Friends of the Fund A Hit At Hudson National

The WGACSF held its annual Friends of the Fund Invitational at Hudson National on Thursday, September 15th. It was the 8th iteration of the event and the first time it was held as an invitational.

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Golfers competed in a net and gross competition during their round at the picturesque Westchester County course. The winners of the net competition were the first team to be awarded a trophy, which will become a staple of the event.

“It was an incredible day of golf accompanied by an even better group of participants,” said Director of Caddie Scholarship Funds, Jackie Kielty. The Friends of the Fund is the perfect blend of making new relationships in the golf community while simultaneously fostering relations with the many supporters and advocates of the fund.”

The winners of the net and gross divisions are listed below:

Net Division-
1. Frank Contey and Lili Rosenkranz
2. Joe Pica and Kyle Sedlacek
3. John Connor and David Kulsar
Gross Division-
1. Lautaro Marzilio and Maximo Portais
2. Patrick Depippo and Doug Kleeschulte
3. Bill Collins and Chris DeForest

Not only did plenty of supporters of the fund show up, but four former caddie scholars also attended and golfed in the event. Lautaro Marzilio and Maximo Portais from Quaker Ridge and Liam Marmo from Sleepy Hollow Country Club all participated. In addition, John Connor who is the current president of the WGACSF also attended and golfed in the outing. Marmo shared his story and experience as a caddie scholar at the post-event banquet.

“Every experience I had as a caddie scholar was incredible,” said Marmo. “So many people helped me on my way to where I am today and to be a part of the community with the WGACSF and Sleepy Hollow has been one of the best things to happen to me.”

The Friends of the Fund event is designed to celebrate old friends of the CSF while also making new ones. Once again, Hudson National was a perfect backdrop for just that as the group of golfers enjoyed 18 holes and food and drink overlooking the Hudson River to end the night.