The Italian American (IA) Charity Golf Association is pleased to have completed the 1st installment of their three-year, $75,000 pledge to UPMC Chautauqua with a $25,000 check, proceeds from their 2021 golf tournament and other fundraising activities. This was the first installment of the IA’s three-year pledge to enhance local cancer care at UPMC Chautauqua through the purchase of a Genius 3D AI Detection and the Biodex Thyroid Uptake System.
Alex Johnson stood off the left side of the 18th green early Saturday evening, putter in hand, knowing that he and his partner, Mike Schifano, needed something special to happen on the last hole of regulation at the 51st Italian-American Charity Golf Tournament at Holiday Valley Resort.
Mike Schifano and Alex Johnson turned in a fine opening round at the 51st Italian-American Charity Golf Tournament at Holiday Valley Resort on Thursday.
They had company.
Schifano and Johnson fired a net best-ball 10-under 60 to put them atop the leaderboard, but only by one shot over the teams of Zack Panebianco and Matt Hoaglund, and Corey Schmitt and Ryan Calalesina. Four teams are tied after firing 63s — Sam Peppy and Charlie Moss, Joe Vitello and Colin Whitermore, George Panebianco and John O’Marra, and Casey Digirolamo and Dusty Carlson.