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By Marian on 1/5/2015 3:43 PM
Wesley Mensing  hired just a year ago as Plainfield Country Club’s first-ever director of instruction,  was tragically killed in New York City on Saturday night, Jan. 3, when he was struck by an SUV as he crossed an Upper East Side street.

The award-winning professional, 27, died when he and Erin Sauchelli, 30, were hit by a Mercedes SUV as they crossed Lexington Ave. at E. 62nd St. about 7:20 p.m., police said. Mensing, a native of Hamilton, Pa., outside of Pittsburgh, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sauchelli is in stable condition at New York-Presbyterian Hospital with head and leg injuries, officials said. The driver, identified by police as Aliou Diallo, was issued a summons for driving without a license.

“The New Jersey golf community mourns his loss,” said Frank O’Brien, president of the New Jersey State Golf Association and a former president of the Plainfield C.C. “Wesley was a wonderful young man with a bright future ahead of him. He was acknowledged as one of the best young...
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