Poxabogue's Pro 2nd at L.I. Open (and Other Briefs)

Local Sports Notes
Rob Corcoran, Poxabogue’s pro, at right, finished second in this past week’s Long Island Open. Kevin Somers of the Maidstone Club, at left, missed the cut, “probably because of me,” said his caddie, John Kernell. John Kernell

Long Island Open

Rob Corcoran, the pro at Poxabogue, finished second, and Zach Grossman of the South Fork Country Club finished sixth and was the high amateur in the Long Island Open golf tournament at the Westhampton Country Club this past week.

With a 208 for the three rounds, Corcoran wound up two strokes back. The tournament’s winner was John Daniel Guiney, an Irishman, a P.G.A. apprentice at Piping Rock who felt quite at home on the links-like course. Grossman, a recent Skidmore graduate who has the course record at South Fork, shot rounds of 68 and 69 after opening with a 78. He finished in a tie for sixth with Mark Brown, Tam O’Shanter’s head pro. Paul Dickinson of Montauk Downs finished at 219. 

Back to Poxabogue, the Southampton Town Recreation Department announced its programs were opening there this week. A junior golf camp is to begin on June 26, and Tuesday and Thursday adult clinics from 5:30 to 6:50 p.m. began this week. A Rec Department flier said the Golf Channel has listed Poxabogue as one of the top 10 short courses in the country.


In the Hall of Fame

Sandy Vorpahl, president of East Hampton High School’s Hall of Fame committee, said at the senior athletic awards dinner at the high school Monday night that the following are to be inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame on Oct. 14, homecoming day: The girls basketball team of 1934-35, the girls tennis team of 1980, Bob Budd, Lou Reale, Ernie Vorpahl, Sean Knight, Duane Bock, Erick Bock, Amy DiPace, Ed Petrie Jr., and Paula Hatch.


Shelter Island 10K

Joan Benoit Samuelson, the Olympic gold medal winner, Bill Rodgers, the four-time winner of the Boston and New York City Marathons, and Amby Burfoot, a Boston Marathon winner and former editor in chief of Runner’s World magazine are to participate in a WLNG-aired interview by Dr. Frank Adipietro in front of Shelter Island’s Legion Hall tomorrow afternoon from 2 to 3:30.

The interview will serve as a lead-in to the Shelter Island 10K, which is to be held Saturday at 5:30 p.m. The 2015 winner, Eliud (Heldy) Ngetich, a 23-year-old Kenyan, is expected to be among the elite runners. His winning time in 2015 was 28 minutes and 53.31 seconds — about 16 seconds off Simon Ndirangu’s record, which was set in 2012. 

The popular 38-year-old race’s beneficiaries include the Shelter Island 10K Community Fund, the Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch in Riverhead, and East End Hospice.


Turbo Tri Saturday

A truncated triathlon comprising a 300-yard bay swim, a 7-mile bike, and a 1.5-mile run benefiting Theresa Roden’s I-Tri empowerment program for girls will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Maidstone Park pavilion. Afterward, there will be a dinner there.

“From seasoned triathletes looking to go all out in preparation for upcoming Sprint and Olympic distance races to the first-timer who just wants to prove he or she can do it, all ages from 15 on up are celebrated,” a flier says. “One hundred percent of your entry fee [$120 for individuals and $180 for relay teams] goes to support the award-winning I-Tri Transformation Through Triathlon program.”