Morgante, Gren Shoot 13-Under In Final Round To Win Tourney By One

Anything can happen on the final day in any golf event, and that was certainly the mindset that teammates Jon Gren Jr. and Peter Morgante took into the third and final afternoon of the 48th annual Italian-American Charity Golf Tournament on the Double Black Diamond course at Holiday Valley Resort on Saturday.

The pair, which claimed its first victory at the I-A in 2015, entered the final round of the weekend in a six-shot hole, but was able to climb out of that deficit with a final-round 57 for a 190 total to take home the title. After firing a 62 on Day 1 to put themselves in good position on the leaderboard, Morgante and Gren stumbled in their middle round, shooting a 1-over-par 71 for a two-day total of 133.

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Two longtime Italian-American Charity Golf Tournament partners find themselves with a slim lead after the second round of the 48th annual event at Holiday Valley Resort.

Henry Mole and Tom Ames fired a net best-ball 7-under 63 Friday that, when coupled with their opening-round 64, puts them at 127, atop the First Flight and two shots ahead of the field.

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For the second straight year, Jasyn Consiglio and Josh Dankovich are setting the pace after the first round of the Italian-American Charity Golf Tournament.

The tandem fired a net best-ball 10-under 60, two shots in front of the teams of Peter Morgante and Jon Gren Jr., and Nick Trussalo and Kyle Hocking. Other top rounds in the First Flight were 63s by Chris Pappalardo and Dan Brunenavs, and Tony Triscari and Dan Okrulic; 64s by Mike Condella and Dave Anderson, Adam Mason and Pat MacIntyre, Henry Mole and Tom Ames, George Panebianco and John O’Mara, and Pete Pillittieri and Andy Sandstrom; and a 65 by Bucky Lombardo and Jeff Johnson.

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The newly acquired back room at the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame on West Third Street in Jamestown serves as the organization’s board room. The large space has recently been painted, new carpeting has been installed and some furniture has been moved in, but the walls have nothing hanging on them as of yet.

As Jack Munella Sr. and Mike Giunta took a seat at a table in the middle of the expanse earlier this week, I couldn’t help but think that they would be able to provide plenty of golf memorabilia to cover those walls if the opportunity presented itself.

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Members of the Italian American Charity Golf Tournament join Russ and Andrew in the WJTN Studio to speak about the history of this community event and the importance on its commitment to local cancer research.

By The Post-Journal

The Italian American Charity Golf Association recently presented UPMC Chautauqua WCA with a $50,000 check, proceeds from their 2017 golf tournament and other fundraising activities.

It was the last installment of the Italian American’s three-year $150,000 pledge to enhance local cancer care at UPMC Chautauqua WCA through the purchase of the Carestream DRX-Ascend System.

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