Carole Davies spiced a 1-under-par round of 73 with the second hole-in-one of her career, as she claimed the medal in qualifying for the 71st annual Maryland State Golf Association Women's Amateur championship at Rolling Road Golf Club yesterday.
Davies, an annual participant from Argyle CC, hit a pitching wedge shot at the 99-yard downhill 10th. The ball took one bounce and found the cup. Her other one also came in this championship, the 1980 edition at Kenwood CC.
For the 37-36 tour of the 5,647-yard, par-74 Catonsville course, she turned even, offset the hole-in-one with two bogeys, then dipped under par by chipping in for birdie at the 409-yard 16th, a par-5 for women.
Shannon Hanley of Congressional CC, last year's runner-up to two-time champion Jane Fitzgerald, had an up-and-down workout that included three double-bogeys and seven birdies in fashioning a 38-3775. Fitzgerald, wife of Chevy Chase professional Jim Fitzgerald, is pregnant with the couple's second child and is not defending her title.
Baltimore Metropolitan champion Andrea Kraus of Woodholme CC and Pam Soliman of Eagle's Nest followed with 76s. There were two former champions in the field. Jane Mason (1965, 1974) of Nassawango CC recorded 83 and was one of four to make the championship flight in a five-for-four-places playoff, and Joan Winchester (1967, 1972-73) of Rolling Road had 85.
8 a.m.--Carole Davies, Argyle (73) vs. Linda Hickman, Chartwell (83); 8:06--Lisa Skaggs, VFW-Frederick (80) vs. Kanya Chintrisna, Rolling Road (81); 8:12--Pam Soliman, Eagle's Nest (76) vs. Shirley Williams, Mount Pleasant (83); 8:18--Sheila Dagucon, Montgomery (77) vs. Joan Lins, Turf Valley (81); 8:24--Shannon Hanley, Congressional (75) vs. Carole Ratcliffe, Chartwell (83); 8:30--Cheri Cooper, Hobbit's Glen ()80) vs. Leigh Farrell, CC Maryland (81); 8:36--Andrea Kraus, Woodholme (76) vs. Jane Mason, Nassawango (83); 8:42--Bonnie Fry, Maryland Golf (79) vs. Cami Berher, Montgomery Village (81).
8:54--Sharon Pusin, Suburban (83) vs. Joan Winchester, Rolling Road (85); 9:00--Katie O'Neil, CC Maryland (84) vs. Cindy Peterka, Sparrows Point (84); 9:06--Connie Pifer, Hunt Valley (84) lTC vs. Becky Sun, Prospect Bay (85); 9:12--Anne Bailey, Robin Dale (84) vs. Beth Plecker, Manor (84).
9:24--Terry Abrams, Chestnut Ridge (86) vs. Marion Mariscal (88); 9:30--Marie Driessen, Hobbit's Glen (87) vs. Jenny Chuasiriporn, Hunt Valley (87); 9:36--Tricia Gates, Columbia (86) vs. Judy Myers, Laytonsville (87); 9:42--Pat Bolte, Elk's Club (86) vs. Lindy Crismer, Rolling Road (87).
9:54--Karen Smith, U. Maryland (88) vs. Marty King, Chartwell (91); 10:00--Bobby Farr, Elkridge (88) vs. Lynne Hunter, Turf Valley (89); 10:06--Carlee Jones, Beaver Creek (88) vs. Lucinda Garde, WestWinds (90); 10:12--Young Ja Kim, Hobbit's Glen (88) vs. Stephanie Kell, CC Maryland (90).
10:24--Pressie Hoffman, Chevy Chase (91) vs. Ethel Davis, Chartwell (97); 10:30--Susan Schuh, Hunt Valley (93) vs. Deborah Rhodes, Piney Branch (93); 10:36--Carolyn Hudson, Bowie (91) vs. Stacey Blackburn, Swan Creek (93); 10:42--Glena Wirtanen, Hunt Valley (92) vs. Jean Opeka, Prince George's (93).
Susan Tucker, Hunt Valley (97), bye; 10:54--Betsy Morgan, Elkridge (100) vs. Erica Overholser, Hobbit's Glen (102); Theresa Meissner, Brooke Manor (98), bye; Horty Amernick, Woodholme (97).