Two Teams Advance To Tourney In Florida

GOLF

September 08, 1991|By George Taylor

More than 30 teams competed in the sectional finals of the Oldsmobile Scramble tournament at Wakefield Valley.

Two of the teams will advance to the national finals this fall at the Disney World course inOrlando, Fla.

The five-man team from Clifton Park captured top honors in low gross, scoring 28-27--55. Actually, this total topped both low gross and low net scores, but the Clifton Park team chose to enter the low gross competition in Florida. Chestnut Ridge was awarded low net at Wakefield, scoring 56.

Clifton's winning team included Joe Loito, Gary Matz, Eddie Matczuk, Dennis Lynn and Frank Pastore.

Competing for Chestnut Ridge were Steve Hord, Bob East, Buzz Hiken, Rich Sammis and Harvey Hess.

The VFW team of Frederick was runner-up in the gross division with a score of 59. Holly Hills was second among the net teams with 56.

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The Western Maryland College course opened an active fall program yesterday, playing host to annual team matches involving seven schools.

Entered in the event were WMC, St. Mary's, University of Maryland-Baltimore County, St. Joseph of Philadelphia, Gettysburg College, Frederick Community College and Wesley Community College.

Also on the WMC schedule is a stroke play event for attorneys attending the seminar classes on Sept. 13 (Stewart Goldberg is chairman).

The Random House twilight league (under direction of Fran Nason) and the Church of Nazarene (under director Phil Morse) will conclude their seasons on Saturday.

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It took two extra holes to decide this year's winner of the two-man team championship at PineyBranch.

In the final round of match play, Doug Jacobs and Ken O'Dea edged John Merkle and Phil Bossom on the 20th hole.

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Winners of the "variety" tournament at Bear Creek were John Sullivan and Gary Mitchell, scoring 73 in low gross, and Tom Kohr and Charles Pierson, with 72 in low net.

Contestants played six holes under a formatof selective shots, six holes of better ball play and six holes at alternate shots.

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Professional Dan Loucks is accepting pupils for his fall minischool sessions at Liberty Golf Park.

These small group sessions, which feature coverage of all phases of the game (grass greens for putting and sand for trap shots) are limited to four one-hour sessions for a total price of $55.

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Under construction and scheduled to open late next spring is the Oakmont Green course inHampstead.

"We are happy to have things under way," said Jim Matthews, president of the Oak Investment Co., which sponsored the project. "There is a lot of red tape to climb through before building a golf course.

"But we now have solved all the problems involving soil,turf and environmental restrictions.

The 18-hole course will operate on a daily fee basis. Course length varies from 6,400 to 6,700 yards.

Three bodies of water on the course will come into play on five holes.

The project's golfing operation rights were sold to Lee Snyder, who also supervises a course in Spring Grove Township, Pa.

There are 90 lots for homesites surrounding the course, with lots ranging from three-quarters of an acre to two acres.

Two other new courses are under consideration in Carroll -- one in Finksburg, the other near Mount Airy.

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