Our 82nd Men’s Invitational Tournament is now in the books, and once again it did not disappoint!
82nd Invitational Honoree: Larry Schwartz
Paul DeFeo, a savvy veteran and one-time Invitational champion, took on a resilient newcomer in Justin Harris. Justin got off to a hot start and took a commanding lead early, putting Paul down 4 after only 7 holes. Paul staged a rally of his own by taking holes 11 & 12, and was poised for a comeback for the ages. In the end, Paul’s early deficit was just too big a hill to climb, falling just short in his resurgence and losing on 17. Justin was crowned our 2019 champion – knocking off perennial powerhouses Kurt Swenson, Neil Krick, Ryan Curran, and Paul DeFeo en route to victory; an amazing display of golf.
Both players put on a great show for the huge gallery that followed.
Championship Flight: Justin Harris
A Flight: Austin O’Connor
B Flight: Matt Greehan
C Flight: Lee Swenson
Senior Flight: Bill Osborne
Medalist: Duffy Mulford scoring a 68 in qualifying round on Friday
- Players from all over: AZ, PA, CT, NC, VA, NJ
- Two players shot under par during qualifying: Duffy Mulford (68) and Greg Funck (69)
- Over half the field with a handicap of 10 or below – a very competitive field
Special Thank You:
***Mike Faulkner & Crew for keeping the course in great shape
***Kurt and Lisa DuBois for the great dining experience
***Brad Anderson & Pam Stock with all your help and experience allowing the tournament to run smooth.
***Linda Lord, Jon Barber, Carol Loucks, Dave Hoffman, Rick & Barb Funck and all the volunteers for their hard work
***Bob Mentone, Victor Mullen, and Karl Raake for the great entertainment
***PGA Professional Jim Schouller for officiating the final match
***Gov Govern: Calcutta emcee
***Board of Directors for all their hard volunteer work they put into this tournament.
We are incredibly grateful to this year’s sponsors:
5 O'Clock Somewhere
Grand Gorge Animal Hospital
Schmitt & Mulford Family
Monday, August 5th to Thursday, August 8th
Friday, August 9th
Saturday, August 10th
Sunday, August 11th
Ties for inclusion in the Championship and 1st Flight will be decided by a sudden death playoff, starting on the 18th hole, immediately following Friday’s qualifying round. Breakfast available for purchase daily.
All participants are entitled to one complimentary practice round, which may be played two weeks prior to the event. Cart not included. Medalist is the low gross qualifying score on Friday. Medalist will receive the Jack Maxwell trophy.
For the past 81 years, golfers have been coming from near and far to participate in the Stamford Invitational. This individual, match play format has brought many top tier golfers back to the area to try to become the champion for the year. The format is setup for any caliber golfer, as flights range from Championship (top 16 medalist) then work their way down to D-flight. The flights are determined during the qualifying round played on Friday. Your qualifying score will determine your placement and seeding within each flight. Once the pairings are set, it becomes a match play tournament from there on out. Players are “ranked” and the bracket begins Saturday morning until a champion is determined Sunday afternoon. The field is limited to the first 80 paid golfers.