Tourney draws stars

GOLF

August 08, 1993|By Blair Holley | Blair Holley,Contributing Writer

It's not too early to set your sights on one of the top golf events of the year -- the American Express/Toyota Celebrity Golf Tournament, which will be held Oct. 22 and 23 at Eagle's Landing. Its success last year is attracting some big-name contestants.

Already signed up to play are Seattle Mariners hitting coach Ken Griffey Sr., which shouldn't be surprising since the Mariners third-base coach, Sam Perlozzo, is involved in getting stars to play. Others on the roster include Don Nottingham, who ran for the Baltimore Colts, and all-time great Larry Brown of the Washington Redskins.

The entry fee is $175 per person, or $700 per foursome.

More information is available from Tom Perlozzo, director of the Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department, at (410) 250-0125 or Andy Loving at Eagle's Landing, (410) 213-7277. Tom Perlozzo is Sam's brother.

Tournament tidbits

Member-guest tournaments are always fun and an occasion for friends to get together and also win golf prizes.

The men's member-guest event at Ocean City Golf and Yacht Club was no exception. Leading the no-handicap column were Butch James of the host club and Connall Turner of Green Hill Yacht and Country Club, who played a format of first-day better ball and second-day aggregate to take the gross competition with a 221 total.

In second, with 229, were Evan Hileman and Ed Hileman of River Run, with third going to Rusty Cahall and John Myers of Eagle's Landing at 230.

The top winning net players were Jim Flaig and Tom Ringgold of Wakefield Valley, who totaled 187. Next in line were Cecil Estes and Dick Ponton of Salt Pond at 190.

Closest-to-the-pin competition proved interesting, with the best shot of the day a 2-foot-4 3/4 -inch winner on the seaside's 154-yard 8th by Stanley Silverstein of Turf Valley.

Other winners were Connall Turner on the 154-yard bayside No. 2, Jim Cavanaugh at 4 feet on the 174-yard bayside 17th and Paul Ewell with the second best shot of the day on the 152-yard seaside 15th at 3 feet, 6 1/2 inches.

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