Metedeconk Team Captures Best Ball Of 4 Championship
ALLAMUCHY, N.J. With a net score of 60, the Metedeconk National team of Andrew Piskun, William Bello, Brian Oswald and William Kennedy won the NJSGA Best Ball of Four Championship today at the par-71 Panther Valley Golf and Country Club. Three of the four Metedeconk teammates returned to defend their title from last year (Piskun, Bello and Oswald) with the help of a new teammate. Their eleven-under par 60 won on a match of cards against three other teams; the low back nine score of 28 for the Metedeconk team was used to determine the winner.
The Charleston Springs team of Kevin McSorley, John Lovett, Anthony Fioto and Bryan Jeziurski finished second; the Forsgate team of Joe Fierro, Randy D’Amico, Pat Fierro and Wayne Lorentzen finished third; and the Cottage team of Bill Hammer, Bob Pizzute, Bill Ebbinghousen and Lee Fowler finished fourth.
The home course favorites – the Panther Valley team of Ray Ash, Frank Ciaramella, Rich Graziani and Bob Johnson – finished in fifth place with a 61.
Panther Valley, site of the 1994 and 2003 NJSGA Amateur Championship, played a long 6,624 yards today after a weekend of soaking rains. Always well conditioned, the Panther Valley course is a product of Robert Trent Jones, Sr. from the late 1960s. In its 42nd year, the Best Ball of Four Championship brings together four-man teams from the same NJSGA member clubs for a net, best ball of four tournament format.