,  Tuesday.

John Stoltz, a 2002 Minisink Valley graduate, stands in a tie for 16th place (2-under 138). Stoltz shot a 4-under 66 in the second round.

The top 22 golfers plus ties after Friday’s fourth and final round advance to the second stage of Q-school.

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Rodriguez one win away from MGA title

Cornwall sophomore Ryan Rodriguez defeated Rye’s James McHugh 4 and 2 Friday morning to advance to the Metropolitan Golf Association Boys’ Championship final at Bedford Golf & Tennis Club.

Rodriguez, 15,  made back-to-back birdies on the 11th and 12th hole to extended his lead to three holes. He clinched the match with par on the par-5, 16th hole.

The 2013 Section 9 champion will play Bear Carlson of Katonah in the final at 1 p.m. Friday. Carlson plays most of his golf at Bedford.

Rodriguez is bidding to become the first area player to win the Boys title since Mark Constanza of Tuxedo Club in 2003. Taylor Walsh, a 1998 Ellenville graduate, won the championship in 1995.

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Rodriguez MGA Boys semifinalist

Cornwall sophomore Ryan Rodriguez defeated John Driscoll III of Ridgewood, N.J. 6 and 5 to advance to the semifinals of the Metropolitan Golf Association Boys Championship at Bedford Golf & Tennis Club.

Rodriguez survived in the round of 16,  beating Andrew Peter Bowyer of Summit, N.J.  in 19 holes.

The 2013 Section 9 champion plays James McHugh of Rye at 7:38 a.m. Friday.

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Results: Lane 2nd in state boys’ tourney

Woodstock Golf Club’s Justin Lane shot a 7-over-par 78 to place second at the New York State Golf Association boys’ championship at Skaneateles Country Club.

Lane, who will be a freshman at Onteora in the fall, finished with a two-round score of 15-over 157. Will Thomson of Monroe Golf Club won the tournament with a 5-over 147.

Wiltwyck’s Scott Kleeschulte tied for 15th (90-88-178, +36). Josh Kienz of Osiris was 25th (96-95-191, +49).

Warwick’s Sean Ginley tied for 39th (15-over 158) in the state junior tournament. Ginley shot rounds of 80 and 78. Hurley’s Nick Hoffstatter tied for 43rd (17-over 159, 77-82).

Warwick’s Katie Krahulik was the lone area golfer in the girls’ tournament. Krahulik placed 25th (34-over 176, 90-86).

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Tournament results update

Here’s a list of the results from local and area tournament’s this season:

Tournaments in Orange, Ulster and Sullivan counties
June 6: Metropolitan Golf Association Public Links qualifier, Stony Ford GC, Hamptonburg. Qualified: T3 Cody Cox (Milford, Pa., Delaware Valley senior) 70, -2; T3 Tom McHugh (Highland Mills, 2011 M-W graduate) 70,-2; T3 Jim Kienz (Osiris CC) 70,-2; T6 Mike Smith (Stony Ford GC) 71, -1, Missed cut: T9 Rob McCutcheon (Wallkill graduate, Osiris) 72, E; T11 Nick Marotta (2012 Monroe-Woodbury graduate, Mansion Ridge) 73, +1; T11 Andre Bolukbas (Mansion Ridge) 73, +1; T14 Scott McWatters (Monroe CC) 74, +2; T17 Ben DeForest (Rondout GC) 75, +3; T17 Kevin Kobetitsch (Hickory Hill GC) 75, +3; T17 Colby Lewis (Monroe-Woodbury graduate, Mansion Ridge) 75, +3; T21 Scott Worsdale (Stony Ford GC) 76, +4; T24 Pat Cibirka (Cornwall graduate, Blue Hill Golf Association) 77, +5; T26 Terry Maguire (Cornwall-on-Hudson) 78, +6; T29 James McSherry (Stony Ford GC) 79, +7; T34 Matt Biehle (West Point GC) 80, +8; 40 Joe Schirrman (Stony Ford GC) 81, +9; T41 Johnny Schifano (Monroe CC) 82, +10; 46 Avedias Jolakin (Mansion Ridge) 85, +13.
June 8: Ulster County Amateur (Herdegen) qualifier, New Paltz GC. For results, click here.
June 13: Westchester Golf Association Open qualifying, Powelton Club, Newburgh. Qualified: T5 Nick Yaun (Liberty graduate) 72, +2; T12 Geoff DeMarco (Powelton Club) 74, +4; T19 Henry Bosch (Concord) 75, +5; T19 Colby Lewis (Mansion Ridge) 75, +5. Missed cut: T30 Steve Scott (Highland Mills) 76, +6; T36 Andre Bolukbas (Mansion Ridge) 77, +7; T36 Ryan Rodriguez (Highland Mills, Mansion Ridge) 77, +7; T47 Tom McHugh (Highland Mills, Mansion Ridge) 79, +9; T59 Pat Mainey (Newburgh graduate) 81, +11; T70 Ross Corts (Central Valley, Falkirk) 83, +13; T70 Matt Decker (Otisville, Hudson National) 83, +13.
June 25: Met Junior & Boys qualifier, Rondout GC, Accord. Qualified (Boys): T4 Ryan Rodriguez (Highland Mills) 79, +7; T4 Sean Copeland (New Paltz) 79, +7. Missed cut: 9 Justin Theilig (Hurley) 82, +10.
June 28: Ulster County Men’s Amateur first round, Wiltwyck GC, Kingston. For results, click here.
June 29: Ulster County Men’s Amateur, second round, Lazy Swan, Saugerties. For results, click here.
June 30: Ulster County Men’s Amateur third and final round, Twaakfskill Club, Kingston. For results, click here.
July 18: New York State Junior Amateur qualifying, Osiris GC, Walden. Qualified: T6 Nick Hoffstatter (Hurley) 79, +7; 8 Sean Ginley (Warwick) 80, +8. Missed cut: Alex Harcher (2013 Wallkill graduate) 83, +11; Justin Theilig (Wiltwyck) 87, +15; Sean Copeland (Wiltwyck) 89, +17.
August 21: New York State Mid-Amateur qualifying, West Hills GC, Middletown

