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Local noteboook: Pratt a 3-time winner at Goosey Open

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By Staff Reports
Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, 8:56 p.m.

Tom Pratt became the first three-time winner of the Goosey Open on Sept. 1. Pratt captained a squad that included Nate Porembka, Rich Porembka and Mike Porembka at the sixth annual golf tournament at Glengarry Golf Course in Unity Township.

The foursome carded a 12-under-par 59. Nate Porembka and Mike Porembka were with Pratt on last year's winning team.

The proceeds from the tournament went to Adelphi Village and the Steve Breaston Foundation.

Latrobe captures Ryder Cup title

Team Latrobe got wins from Bob Roth, Charlie Breitsman, Kurt Kuyat, Bryan DiLucente, James McTiernan, Jim Ray and B.J. Statler during singles matches to pull away for a 13 12 to 10 12 victory against Team USA in the Latrobe Country Club Ryder Cup matches on Sept. 8.

Team Latrobe, which outscored Team USA, 7-5, held a slim 6 12-5 12 lead after Saturday's competition, which included better ball and alternate shot match play action.

The following are the results of the event.

Better ball: Will Wears/James McTiernan (L) d. Dr. Jim Bryan/Dan Harbaugh, 2&1; Dr. Kevin Metsger/Dr. Pete Hutchinson (USA) halve Bryan DiLucente/Alex Fiato; Kurt Kuyat/Jeff Burzawa (L) d. L.J. Siemering/Mike Johnson, 2&1; Nick Morea/Doug Mickinak (USA) d. Jim Ray/Charlie Breitsman, 2&1; Bill Gardner/Doc Giffin (USA) halve John Siemering/Ernie Thrasher; Bob Roth/B.J. Statler (L) d. T.J. Butala/Tom Sarp, 2&1.

Alternate shots: Will Wears/James McTiernan (L) halve Dr. Jim Bryan/Dan Harbaugh; Dr. Kevin Metsger/Dr. Pete Hutchinson (USA) d. Bryan DiLucente/Alex Fiato, 3&2; L.J. Siemering/Mike Johnson (USA) d. Kurt Kuyat/Jeff Burzawa, 2&1; Nick Morea/Doug Mickinak (USA) d. Jim Ray/Charlie Breitsman, 3&1; John Siemering/Ernie Thrasher (L) d. Bill Gardner/Doc Giffin, 3&2; Bob Roth/B.J. Statler (L) d. T.J. Butala/Tom Sarp, 2&1.

Singles matches: Bryan DiLucente (L) d. Doug Mickinak, 1 up; Dr. Pete Hutchinson (USA) d. Alex Fiato, 6&5; James McTiernan (L) d. Dan Harbaugh, 3&2; Jim Ray (L) d. Tom Sarp, 3&2; B.J. Statler (L) d. Doc Giffin, 6&5; Dr. Kevin Metsger (USA) d. John Siemering, 4&3; Kurt Kuyat (L) d. T.J. Butala, 5&3; Mike Johnson (USA) d. Ernie Thrasher, 3&2; Charlie Breitsman (L) d. Nick Morea, 2&1; Bob Roth (L) d. L.J. Siemering, 1 up; Bill Gardner (USA) d. Jeff Burzawa, 4&3; Dr. Jim Bryan (USA) d. Will Wears, 1 up.

Final score: Latrobe 13 12, USA 10 12.

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