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Annual Golf Outing a Big Hit

Jack Ford, Tom Beckett, Tony Reno, Jon Reese, Pat Ruwe, Larry Ciotti (image by Justin Winters)
Jack Ford, Tom Beckett, Tony Reno, Jon Reese, Pat Ruwe, Larry Ciotti (image by Justin Winters)






NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Center Larry Ross snapped the ball to Pat O'Brien and the quarterback dropped back before suddenly flipping the ball to his left for split end John Spagnola, who caught the backward lateral, looked down field and fired it to tight end Bob Krystyniak.

That happened yesterday on the 18th green at the Course at Yale with a golf ball, and that foursome, among the many who took part in the 2017 Yale Football Golf Outing, ended up taking the prize for low net in the highly successful fundraising tournament.

The football play, called "Downtown Left," went for 77 yards in a 35-28 win over Harvard at Boston in 1978. It was re-enacted twice upon request for video during the golf tournament, and the four Class of 1979ers even ran it in reverse.

That was part of the fun in an uplifting day organized by the Yale Football Association to benefit the program. However, it seemed like everyone who participated saw benefits from the event. Lots of old friendships were enhanced, special people were honored and there was a great sense of family in the Yale program.

There was a moment of silence for Don Scharf '55, who passed away this year, a preview of the 2017 Bulldogs by Tony Reno, the Joel E. Smilow '54 Head Coach, and many special prizes were won by members of the football family.




Low Gross

57 - Chris Hetherington, Garrick Cox, Rob Masella, Jay Waller and Dave Freccero

58 – Joe Walland, Jake Fuller, Jake Borden, Chandler Henley

58 – Patrick Ruwe II, Alex Thomas, Peter Drevins, Frank McDonald


Low Net

57 – John Spagnola, Larry Ross, Pat O'Brien, Bob Krystyniak, Steve Conn

59 – Steve Barmore, Michael Barmore, Jim Pellegrino, Wint Filipek

59 – Harris Ashton, Les Kennedy, Bruce Campbell, Lloyd Mulligan


Long Drive

Matt Battaglia: 306 yards


Closest to Pin – hole 5

Bob Stokes: 3 feet, 5 inches


Closest to Pin – hole 9

Dante Rizzo: 6 feet, 8 inches


Closest to Pin – hole 13

Art Asselta: 4 feet, 1 inch


Closest to Pin – hole 15

Dan Stratton: 1 foot, 1 inch