Other local tournaments
June 4: New York State Open qualifier, Trump National GC-Hudson, Hopewell Junction. Qualified: T3 John Stoltz (2002 Minisink Valley graduate) 71,-1; T5 Ryan Peffer (Tuxedo Club) 72, E; T11 John Singh (Kutsher’s) 73, +1; T15 Chris Connell (Newburgh) 74, +2; T15 Jeff Marcy (Villa Roma) 74, +2. Missed cut: T20 Tom McHugh (Highland Mills) 75, +3; T24 Dave Fusco (Monroe) 76, +4; CC); T37 Andrew DeForest (Cottekill, Rondout GC) 79, +7; T37 John DeForest (Cottekill, Rondout GC) 79, +7; T51 John Giordano (Grossinger) 81, +9; T51 John Schmoll (Otterkill) 81, +9; T51 Nick Yaun (Liberty) 81, +9; T71 Jared Kubenik (Grossinger) 83, +11; 74 Matt Decker (Minisink Valley graduate) 84, +12.
June 19: U.S. Amateur Public Links qualifier, Hudson Hills CC, Ossining. Missed cut: 3 Chris Ferraro (Hurley, Kingston graduate) 72-75-147, +5; T10 Andre Bolukbas (Mansion Ridge) 78-77-155, +13.
June 24-25: Ike Championship, Wykagyl CC, New Rochelle. Missed first-round cut: Cody Cox (Milford, Pa.) 80; Jeff Schaller (Kingston) 82.
June 24-27: AJGA Killington Junior Golf Championship, Green Mountain National Golf Course, Killington, Vt. Results: T8 Ethan DeForest (Cottekill) 74-76-74-224, +11; T47 Justin Lane (Woodstock) 78-83-80-241, +28. Missed cut: Nick Hoffstatter (Hurley) 90-84, +32.
June 26: New York State Open qualifier, Leewood GC, Eastchester. Qualified: T 5 Taylor Walsh (Grossinger) 69, -1. Missed cut: T31 Joe Spivak (Monroe-Woodbury graduate) 74, +4; T49 Bobby Heins (formerly of Monticello) 76, +6.
June 27: New York State Men’s Amateur qualifier, Minisceongo GC, Pomona. Qualified: T8 Tyler Cline (Tuxedo Club) 79, +7. Missed cut:  James Thompson (Osiris) 81, +9; Kevin Kobetitsch (Hickory Hill) 83, +11; Jay Samuelson (Otterkill) 83, +11; Terry Maguire (Cornwall-on-Hudson) 85, +13.
June 27: Mittelmark Invitational, Fenway Golf Club, Scarsdale. Score: T32 Sean Curtin (Monroe-Woodbury graduate) 72-84-156, +16.
July 2: U.S. Junior Amateur qualifier, Fairview CC, Greenwich, Conn. Missed cut: Ethan DeForest (Cottekill) 79-WD.
July 8-9:Westchester Golf Association Open, Manhattan Woods, West Nyack. Missed cut: Bobby Heins (Monticello native) 74, +2; Nick Yaun (Liberty graduate) 77, +5; John Stoltz (’02 Minisink Valley graduate) 78, +6; Dave Fusco (Monroe) 80, +8; Henry Bosch (Concord assistant pro, Eldred graduate) 81, +9; Chris Connell (Newburgh) 81, +9; Colby Lewis (Monroe) 82, +10; Mike Reardon (Tuxedo Club) 83, +11; Bob Minicozzi (Powelton Club) 88, +16; Geoff DeMarco (Powelton Club) 103, +31.
