Sullivan edges Bergeron in sudden-death playoff


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Guy Sullivan defeated Tom Bergeron on the third sudden-death playoff hole to win the Viera East Men’s Golf Association’s 2019 Club Championship on Feb. 21.

Sullivan won the 2017 Club Championship. Bergeron was the defending champion.

Tim Brown and Mike Piccininni also were part of the final four, which was established during an earlier qualifier.

More than 100 golfers signed up to play in the March 14 VEMA Member Guest tournament, which was a four-man scramble event.  Due to the high number of four-man teams, the only scores recorded to determine the winner were birdies and eagles.

This allowed everyone to finish much sooner and enjoy a luncheon at the Divots Restaurant.

Abe Leonard, Jim Kopp and Neil Murphy finished first with a score of 13-under par.

The second-place team of Robbie Rosenberger, Adam Rosenberger, Bob Rosenberger and Chris Gozevich also shot 13-under par.

Ross Shiffrin, Jason Burford, Dick May and Frank Westwell placed third at 12-under par.

Ted Adamski on No. 4, Tom Howell on No. 7, Mark Hughes on No. 13 and Leonard on No. 16 were closest-to-the-pin.