Patrick wins River Run tournament

GOLF NOTES

August 14, 1994|By Blair Holley | Blair Holley,Special to The Sun

Dave Patrick's name topped the score sheet in the recent River Run Employee Tournament and, at the end, his even-par 35 topped the gross honors column by one slim stroke over Charlie Culbertson.

Culbertson earned an early one-stroke advantage in the nine-hole event, but he and Patrick traded the lead three times in the first six holes. Coming to the ninth hole all even, Patrick birdied as Culbertson bogied for the final difference. But Culbertson's one-over 36 was good enough for a 33 Calloway net and honors atop the handicap list. And the finish was just as close here as in the gross competition when Jack Wisniewski came home with a 51-17 for a 34.

Also at 34, on a long-day 66-32, was Andy Szypoli, who was ranked as third net in a match of cards with Wisniewski. In the fourth net place was Chris Popoli at 51-36, 35.

The final net spot went to Sue Riley who copped the fifth prize on yet another match of cards, with a 46-11, 35 which included an opening-hole triple bogey 7. Charles Cartwright was even more unfortunate, when he opened with a quadruple bogey 8 and then recovered to shoot single-bogey golf the rest of the way. That 8 returned, however, to haunt him when it became the tie breaker in a match with Riley and knocked Cartwright out of the prize list.

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In The Beach Club's Senior League Morning Melee, Herb Laderer repeated last week's victory, this time with a 71 net on 90-19 figures, although he tied with John Lansinger at 94-23, 71 and they split the first and second prizes.

Elinor Lees comfortably won the Ocean Pines Women's Club Championship with a 186 total over the 36 holes.

In First Flight action, Ethel Betts was first with a 202 total and Laverne Powell took runner-up honors on a 208. Tish Ewing was next in the Second Flight at 216, while Third Flight laurels went to Jane Chufar with 228 to the 231 of Carol Gombos.

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The Ocean Pines Ladies -- 9 Holers sponsored a Women's Delmarva Golf Association Invitational, played at the best two balls of four and with a theme of "Ain't Life Sweet?" Everything was decorated in a candy motif. All 12 clubs in the WDGA participated and 120 women showed up to play.

Ocean Pines women who played on winning teams included Teri Weigman on the front nine first place quartet (team score of 63) and, on the back nine, Gerri Martin and Mary Steen on the winning team at 62, although Jean Walker's team also had 62 but was placed second in a match of cards. Other place takers on the front side were Peggy Russo and Thelma Ward in second at 64, Beverly Smitley third with 65 and Annette Berry's bunch fourth at 67. Also on the home side, Dottie Calhoun and Mickey King third at 64 and Vicky Tillery fourth with a team mark of 66.

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To end as we began, at River Run Golf Club, the 1994 Gary Player Charity Golf Tournament will be held on that handsome layout on Sept. 11 and 12 with reductions in entry fees for registrations postmarked prior to Aug. 15, $225 per person, as opposed to $250. The event again benefits the Blind Industries and Services of Maryland and the Blair Atholl School, the latter located on Player's farm in South Africa.

Please call (800) 733-RUN or (410) 641-7200 for more information.

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