Local Teams Left Holding The Bag This Year

Golf

Carroll Entries Fail To Make Hanover Playoffs

August 25, 1991|By George Taylor

It wasn't a good season for Carroll County teams in the Hanover (Pa.) Industrial Golf League.

In fact, for one of the rare times, bothCarroll County entries -- K.M.A. Enterprises of Manchester and Tracey Construction of Taneytown -- failed to make the Tuesday League playoffs.

"It's not often that we are on the sidelines with the playoffs getting under way," said Mick Schmidt, captain of the Manchester team. "Of course, it wasn't so long ago that we swept the entire competition, so I guess it is our turn to take a back seat."

Manchester's eliminating setback was to defending champion Penn Villa. Most teams inboth the Tuesday and Thursday divisions of the Industrial League arebased in Pennsylvania.

Brian Etzler, who heads the Taneytown entry, had the same problems in keeping playoff hopes alive this time. The squad had been in the playoffs four of the last six years.

Whilethe weekly play is contested with four-player lineups, teams can carry up to 10 on their squads. Teams must compete with a 14-handicap limit.

In addition to Schmidt, others with Manchester are Doc Goodermuth, Bob Jones, Mike Zink, Fred Weaver, Phil Little and Donny, Martyand Hap Helwig.

The Taneytown teams include Etzler, Bill Young, Joe Hunt, Dave Corum, Bob Carrick, Richard Tracey and Trent Pierce.

All nine-hole matches are scheduled at the South Hills course, starting at 5:30 p.m. Competition is conducted on combined stroke and match play formats.

The Industrial League, which has been in operationfor more than 20 years, advances the leading four teams from both the Tuesday and Thursday divisions at the end of each season. After thesemifinal eliminations, the two undefeated teams from each league meet for the championship.

The best memory Schmidt has of this year's 16-week competition, however, is that he scored a hole-in-one on South Hill's No. 8 hole.

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Chris Conklin is the new stroke play golf champion at Bear Creek.

Conklin, playing in the competition for the first time, won with a 36-hole score of 152. After jumping to acommanding first-round lead with a 72, he played a cautious second round, carding 80.

Charles Pierson, with 79-84--163, was runner-up in the championship flight. Other flight leaders were:

First flight -- Dale Peddicord 83-82--165, Tom Kohr 81-85--166; Second flight --Bruce Ryan 94-95--189.

Winners in the Men's Twilight League at Bear Creek this week were:

Low gross -- Mark Kohr 38, Bill Clatterbuck 41; Low net -- Pat Hogan 30, Don Miller 32.

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The second annual Protectors of the Valley Invitational golf tournament will be played at Bear Creek on Friday.

Play will be under a captain's choiceformat and entry fee is $200 per foursome. In addition to prizes, a continental breakfast is offered. All foursomes will tee off with a "shot gun" start at 8 a.m.

The event is sponsored by the Pleasant Valley Volunteer Fire Department.

Information: Bob Fogel, 346-7485.

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In recent action at Wakefield Valley Golf Club, Eurith Bowers had low gross and Lib Graybeal low net in ladies nine-hole action.

Bowers carded a 52 and Ida Mae Hoff was second with a 54, while Graybeal had a 38, followed by Ginny Davis with a 41. Bowers had low putts and Graybeal won play of the day.

Byron and Ginny Grossnickle won the couples league with a 32, followed by Jim and Diane McFarland(33) and Bob and Diane Blubaugh (34).

The team of Stan Webster and Martin Saia had a gross of 34 to win the men's league. Wayne Fountain and Ed Cassity won low net honors with a 30.

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