Dobak, Wise team to win Spring Better Ball in playoff

Steve Heiser
  • Scott Dobak and Matthew Wise birdied the first playoff hole to win YCAGA Spring Better Ball.
  • Saturday's event at Regents' Glen was the first YCAGA tournament of the season.
  • Dobak and Matthews finished regulation with an 8-under-par 64 total.
  • Shane Henry and Brett Berkheimer also finished regulation at 64.

The team of Scott Dobak and Matthew Wise birdied the first playoff hole to win York County Amateur Golf Association Spring Better Ball event on Saturday at Regents' Glen Country Club.

It was the opening event of the 2017 YCAGA season.


Dobak and Wise finished the regulation 18 holes tied with Shane Henry and Brett Berkheimer at 8-under-par 64.

Zach Grove and Matt Daryman tied for third place at 66 with Matt Henry and Dustin Jadro.

John Lowder and Bobby Stiffler tied for fifth at 67 with Bill Brenner and Scott Knouse.

There was a three-way tie for seventh at 68 among Justin Rudacille/Eric Fidler, Chris Mescan/Nate Elliott and Don Dimoff/Bob Ruby.

In a three-way tie for 10th at 69 were Steve Gekas/Vince Cucchiara, Jay Kostenbauder/Randy Grim and Doug Bacon/Josh Rinehart.

A total of 52 teams competed in the event.

The next YCAGA event is the Interclub Championship on Sunday, May 21, at the Country Club of York.



Open Match Play event canceled: The YCAGA has announced that the 2017 Open Match Play event has been canceled because of lack of interest.

There were fewer than a dozen entries.

However, the YCAGA is developing a three-day match-play event to be held Aug. 25, 26 and 27. Friday's round will be a qualifying round, with the top 16 moving on to matches on Saturday and Sunday, with the finals set for Sunday afternoon..

Mid-Amateur/Summer Classic set for Lancaster: The YCAGA Mid-Amateur/Summer Classic is being held outside of York County this season at Overlook Golf Course in Lancaster on Saturday, Aug. 19.

The event is open to any amateur who has a verifiable United States Golf Association handicap. There are no geographical or club membership limitations.

There will be  two separate divisions playing from the same tees. The Summer Classic Division is open to any age golfer. The Mid-Amateur Division is open to golfers 25 and older.

The tournament will rotate between each county (York and Lancaster) and will become a two-county championship. War of the Roses points will be awarded by each county respectively for those players who are eligible for such points.

Change for Senior Division at York Open: The York Open and York Open Senior Championship are set for Oct. 6, 7 and 8 at Royal Manchester.

The York Open is set for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 6-7. The 36-hole event will play from the championship tees. After Friday's round, the field will be cut to top 40 plus ties for Saturday's final round.

The Senior Division has now been separated from the Open event and will be held Sunday, Oct. 8, as an 18-hole event from the middle tees. Both events are open pros and amateurs.

Ace at Honey Run: John Heinze had a hole-in-one recently at Honey Run Golf and Country Club.

Heinze used a 5-iron to ace the 143-yard 12th hole. It was witnessed by Dirk Duereth and Bill Boben.

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