Garden City's Travis tourney has Irish appeal
Defending champion Nick Gilliam, a former NCAA champ for the University of Florida and a one-time pro, will be in the field at the 102nd Walter J. Travis Invitational at Garden City Golf Club starting Friday.
The amateur tournament always has an international field. This year that includes Eoghan O'Connell, who played for Great Britain-Ireland in the Walker Cup and was unbeaten in four matches (halving with Phil Mickelson), and Eoin O'Connor of Ireland's Ballybunion Golf Club. Each man's first name is pronounced "Owen."
The Nassau County Criminal Courts Bar Foundation Annual Golf Outing will be May 29 at Cherry Valley Club, Garden City. Call 516-877-2055 . . . The Second Annual Pete DeVito Memorial Foundation Golf Outing will be June 1 at Willow Creek Golf & Country Club, Mount Sinai. The foundation raises funds and awareness to combat idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Call 631-476-1861 . . . The Southampton Lions Annual Golf Tournament, to help sight-impaired people and raise scholarship funds, will be June 13 at Noyac Golf Club. Call 631-283-3943.