Provided Livingston CC pro Jeff Kaye shot a red-hot opening nine 32 Monday on his way to a bogey-free round of 4-under par 67 to capture Monday’s tournament at Wild Wood. The victory for Kaye qualifies him for the end of year ‘Tournament of Champions.’

RUSH — Jeff Kaye was on fire Monday.

The PGA Professional at Livingston Country Club in Geneseo, won his first tournament in five years when he shot a red-hot 4-under par 67 to capture the WNYPGA Professional Stroke Play at Wild Wood Country Club.

Kaye, who won his last title five years ago in Webster, shot a 32 during his front nine in which he had two birdies and an eagle. He opened his round with a birdie.

On his ninth hole, which because he played the front nine first was actually on hole No. 18, Kaye chipped in from the sand for an eagle to give him a 32 for his front nine.

Ironically, Kaye’s playing partner, PGA Life Member Kirk Stauffer, also shot a 32 on his opening nine and finished second overall for the day with a 68.

Kaye played bogey-free golf for his round.

“I was hoping to play well out there today,” Kaye said. “I hit the ball very well and putted well too. That eagle definitely helped.”

Kaye was one of just three golfers on the day who shot under par.

Kaye has been the golf pro at Livingston for the past 32 years.

The victory for Kaye qualified him for the ‘Tournament of Champions’ played at the end of the season.

Stauffer was second with 68, Rob Krajewski (Glen Oak CC) was third with 69 and Jon Hoecker (Brook Lea) was fourth with a 71. Rounding out the top five was Steve Barber (Locust Hill CC) with a 72.

Special thanks to our PGA Partner, Bushnell Golf and to Mike Sweazy, PGA Host Professional and the entire Staff and Membership at Wild Wood Country Club.

Results

1 Jeff Kaye Livingston CC 35-32--67 -4

2 Kirk Stauffer PGA Life Member 36-32--68 -3

3 Rob Krajewski Glen Oak GC 34-35--69 -2

4 Jon Hoecker Brook-Lea CC 37-34--71 E

5 Steve Barber Locust Hill CC 39-33--72 +1

T6 Tim Falkner Crag Burn GC 37-36--73 +2

T6 Michael O’Connor The Kahkwa Club 39-34--73 +2

T6 Tom Keenan PGA Life Member 36-37--73 +2

T9 Mike Sweazy Wild Wood CC 38-36--74 +3

T9 Matt Stasiak Battistoni Golf Center 39-35--74 +3

T9 Michael Mancari Wild Wood CC 38-36--74 +3

12 Clementina Rodriguez Western New York Section 35-40--75 +4

T13 Matt Jarrell Cobblestone Creek CC 36-40--76 +5

T13 J.A. Sutherland CC of Buffalo 39-37--76 +5

15 Dwayne Randall Bartlett CC 38-39--77 +6

T16 Greg Mulhern Ridgemont CC 40-38--78 +7

T16 Mike Touhey Moon Brook CC 40-38--78 +7

T16 Joe Bock Seneca Hickory Stick GC 38-40--78 +7

19 Pat Damore Lakewood Golf Center 40-39--79 +8

T20 Sean Moffat CC of Buffalo 42-38--80 +9

T20 Tim Fries Glen Oak GC 39-41--80 +9

T20 Steve Latimer Genesee Valley GC 40-40--80 +9

T20 Tom Bolduc Churchville GC 38-42--80 +9

T20 Bobby Hogan River Oaks GC 42-38--80 +9

T25 Eric Haile Stafford CC 38-43--81 +10

T25 Curtis Evanicki Penfield CC 39-42--81 +10

27 Michael Dziabo Lancaster CC 40-42--82 +11

28 Jonathan Decker Transit Valley CC 43-44--87 +16

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