July 16-18: Met Junior championship, Fairview CC, Greenwich, Conn. Results: Round of 16 – Clancy Waugh, Quogue d. Ryan Rodriguez, Highland Mills 6 and 4; Willis Huynh, Syosset d. Ethan DeForest Cottekill 2 and 1; Round of 32 – Rodriguez, Highland Mills d. Christian Cavaliere, Katonah 1 up; DeForest, Cottekill d. Zach Egermayer Glen Rock 3 and 2. Round of 64 -Rodriguez, Highland Mills d. Ross Hoffman, Great Neck 19 holes; DeForest, Cottekill d. Chris Lambrou, Baldwin 4 and 3; Paolo Matti, Union d. Sean Ginley, Warwick 8 and 6; Ryan Rose, Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J. d. Drew Billard, Narrowsburg 3 and 1; Cameron Young, Scarborough d.Sean Copeland, New Paltz 7 and 5.
July 18: U.S. Amateur qualifier, Links at Union Vale, Hopewell Junction. Missed cut: T16 Jeff Schaller (Kingston) 5-over 149 (74-75); T29 Cody Cox (2013 Delaware Valley, Pa. graduate) 8-over 152, 75-77; T46 Colby Lewis (Mansion Ridge, Monroe) 17-over 161, 77-84; Matt Wozniak (West Point) 22-over 166, 80-86.
July 23-25: New York State Open, Bethpage Black, Farmingdale. Results: T7 Chris DeForest (’07 Rondout Valley graduate) 3-over 216, 69-74-73; T26  John Stoltz (’02 Minisink Valley graduate) 7-over 220, 68-74-78; T55 John Singh (Kutsher’s) 15-over 228, 73-74-81. Missed cut: Jeff Marcy (Villa Roma) 8-over 150, 75-75; ; Chris Connell (Valley Central graduate, Newburgh) 10-over 152, 79-73; Ryan Peffer (Tuxedo Club) 25-over 167, 82-85.
July 24: Met Open qualifier, Noyac Golf Club, Sag Harbor. Qualified: T5 Cody Cox (2013 Delaware Valley, Pa. graduate) 73, +1. Missed cut: T13 Tom McHugh (Mansion Ridge, Highland Mills) 75, +3; T24 Liam Quinn (Tuxedo Club) 78, +6.
July 29: U.S. Amateur qualifier, Rockrimmon CC, Stamford, Conn. Missed cut: T13 Doug Kleeschulte (Wiltwyck, Kingston) 4-over 148, 76-72.
July 30: Met Open qualifier, Knickbocker CC, Tenafly, N.J. Missed cut: T37 John DeForest (Rondout GC) 76, +4; T46 Andre Bolukbas (Mansion Ridge) 77, +5; T46 John Singh (Kutsher’s) 77, +5; T68 Ken Cohen (Villa Roma) 80, +8;  T112 Chris Muldoon (Tuxedo Club) 85, +13; T124 Kyle Hardy (West Hills) 88, +16.
July 30: Met Open qualifier, Westchester Hills GC, White Plains. Qualified: T9 Chris Ferraro (Lazy Swan, Kingston) 69, -1. Missed cut: T28 Taylor Walsh (Grossinger) 72, +2; T28 Nick Yaun (Liberty graduate) 72, +2; T80 Colby Lewis (Mansion Ridge, Monroe) 77, +7; T97 Henry Bosch (Concord) 80, +10; T106 Ross Corts (Falkirk) 82, +12.
August 5: Met Open qualifier, Round Hill Club, Greenwich, Conn. In the field: Doug Kleeschulte (Wiltwyck); John Schmoll (Otterkill).
August 20-22: Met Open, Old Westbury G&CC

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Wagner makes move in Reno

Johnson Wagner, a 1998 James I. O’Neill graduate, eagled the 18th hole at the PGA Tour Reno-Tahoe Open and earned his second top-10 finish of the season.

Wagner tallied 29 points to place 10th in the tournament, which uses modified stableford scoring. He scored 12 points in his final round, which included six birdies, Sunday.

Wagner began play tied for 33rd place. He won $81,000 and moved to 97th on the tour’s money list.

 

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