Sports Briefs

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Stony Brook falls in OT Six Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) schools beat Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) schools in 2010. Stony Brook nearly accomplished the feat on Saturday. Helped by a solid ground game and some timely defense, the visiting Seawolves led for most of the game, but UTEP rallied in the fourth quarter, eventually coming away with a 31-24 overtime win.

Junior Miguel Maysonet of Riverhead and senior Brock Jackolski combined for 199 rushing yards as Stony Brook gained 232 yards on the ground.

GOLF: Patri headed for Mercy HOF Golf professional Tom Patri will be honored in Bishop McGann-Mercy’s Hall of Fame induction dinner on Thursday, Sept. 29. It will cap a day in which the school’s booster club will hold its annual Golf Classic at Rock Hill Golf & Country Club in Manorville. Patri (Mercy Class of 1977) started his golf career at Mercy, continuing through college, playing the professional circuit, and now serves as an instructor. Since his time at Mercy, he has received numerous honors and accolades, including the 1981 NCAA Division II national championship, Metropolitan PGA Teacher of the Year, South Florida PGA Teacher of the Year and being selected as one of Golf Magazines top 100 instructors in America.

Registration for the golf tournament will start at 11:30 a.m. There will be a 1 p.m. shotgun start. The Hall of Fame induction and dinner will start at 5:30 p.m. All proceeds from the event will go toward the McGann-Mercy Booster Club, which supports the fine arts and athletic programs at the school. For more information, call (631) 727-5900, ext. 34 or go to
Jay Sessa, a 14-time Gardiner’s Bay Club champion, will tee it up on Saturday in the United States Senior Amateur Championship at Kinloch Golf Club in Virginia. He was the leading qualifier last month at Elmwood Country Club in White Plains. Kinloch is a sensational golf course. Sessa and 155 other golfers will play 18 holes each day over the weekend. After 36 holes, the low 64 players will progress to the match play stages, a head-to-head knockout format ending with the final on Sept. 15.
The Team Jesse Golf Tournament will be held on Monday at Cherry Creek Golf Links in Riverhead. Event proceeds will benefit the Veterans Support Fund and the Team Jesse Foundation, a charitable organization that provides education and support for families of fallen soldiers. The registration and tee off will be at 10 a.m. For more information, call Jim Nohe at (631) 732-8419.

COED BEACH VOLLEYBALL: Peconic Bay tournament The Peconic Bay Medical Center’s Employees Activities Committee will host a beach volleyball tournament on Saturday. The tournament will start at 10 a.m. at the Jamesport Town Beach. The cost is $20 per person. Each team must have six players on the court at all times, including at least two females. Breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be provided for players. For more information, call Priscilla Brady at (631) 548-6217 or Jenn Miglino at (631) 548-6219.