LAKE PLACID - The Whiteface Club and Resort in Lake Placid crowned its 2012 golf champions in four divisions Sunday at the conclusion of a 36-hole stroke play competition conducted under ideal playing conditions.
Bob Modzelewski, the winner of last month's Whiteface Open, came back on day two to overtake the field and win the club championship. Modzelewski fired rounds of 77-72 to win with a 149 total on the par 71 Whiteface Club layout.
He defeated Nick Politi (76-75) by two shots and Andy Donatello (79-74) by four.
2012 Whiteface Club champions, from the left: Caroline Roy, Bob Modzelewski, Sandy Caligiore and Betsy Senkowski.
Sandy Caligiore captured the senior division by four shots with scores of 81-77 for a two-day total of 158.
Caligiore was followed by Howard Gordon (162) and Randy Quayle (163).
Caroline Roy coasted to the women's crown with consecutive 82s for 164.
Betsy Senkowski was the ladies senior champion at 191, followed by Nancy Gordon at 207.
The Whiteface Club and Resort is now preparing for the second Adirondack Senior Open, a professional stop on the Sunbelt Senior Tour.
A total of 19 pro-am teams are registered for the Aug. 28 event, which benefits the Adirondack Carousel in Saranac Lake. It will be followed by a 54-hole professional tournament Aug. 29-31.
Defending champion Javier Sanchez, of Mexico, who edged the field in 2011 with a 14 under par score, will return to defend last year's title.
Five-time PGA Tour winner Danny Edwards is also among the over 45 set that will battle for a $5,000 first place prize.
There is still some availability for hole sponsors, and spectators are welcomed at no charge.