Pappalardo, Barton Capture Vassallo Memorial MBCC M-G Invitational Title
Sparked by an opening-round 58, the team of Chris Pappalardo and Jamie Barton captured a seven-shot victory in the Frank Vassallo Memorial Moon Brook Country Club Member-Guest Invitational.
The duo followed up their first-round brilliance with a 65 and a 67 for a 190 total in the three-day event, which concluded Saturday. The team of Paul Cardinale and Brian Devine was the overall runner-up with a 60-69-68-197.
Pappalardo and Barton earned medalist honors on Thursday with their 58, Doug Weaver and Corey Schmitt claimed that honor on Friday with a 63, and Tom Yocum and Jim Todaro were medalists on Saturday with a 63.
Pete Scheira and John Lisciandro were the winners of the First Flight, posting a 62-67-70-199, followed by Jason Stronz and Kevin Stronz with a 63-66-72-201. The Stronz tandem earned the second-place finish after winning a playoff over the team of Jesse Watkins and Dave Bogdan.
In the Second Flight, Kris Olson and John Rasmussen fired a 65-67-68-200, but needed to defeat the teams of Roy Glosser and Joe Bellitto, and Mike Giunta and Jim Giunta in a playoff to claim top honors. Glosser and Bellitto, who posted a 64-66-70-200 for the tournament, defeated the Giuntas for second place in the flight.
Yocum and Todaro parlayed a 66-69-63-198 into a first-place finish in the Third Flight, while Mike Schifano and Brett Muchek (67-64-68-199) finished in second place after defeating Tom Ames and Jim Brown in a playoff.
Henry Mole and David Lobb topped the Fourth Flight with a 69-69-66-204, two shots in front of the second-place team of Mark Wilson and Scott Sampson, which finished with a 70-70-66-206.
Randy Ordines and Brian Eccles finished atop the Fifth Flight with a 70-67-66-203, one shot in front of George Panebianco and Ken Johnson, who carded a 70-65-69-204.
Finally, in the Sixth Flight, Cody Anderson and Aaron Thomas were the winners with a 73-71-68-212, good enough for a two-shot margin over the second-place team of Rick Joslyn and Richie Joslyn, who shot a 74-72-68-214.