They used words like slopey and slippery to describe the greens at Whippoorwill today, and they were rolling fast. It would’ve been good day to keep track of three putts. The field was expanded to 64 players this year, and there were three noteworthy upsets in the first round. Knollwood head pro Bobby Miller took out St. Andrew’s Greg Bisconti 4 and 3. Century assistant Joe DiDomenico eliminated Winged Foot’s Mike Gilmore in 20 holes. Innis Arden’s Greg Pace knocked off Fenway head pro Heath Wassem 4 and 2.
If the weather isn’t an issue, the survivors will play two rounds on Tuesday.
MasterCard Westchester PGA Championship
At Whipporwill Club
Carl Alexander (Golf Club of Purchase) d. Jason Gobleck (Weschester Hills) 5 and 4; Ray Ford (Rolling Hills) d. Steve Scott (Paramount) 19 holes; Phil Cardwell (Quaker Ridge) d. Gerard Scheer (Aspetuck Valley) 2-up; Shaun Powers (Fairview) d. Chris Case (Mount Kisco) 2 and 1; Charlie Meola (Saxon Woods) d. Matt Noel (Silvermine) 5 and 4; Rick Vershure (Quaker Ridge) d. David Jones (Silver Spring) 2 and 1; Kirk Satterfield (Golf Club of Purchase) d. Rick LeBeau (Wee Burn) 2-up; Jim St. Pierre (Redding) d. John Guyton (Metropolis) 2 and 1; Rob Labritz (GelnArbor) d. Joe Spivak (Garrison) 5 and 3; Kevin Ausserlechner (Darien) d. Tony Fabrizio (unaffiliated) 2 and 1; Joe DiDomenico (Century) d. Mike Gilmore (Winged Foot) 20 holes; Jim Wahl (Whippoorwill) d. Kyle Higgins (Greenwich) 4 and 3; Frank Bensel (Century) d. John Deigan (Wykagyl) 2-up; David Young (Sleepy Hollow) d. Mike Diffley (Pelham) 21 holes; James Ondo (Winged Foot) d. Sam Olson (Redding) 3 and 2; Danny Balin (Burning Tree) d. Ted Heins (Millbrook) 8 and 7; Bobby Heins (Old Oaks) d. John Reeves (Willow Ridge) 3 and 2; Patrick Lanagan (Trump-Westchester) d. Andy Hardiman (Quaker Ridge) 2 and 1; Kyle Baehler (Apawamis) d. John Schmoll (Otterkill) 1-up; Corey Muller (Darien) d. Andy Pergar (Whippoorwill) 1-up; Dave Fusco (Patriot Hills) d. Pete Stefanchik (Ardsley) 3 and 2; John Buska (Aspetuck Valley) d. Phil Rusnack (Riverdale) 5 and 4; Ryan Shaughnessy (Round Hill) d. Michael Laudien (Rotella) 22 holes; Bob Miller (Knollwood) d. Greg Bisconti (St. Andrew’s) 4 and 3; Andrew Gruss (Wee Burn) d. Joe Gothmann (Ardsley) 19 holes; Tony DeMaria (Willow Ridge) d. Stephen Duffy (Hollow Brook) 19 holes; Nick Maselli (Old Oaks) d. Brian Hussey (Fairview) 2 and 1; Craig Thomas (Metropolis) d. Brian Giordano (Old Oaks) 3 and 2; Paul Massi (Griff Harris) d. Nick Yaun (Brae Burn) 2 and 1; Greg Pace (Innis Arden) d. Heath Wassem (Fenway) 4 and 2; Ryan Kalista (Innis Arden) d. Peter Serafimoff (Millbrook) 6 and 4.