Locals Dollenberg, Pusin are in Junior World field

GOLF Notebook

July 18, 1993|By John W. Stewart | John W. Stewart,Staff Writer

Kristin Dollenberg of Timonium and Stacey Pusin of Baltimore will be in the field for this week's Optimist Junior World tournament, having previously qualified at the state level. The championship will be played at Torrey Pines Golf Club in San Diego, beginning Wednesday.

In the state event, played at West-Winds Country Club in Frederick, Dollenberg gained her second trip to the event when she won a three-hole playoff after she and Pusin had tied at 78.

Dollenberg, 17, has been a fixture on the area Junior scene for several years. She won two Maryland high school championships before graduating from Dulaney, and is headed to James Madison University this fall.

In last week's Bobby Bowers tournament in Springfield, Va., Dollenberg, who has a 9 handicap at Baltimore CC, went to the semifinals where she lost to Karla Roberson of Chesapeake, Va., 4 and 3. Pusin was in the same field, losing in the first round to Chrissy Arriola of Burke, Va., 1-up.

Pusin's rise through the golfing ranks has been much more recent. A senior at Park School, Pusin, 17, had not broken 85 in competition until her Optimist qualifying round.

Un-Canney performance

For Dick Canney, head professional at Chantilly National G&CC in Centreville, Va., it was a thrill to play two rounds of the Senior Open with Jack Nicklaus and Isao Aoki, but he'd like to have the last eight holes over again. From a respectable 5-over-par 76 the first day, and a decent front nine the second, he ballooned 12-over-par on his last eight holes, finishing with an 87.

"I've had back problems off and on for the last four [or] five years, and with a practice round and two competitive rounds, my back and legs just gave out on me," said Canney, who was the first alternate from a qualifying round at Columbia CC.

Bowers winner

Jenny Chuasiriporn of Timonium and Wes Lovell of Cockeysville each won titles in the 19th annual Bobby Bowers Memorial Junior tournament at Springfield (Va.) CC.

Chuasiriporn, 16, a junior at Notre Dame Prep, earned an unprecedented third consecutive girls championship with a 2-and-1 decision over Roberson. Lovell, 15, a sophomore at Boys' Latin, took the boys 14-15 division, beating Keith Unikel of Potomac, 2 and 1.

This week's schedule: Tomorrow -- Maryland State Pro-Am (Pro-Scratch), Chantilly Manor CC, Rising Sun, 8:30 a.m. Tuesday-Friday -- Maryland State Women's Amateur, Eagle's Nest, 8:30 a.m. Friday -- Middle Atlantic PGA Pro-Junior, several sites, including Rocky Point GC, 8 a.m. Saturday -- Baltimore City Amateur, Bonnie View CC, 12:30 p.m. Sunday -- Baltimore City Amateur, Bonnie View CC, 1 p.m.

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