Roach vs. Sleater becomes a major-league match

Area golf notes

September 17, 1990|By George Taylor | George Taylor,Special to The Evening Sun

A pair of former major-league players will slug it out against each other in tomorrow's Middle Atlantic Senior Golf Championship at Turf Valley Country Club.

Paired in the same foursome are Mel Roach, an eight-year performer in the majors, and Lou Sleater, who pitched seven seasons with American and National League teams.

Roach, who played the infield with the Milwaukee Braves, Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies, is defending champion of the Middle Atlantic Senior title. He won the event over the Country Club of Virginia course last year in his hometown of Richmond, Va.

Sleater, who played for Washington, Milwaukee, Detroit and Kansas City, also is a former winner of the Middle Atlantic Senior crown. The left-handed Sleater, of Country Club of Maryland, won the senior golf title four years ago in Hagerstown.

Another former champion in tomorrow's senior field is Dick Stearns of Tantallon.

Elsewhere in area golf:

Baltimore CC -- Pat O'Malley continued defense of his club championship, turning back John Zoleski in the second round. His semifinal opponent will be Joe Galvin, winner over Dennis Townsend.

In the lower bracket, Bob Kaestner advanced over Dr. Dave Bimestefer while Jan Miller defeated Bill Rodgers. Both Miller and Kaestner are former champions.

* Crofton -- Bill Whorton, scoring 75-83-158, won the club's senior championship. Divisional net winners were: (61-65)-Lee Bradford 160 and (66 and over)-Joe Burke 168.

Linda Carlson defeated Skip Larash 1 up in a 36-hole final for the women's championship.

* Turf Valley -- The team of Tim Carr and Joe Franco Jr. posted a winning 81 gross score in twosome play. Tied at 73 for net honors were Zenie Drossner and Cliff Valient and George Martin and Bob Reiser.

* Rolling Road -- Prize winners in the Fields Brothers' Trophy Tournament were: Dick Renehan, Butts Miller, Steve Fisher, Harry Fumea, Randy Curlett and Ed Plitt.

Keren and Bill Packo led the Husband and Wife event, scoring 84-18-66. They were followed by Leigh and Ron Appler 82-15-67, Shelly and Rick Sovero Jr. 79-12-67, and Jean and Ed Plitt 94-25-69. Low gross was won by Kanya and Shdhi Christrisna with 77.

* Wakefield -- Winning foursome with a gross 68 in the Kiwanis Charity Classic included Sonny Hicks, Sam Hays, Gerry Eckenrode and Bill Dailey. Low net leaders were (59)-Todd Eckenrode, Gary Angell, John Naurot and Mike Fastner; (60)-Steve Bosley, Bob Carroll, George Crouse and Ken Crabbs.

Point leaders in the mixed two-ball event were: 59-Diane and Bob Blubaugh, 57-Barb and Dick Linder, 52-Eurith and Bob Bowers, 51-Doris and Joe Barnes and 50-Joan and Dick Dunn.

* Bonnie View -- Bernie Linkoff's 75 won the club's senior championship. Net winners in the age groups were: (55-59)-Ted Klein 69, (60-64)-Paul Wartzman 64, (65-69)-Fred Groh 66 and (70 and over)-Ed Attman 68.

* Piney Branch -- The rain-shortened mixed two-ball produced the winning foursome of Ely Harris, Jim Lutz, Louise Evans and Donna Boyle on the front nine and the team of Frank Hale, Gordon Harden Sr., Charles Koontz and Ann Tobias as the back nine leaders.

* Hobbit's Glen -- Roger McCammon and Craig Cox were overall winners of the member-guest tournament. Bill Gellatly and Kim Kintz were second.

* Winter's Run -- Pete Rivera, scoring 78-76-73-227, captured his fourth club championship. The runner-up was Charles Green with 233. Flight winners were (First)-Russ Hunt 233, (Second)-Larry English 246, (Third)-George Shillen 250 and (Fourth)-Herb Hasslebarth 271.

* Chartwell -- In the semifinals of the men's senior championship, Al Gast defeated Jim Adams and Jim Wilson stopped Dave Nocar Sr.

* Hunt Valley -- Justin Klein won the club's junior title, defeating Jason Moon in the final.

* Chestnut Ridge -- Winning teams in the scramble tournament were: 63-Mark Mixter, Richard Diener, Jay Dackman and Ben Papirmeister; 65-Bob East, Marc Diamand, Chuck Smolkin and Jerry Hoffman; and 65-Marc Kahn, Bob Bergman, Stan Adler and Jeff Pritzker.

* Suburban -- Winning foursome with a score of 38 in the closing men's nine-hole scramble included Jerry Cullen, Ed Rogers, B.R. Hoffman and Hal Miller. Second place with 40 went to the team of Carroll Hament, Louis Singer, Irv Neuman and Herman Sody.

* Elkridge -- In the two-man team championship semifinal, Bill McLean and Tim Zouck defeated John Highfield and Bill Blue; and Tom Eshman and Peter Zouck defeated Richard Tilghman and George Nilson. Semifinal in the mixed two-ball championship saw Michael Ewing and Bobby Farr defeat Harry Parr and Judy Hoff; and Bob Bonnell and Holly Lanahan defeated Stan Klinefelter and Liz Tilghman.

* Holes-in-one -- By John Bauer, who collected his fourth career ace with a perfect shot on the fifth hole at Country Club of Maryland, by Korean Ambassador Tong J. Park on the 14th hole at Chartwell, by Harvey Ainbinder on eighth hole at Chartwell, by George Vlachos on ninth hole at Clifton Park, by Buddy Conwell on Clifton's sixth hole, by Frank Brayn on 13th hole at Clifton and by Ralph Regler on sixth hole at Towson Golf and CC.

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