Potomac Challenge matches seniors from Maryland and Virginia

October 09, 1994|By John W. Stewart | John W. Stewart,Sun Staff Writer

The first Potomac Challenge, matching senior golfers from Maryland and Virginia, will be held Thursday and Friday at the Country Club of Fairfax.

The Maryland team will come from the Free State Seniors Association.

The format calls for 12 players for each side in two nine-hole pairings each day, with one point for each match. Thursday's play will be alternate shot and fourball and Friday's team aggregate and individual. Two 70-over golfers must play for each side in each nine-hole match and will go head-to-head in the singles.

The Free State team lists Bob Bonnell, Elkridge; Wally Engle, Hillendale; Bill Hyssong, Hunt Valley; George Jagusch, CC Woodmore; Jim Kleman, Prospect Bay; Lary Larson, Prospect Bay; Don Lighter, Argyle; Jim O'Malley, Lakewood; Marty Parks, Suburban; Jim Peelman, Lakewood; Jerry Phipps, CC Maryland; Bob Slaght, Rolling Road; Dick Stearns, Port America, and Jack Willard, Argyle.

Super(s) effort

The Mid-Atlantic Association of Golf Course Superintendents has three major tournaments scheduled during the next 10 days, two of them this week.

The eighth annual John Deere team championship will be held tomorrow at Green Spring Valley Hunt Club.

Club teams are represented by the superintendent, the golf professional, the club manager and club president.

PD The tournament winner will serve as a qualifier for the national

tournament, due Nov. 10-13 in Palm Springs, Calif.

On Tuesday, the MAAGCS will hold its annual championship tournament at Queenstown Harbor Golf Links, and on Oct. 19, the sixth annual Turfgrass Research tournament will be held at the University of Maryland Golf Course in College Park. The program benefits the university's Turfgrass Research Center.


There are 53 entries, including Troy Beck of Glenn Dale GC and M. J. Smith of Army Navy CC, for the Middle Atlantic PGA Tournament of Champions Thursday and Friday at Old South CC. The event will determine its player of the year, currently a race between leader Wayne DeFrancesco of Woodholme CC and David Quelland, the MAPGA's stroke and match-play champion from Ocean City Y&CC, who trails by 1 3/4 points. . . . The first two-woman team championship of the Maryland State Golf Association will be held Thursday at Walden CC, with 44 teams in the field. . . . The fall meeting and awards luncheon of the Women's Golf Association, the organization's final event of the season, will be held Friday at Green Spring Valley Hunt Club. . . . The Junior Achievement of Central Maryland will hold a tournament (four-man scramble) on Oct. 24 at the Country Club of Maryland, with proceeds to benefit JA's in-school economic education programs for children at all grade levels. Information is available from Brian Kagen, (410) 527-1966.

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