Upstate Open 2020

The Upstate Foundation’s 33rd annual Upstate Open, presented by Solvay Bank, was held July 24 at Timber Banks Golf Club in Baldwinsville. The tournament raised more than $140,000. These funds will help support research on lyme and tick-borne diseases, as well as unmet needs for patients and palliative care needs.

The highlight of the day was a hole-in-one scored by Jim Murray of ePlus.

“This year’s Upstate Open validated once again the importance of the Upstate Foundation’s mission of patient care, education, and biomedical research in our region,” said Toni Gary, tournament director and assistant vice president of community relations and development for Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital/Upstate Foundation. “Just as important, it tangibly demonstrated the support for our mission by the Upstate Medical University family, Central New York businesses, and our community as a whole. Everyone enjoyed a day of golf while adhering to COVID-19 protocols for social distancing.” 

According to Gary, the total amount raised over the past 33 years is now more than $1.2 million, with proceeds supporting a range of Upstate initiatives, including a recent renovation of the pediatric emergency room, pediatric mental health services, Nappi Longevity Institute, Golisano Center for Special Needs, and renovation and expansion of the maternity unit at Upstate Community Hospital. 

Gary added that the 2020 event’s success was achieved due to 180 participating golfers and corporate sponsors, Timber Banks staff, numerous Upstate volunteers and the tournament committee led by Stuart Wright, chief financial officer for Upstate University Hospital.

Pictured L-R: Paul Mello, President Solvay Bank and Upstate Foundation Board Vice President; Saravanan Thangamani, PhD, Upstate Medical University researcher; Toni Gary, Assistant Vice President for Community Relations & Development, Upstate Open Tournament Direction, Upstate Foundation; Stuart Wright, CFO Upstate University Hospital and Upstate Open Tournament Chair 

Thank you to the Presenting Sponsor


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Congratulations to the 2020 winners

Morning Foursomes


1st Place – Upstate Dept. of Pediatrics  -11
      William Hannan, MD, Keving Ragosta, MD, Mike Hannan, John Hannan

2nd Place – Auburn Community Hospital  -11
      Scott Berlucci, Stuart Wright, Jason Lesch, Steve DeFazio

3rd Place – Teamsters #317  -11
      Bob Firmstone, Doug Shanks, Jerry Jones, Jonathan Jones


1st Place – M.S. Hall and Associates  -11
      Rob Seabury, Terri Byrnes, David Harris, Walter Schmitz

2nd Place – Summit Security  -8
      Dan Sepulveda, Robert Auletta, Jessica Hemingway, Jeff Peckins

3rd Place – Molina Healthcare  -4
      Colleen Schmidt, Lisa Siragusa, Luke Gozzi, Rob Freeman


Vocera – Eagle on #7
      Christie Reed, Mike Farr, Tracey Cartland, Derek Hawkins

M.S. Hall and Associates – Eagle on #2
      Rob Seabury, Terri Byrnes, David Harris, Walter Schmitz

Afternoon Foursomes


1st Place – Bates Troy Healthcare Linen  -15
      Patrick Fendick, Ken Seibold, Steve Fisher, Tom Werner

2nd Place – G.M. Crisalli and Associates   -12
      Gary Crisalli, Mike McCaffery, John Ritter, Dave Hall

3rd Place – Fust Charles Chambers   - 12
      Brett Pugh, Patrick Harrigan, Matt Hopkins, Jordan Barzee


1st Place – ePlus Technology   -13
      Gary Gray, Kelly Hartman, Jim Murray, Mark Zeman

2nd Place – Solvay Ban   - 12
      John Popkess, John Gibbs, Kevin Dattellas, Tami Stone

3rd Place – Coca Cola   -9
      Mike Brown, Colleen Small, Paul Lamanna, Lisa Lamanna


Solvay Ban – Eagle on #14
      John Popkess, John Gibbs, Kevin Dattellas, Tami Stone

ePlus Technology – Hole in One on #13
      Gary Gray, Kelly Hartman, Jim Murray, Mark Zeman

Murnane Building Contractors – Eagle on #2
      Ann Marie Gordona, Mike Narolis, Pete Shanahan, Kate Shanahan




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2020 Sponsorship & Registration Form   Nancy Boyce 2/3/2020 4:23:22 PM    
Upstate Open sponsorship details and registration form
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