There will be 165 Maryland entries in the record field of 3,512 when the 10th annual DuPont World Amateur Handicap championship begins in the Myrtle Beach, S.C., area this week.
The five-day event, which calls for 39 flights of players on 50 courses along the Grand Strand of coastal North and South Carolina, has attracted entries from 47 states and 16 countries. Maryland's turnout places it among the top 10 states represented.
Flight winners will advance to an 18-hole playoff to determine the overall winner.
Jenny Chuasiriporn of Hunt Valley GC and Bart DeLuca of Rolling Road GC were among the winners at the Junior Golfers of Washington Association's season-ending Tournament of Champions at Kenwood CC.
Chuasiriporn easily won the Girls division with 74, followed by Mallory Crosland of Chevy Chase, 87. DeLuca won the Boys 13-under division with an 83, beating Mike Ball of Bretton Woods (84).
Chad Moseley of Westwood CC was low in the Open division with a 71, and was honored as the Junior of the Year. The runner-up was Peter Chalfont of Columbia CC at 74.
When Tina Barrett, who plays out of Sparrows Point CC, won $30,569 for her third-place finish in last week's Minnesota LPGA Classic, it moved her to No. 19 on the year's money list at $196,653 (20 events), surpassing her previous season-high of $184,719, set last year.
The latest tour statistics reflect her improvement. She has moved into the top 10 in the Solheim Cup standings (the women's version of the men professionals' Ryder Cup). Among the statistical categories, Barrett is fourth in fairways hit in regulation (.811); sixth in sand saves (.542); and tied for third in eagles (seven).
* Shannon Hanley, of Germantown, had her best finish on the Futures tour with a tie for seventh in her final start, the Railside Classic in Gibson City, Ill.
* Seventy-four players will compete for five places when sectional qualifying for the U.S. Senior Amateur championship is held tomorrow at International Town & Country Club in Fairfax, Va.
* The 65th Senior Men's championship of the Maryland State Golf Association will be held Friday at Baltimore CC. Robert Ellett of Hunt Valley GC is the defending champ.
* Local qualifying for the annual Mark Calcavecchia Pro-Am, which benefits Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, will be held tomorrow at Hunt Valley Golf Club.
* The annual Ronald McDonald Pro-Am is set for tomorrow at Eagle's Nest, an event that will include tour professionals Tina Barrett, Cindy Figg-Currier, Lori Garbacz, Joan Pitcock, Nancy Scranton, Colleen Walker, Brian Claar, Russ Cochran, Fred Funk, Buddy Gardner, Bill Glasson, Neil Lancaster, Don Massengale and Ken Still.
This week's schedule
Tomorrow -- Middle Atlantic PGA Pro-Am, Wakefield Valley GC, Westminster, 8 a.m.; Qualifying for U.S. Senior Amateur, International T&CC, 8 a.m.; Ronald McDonald Pro-Am, Eagle's Nest, 10:45 a.m. Tuesday -- Women's Golf Association, Chestnut Ridge CC and Bonnie View CC, 9 a.m. Friday -- Maryland State Golf Association Senior Amateur, Baltimore CC, 7:30 a.m.