Golf: 'Bittersweet' win for Congdon at Stockbridge Invite


STOCKBRIDGE -- No one enjoys winning more than Andy Congdon, and he has won more than his share of tournaments in the Berkshires.

But Sunday's victory with partner Silas Warner in the Stockbridge Invitational was a little different considering his opponents were his brother, Richie, and nephew, Curtis.

"It's bittersweet," Congdon said after he and Warner won the match-play final 3 and 2. "Richie is a wonderful guy and a wonderful player, and so is his son.

"I wanted to play them in the final because I wanted them to keep winning. This is one time when losing might have been better than winning, but I guess it's just my personality not to roll over."

The brothers, who were on the winning Wyantenuck Country Club team last month in the Tennagoma Cup, finished second as teammates in the Massachusetts Golf Association's Senior Four-Ball Championship this year and have won several Allied Four Ball titles together, the most recent in 2012.

Congdon -- who was coming off a disappointing last-hole loss to Jim Mueller in the Berkshire Singles last Sunday -- and Warner have won the Invitational together four times. Warner couldn't play in last year's tournament, but Congdon still prevailed with fellow Wyantenuck member Bruce Hull. He has also won the tournament five times with Marty Salvadore.

The winners defeated Tom Plungis and Dave Magdalenski in the semifinals, while the Congdon father-and-son team eliminated Matt Kinna and Pete Lis.


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