A hole in one and celebrity action

August 29, 1993|By Blair Holley | Blair Holley,Contributing Writer

Whether it's a rare hole in one or top tournament honors, area golf courses have seen plenty of action in recent weeks. Among the highlights:

* Judge S. Gerald Corso employed his trusty 9-iron to score a hole in one on the 156-yard 16th at Ocean Pines Golf Club. The handsome shot was witnessed by his son, Jerry Jr., as well as by guests John Devine and son John Jr.

* The Second Annual Employees' Tournament was held over nine holes at River Run, and 32 players participated, enjoying the golf and then cocktails and dinner. Dave Patrick won the gross title with a 39, as last year's champ, Charlie Culbertson, had enough on his hands as chairman of the event. In the net competition, using the Calloway system, Ben Terry was first with a 33, edging the 34 of Chris Scott.

* The Ocean City Golf & Yacht Club Men's Championship went to Evan Hileman with a two-day total of 141, as Craig Smith took the runner-up slot at 153 and Bob Warfield finished third with 154. In the First Flight, Rusty Cahall won with a 154, while Second Flight laurels went to Jay Coleman at 168 and Third Flight to Red Green at 186.

* In a women's event at OCG&YC, Sally Mason won gross honors in the 0-24 handicap class with an 87 and Jane Emich took net laurels on a 72; Kate Davis earned first in the 25-30 handicap group with a 102 card and Mary Sanford was first in net at 75; and the 31-40 handicap winners were even better, as Audrey Thompson shot a 98 and Jeanne Green a 72.

Teeing up

Tee off with celebrity athletes Brig Owens, Sam Jones or Gary Player or finish your round with crab at Waterman's Restaurant. Take your pick from these tournaments:

* Two more celebrities have joined the list of participants set to XTC play in the Oct. 22-23 American Express/Toyota Tournament. Recently signed up are former Boston Celtic great Sam Jones and former Washington Redskin defensive back Brig Owens. They will play in the popular scramble format in which each foursome plays with a celebrity.

Team and individual registrations are being taken on a first-come, first-served basis. The entry fee is $175 per person or $700 per foursome, and festivities include a welcoming reception at the Coconut Malorie Hotel on Oct. 22 and a big awards dinner at the Princess Royale following golf the next day. Call Tom Perlozzo of Ocean City Recreation & Parks -- whose youth programs benefit from the event -- at (410) 250-0125 or Andy Loving of Eagle's Landing Golf Course at (410) 213-7277.

* On Sept. 21, the first Gary Player/River Run Youth Benefit Tournament will be held with proceeds benefiting Showell Elementary School in Worcester County and Blair Atholl School in South Africa, the latter established by the Player Foundation to upgrade and expand rural schools in the champion golfer's native land. A best-ball event, the tourney begins at 8:30 a.m. with a nine-hole event; the winner gets to play a round with Gary Player. Tickets are available at the Comfort Inn Gold Coast, the Princess Royale Hotel and the Sheraton Fontainbleau Hotel. For information, call the River Run at (410) 641-7200.

* The Preston A. Pairo Memorial Outing will be held Sept. 23 at the Beach Club Golf Links in Berlin with low gross prizes, low net on Calloway and the usual near-pin and long-drive awards. A shotgun start at 9 a.m. will be followed by one of the year's best deals: a four-hour period at Waterman's Restaurant on Route 50 with an open bar, steamed crab, crab soup, clams on the half shell, Italian sausage sandwiches, beef sandwiches, steamed shrimp and more. The tab is $75 per golfer and checks should be made payable to Negotiations Inc., 12507 Sunset Ave., No. 11, Ocean City, Md., 21842; or call (410) 213-0022 or (410) 213-2122 for information.

Around the fairways

In the usual weekly lineup of events at Pine Shore Golf, Sunday Scramble honors went to Bob Herlth, Frank Coleman, George Groth and Joe Franciamone at 55, while in the Monday Scramble it was Steve Trussell, John Weippert, Pete Forest and George Dunphy with 29 over nine holes.

The Ladies League winners were Jean Wakeford, Joan Steyer, Dorothea Algiers and Honey Updike with a 57. Wednesday Scramblers were John Zingo, Jack Callaway, Jim Kelly and Franciamone at 54. And, Just For Fun Coed Scramble winners were Gini Tufts, Bill Brown and Groth at 28.

In Ocean Pines Ladies Golf Association-18 Holers gross and net events, Louise Yeatman won twice with gross scores of 96 and 92, both times over Ethel Betts who shot 97 and 95. First, Ann Delaney took low net at 74 then it was Jane Herzog and Tish Ewing tied at 73. Low Putts went to Charlotte Manning at 30. Joanne Kirby joined Margaret Markiewicz, Mardie Davis and Delaney for second net at 120 in an invitational at Nutter's Crossing.

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