Serge Hogg and Jenny Chuasiriporn won the boys and girls overall titles, respectively, in the local segment of the annual Middle Atlantic PGA Pro-Junior tournament at Rocky Point Golf Course yesterday.
The course escaped much of the day's rainy weather, with only five of 22 groups forced to wait out a 45-minute delay before completing their rounds.
Hogg, playing from Longview Golf Course, won on a match of cards after tying with Dean Blankenship of Wakefield Valley GC. The 3 handicappers registered a 1-over-par 73. Chuasiriporn, 14, a previous winner in events on this eastern Baltimore County course, had her best round for the site, 39-3978.
Hogg, 16, and a Calvert Hall senior, went 4-over par on the last three holes of the front nine, then dipped 3 under on the return for 39-34 against a par of 35-37. Blankenship, 17, a senior at Westminster High School, had an interesting day with the putter, as he had five birdies and four three-putts on his way to six bogeys for 36-37.
Jimmy Hyams of Woodholme CC won the pro sweeps with a 4-under-par 35-33-68.
Overall winner: Jenny Chuasiriporn, Hunt Valley, 39-3978. 2. Kristin Dollenberg, Baltimore CC, 45-4287. 3. Laura Patterson, Cambridge, 48-4492.
Overall winner: Serge Hogg, Longview, 39-3473.
16-17: Dean Blankenship, Wakefield Valley, 36-3773; Mike Hartman, Hillendale, 33-4174; Jason Danner, Ocean City, 40-3676. 14-15: Joey Chuasiriporn, Hunt Valley, 37-3976; John Lynch, Ocean City, 34-4579; Tim Moores, Hunt Valley, 38-4482. 11-13: Wes Lovell, Hunt Valley, 46-4288; Kevin Dooley, Rolling Road, 47-4794; Sean Howard, Pine Ridge, 47-5097. 10-under: Brett Holthaus, Hillendale, 50-55105; Darrin Mandel, Woodholme, 56-62118; Pat Buenger, Bear Creek, 62-72134.
Team gross: Carey Mumford, Aaron Mumford, Jason Danner, John Lynch, Ross Palmer, Ocean City, 65. Team net: Stephen Jones, Liberty Golf Park; Dean Blankenship, Wakefield Valley; Jeff Blessing, Kevin Tracy, Diamond Ridge, 53.
Pro sweeps: Jimmy Hyams, Woodholme, 35-3368; Mike Wynne, Hunt Valley, 34-3569; Joe Rahnis, Rocky Point, 35-3671; Mark Paolini, Clifton Park, 35-3671; Stephen Jones, Liberty Golf Park, 35-3873; Darrin Schildt, Wakefield Valley, 34-4074; Frank Blind, Diamond Ridge, 37-3875; Bart Colgan, Longview, 39-3675; Troy Marts, Rolling Road, 37-3875; Marty Ries, Suburban, 35-4075; Leighton Thomas, Wakefield Valley, 37-3875; Phil Henry, Hillendale, 36-3975.