The field for the 24th annual P-J Champions golf tournament at Cardinal Hills Golf Course increased by one on Sunday.
The men's scratch club champion from Bemus Point Golf Club, Ken Woodfield, was not going to be available to play in the event for men's scratch club champions from regulation 18- and nine-hole courses in The Post-Journal circulation area because of another commitment. However, on Sunday Woodfield reported he would be able to play which increases the field to 14.
The event, that begins at 10 a.m. on May 19, includes 13 club champions from 2012 plus the defending champion, Jordan Marsh, the 2011 club champion at Cassadaga Country Club.
Marsh won a five-man playoff at Blueberry Hill Golf Club last year. The others in the playoff fivesome who shot 5-over-par 77s were Dan Smith of Elkdale Country Club, Greg Gollnitz from Chautauqua Point Golf Course, Tim Hall from Bemus Point Golf Club and John Ditcher from Cardinal Hills.
The playoff lasted only one hole as Marsh sunk an 8-foot putt for a birdie 3 and the victory.
Marsh, who is playing in the P-J Champions for the third time, will be attempting to become the fourth repeat winner. Dick Cole won back-to-back titles two times while Mike Bancroft, Shelly Grant and the late Roger Loop did it once each.
In addition to Marsh, there are two other former P-J Champions winners in the field - Dave Newton from shorewood Country Club and Sam Marek from Blueberry Hill.
Cardinal Hills will be providing the green fees and a light meal after nine holes for the golfers. They will receive a sleeve of golf balls from The Post-Journal, which will award silver bowls to the winner and runner-up.