Lake Wildwood contingent competes in Buick Scramble |

Lake Wildwood contingent competes in Buick Scramble

Lake Wildwood Golf Club’s contingent competing at the Buick Scramble National Championships made it through three days of competition before falling short of the final cut in the tournament played in Orlando, Fla. Oct. 7-10.

The Buick Scramble is the world’s largest amateur golf tournament and is sanctioned by the PGA of America with 214 teams competing for national honors.

Torres Blancas Golf Club of Green Valley, Ariz. was the overall gross score champion.

Hidden Creek Golf Course of Burleson,Texas was the overall net champion, posting scores of 57, 52, 55 and 56 for a combined total of 220.

Lockeford Springs Golf Club in Lodi took 15th place with a 235.

Lake Wildwood’s group, led by PGA pro Joseph Mortara, shot a 64 in the opening round, followed by a 66 in round two and 67 in the third round.

The local team included Marion Bennett, Stephen Stepanian, Gus Beckstrom and Bill Hillebrand.

Hole in one

Richard McGoldrick, a member at Auburn Valley Country Club, scored a hole in one on his home course.

McGoldrick aced the 15-yard, sixth hole with a 7-iron.

Stan Buckstad and Joe Parisi witnessed the feat.

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