Squire Cup play to be held at Crofton CC this week

NOTEBOOK

October 07, 1990|By John W. Stewart

The annual Squire Cup matches, pitting assistant professionals from the Middle Atlantic section against Philadelphia section assistants, will be held Wednesday and Thursday at Crofton Country Club. Philadelphia is the defending champion.

The 14-man teams will play 27 holes, nine each in a two-man scramble, alternate shot, and better ball of partners. Crofton CC will play to 7,103 yards and a par of 36-3672.

Each team is selected by a committee on the basis of applications, with the pros judged on playing ability, leadership ability as displayed by administration positions held, community involvement, and personal character and professional performance as reflected in organizational skills and teaching ability.

John Haines, director of golf at Greystone, a yet-to-open club in northern Baltimore County, will serve as captain of the Middle Atlantic team.

The members are Darell Bullis, Lakewood; Joe Goodrich, International; Ron Hatch, CC of Virginia; Phil Henry, Hillendale; Tom Highsmith, Kingsmill; Jon Hineline, Brandermill; Brian Hughes, TPC-Avenel; Ken Molenda, Kenwood; David Oates, Loudoun; Pat Owen, Naval Academy; Steve Ranney, Burning Tree; J.B. SanGiacomo, Suffolk; Don Slebodnik, University of Maryland; and John Stacey, Congressional.

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A $1 million hole-in-one tournament, sponsored by the Sertoma Club of Frederick, will be held Friday through Sunday at the I-70 Driving Range in Frederick (Exit 56 off I-70). The special hole will measure 150 yards.

The format calls for qualifying rounds, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Ten shooters, to include those who record a hole-in-one and the ones nearest the pin, will advance from each qualifying round to a final shootout Sunday afternoon.

At stake in the final will be a $1 million prize to anyone who scores an ace. Other prizes will be awarded for holes in one in the qualifying rounds, as well as those within 10 feet of the cup.

Individual balls are $1 a shot, or seven for $5, with proceeds going to the sponsor's speech- and hearing-impaired and youth sports programs, plus college scholarship funds. For information, call the I-70 Range at (301) 695-4653.

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The team of Dorethea Greene, Audrey Hopkins-Brown, Barbara McLaughlin, and Sarah Martin, having made it through two stages of qualifying for the annual American Cancer Society tournament, will participate in the national championship finals, Oct. 25-27, at the Doral CC in Miami, Fla.

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For the 17th consecutive year, the United States Golf Association accepted a record number of entries for its national championships. Eight of the 13 events achieved new levels, with an overall total of 28,638, up by 1,299 from a year ago.

The number of entries has increased by 60 percent in the last 10 years and has nearly doubled since 1975. The most popular event continued to be the U.S. Open, where a record 6,198 entries with a handicap of three or less sought places in the championship field at Medinah CC in June.

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The Golfers Charitable Association will hold its annual tournament Tuesday at Hillendale CC. . . . The Johns Hopkins Diabetes Center will hold its first mixed tournament, Oct. 22, at Hunt Valley GC. For information, call Mary Meyer at 435-8569 or Joanne Schill at 296-0806.

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This week's schedule:

Today -- Middle Atlantic Golf Association Amateur Championship, Woodholme CC, 7:30 a.m. Wednesday -- Squire Cup, Crofton CC, 8 a.m. Thursday -- Squire Cup, Crofton CC, 8 a.m. Friday -- Middle Atlantic PGA pro-am, Montgomery CC, 8 a.m.

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