Woodholme makes a hit off tee

September 17, 1995|By John W. Stewart | John W. Stewart,Sun Staff Writer

With the conclusion of qualifying play today in the U.S. Mid-Amateur championship, the membership and staff of Woodholme Country Club will heave a collective sigh of relief. They will have showcased their golf course and club facilities to some of the best players in the world, and made it through with flying colors.

Two years ago, when the USGA formulated plans for enlarging the championship field and initiated the two-course format for selecting the 64 men to continue at match play, it put a premium on second-course selection.

Several area clubs bid for the opportunity to be the second course here, and Woodholme got the nod.

The club hosted the annual contestants' dinner Friday night, at which brief remarks were made by Jim McKay and Tom Fazio, course architect for Caves Valley.

"The most important thing was that everybody had to realize how important this championship is to the community and to the state," said general chairman Bobby Levine, a member of both clubs. "We had two fine golf courses and we needed the people to work together. It has been a team effort."

Although Woodholme might have been considered the second course, there was nothing secondary about its contributions to this event. Morton Plant was club president when the bid was submitted, and directed much of the work involved. Abe Adler, in his first year as club president, has continued that work.

"In this particular situation, it is good to be No. 2," said Jamie Wilen, chairman of the house committee. "We think we have one of the best golf courses around, and we take pride in it."

Oriole tournament

The annual Oriole tournament, the handicap championship of the Women's Golf Association will be held at Eagle's Nest Tuesday and Wednesday with a full field of 72. .

The tee times and pairings:

First tee: 8:15--Sally Casey, Midge Thursby; 8:20--JoAnne Salerno, Bobby Farr; 8:25--Joan Winchester, Mary Jo Watson; 8:30--Joan Lins, Kanya Chintrisna; 8:35--Pat McCarthy, Judy Mehrling; 8:40--Lucy Preston, Arlene Birnbaum; 8:45-- Joan Marconi, Erica Overholser; 8:50--Moon Kim, Rita Gillham; 8:55--Ann Gillespie, Clara Linkoff; 9:00--Young Ja Kim, Beverly Ebaugh; 9:05--Pat Jackson, Peggy Miller; 9:10--Maria Ficarro, Pat Hagan; 9:15--Susan Mehiel, Liz Ireton; 9:20--Nancy Trail, Sue Bartnick; 9:25--Alice Horst, Lisa DeFerinando; 9:30--Vera Spencer-Strong, Jean Mulcahey; 9:35--Georgelle Burns, Beverly Beall; 9:40--Patsy Kern, Carolyn Beall.

10th tee: 8:15--Shirley Cobb, Joyce Koehlert; 8:20--Judy Hoff, Irene Wells; 8:25--Bert Pakulski, Paula Sovero; 8:30---Marge Myers; Rose O'Doherty; 8:35-- Eleanor Appling, Theresa Peterka; Mary Ellen Dunnigan, Evelyn Richardson; 8:45--Sandra Peltz, MaryLee Hormes; 8:50--Pat Erdly, Hortense Amernick; 9:00--Gloria Bortz, Jane Clements; 9:05--Jackie Henderson, Nancy Peverley; 9:10--Pat Rock, Roberta Lavin; 9:15--Jimmy Katz, Catherine Stafford; 9:20--Pat Brennan, Patricia Campbell; 9:25--JoAnn Gallizzo, Irene Fountain; 9:30--Terrie East, Peggy Krug; 9:35--Dottie Turnau, Lee Widhelm; 9:40--Jane Brennan, Anne Engle; 9:45--Kathy Rose, Dee Carney.

This week's schedule:

U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship today at Caves Valley GC and Woodholme CC, 7:45 a.m, and tomorrow-Thursday, Caves Valley 8 a.m. Tomorrow --Middle Atlantic PGA Head Pro championship, Cumberland CC, 8 a.m. Tuesday--Oriole tournament, Eagle's Nest (also Wednesday), 8:15 a.m.; Middle Atlantic PGA Senior Tour, Loudoun CC, Purcellville, Va., 10 a.m. Thursday--Maryland State Senior Women, Indian Spring CC, 8 a.m. Friday-Sunday--Maryland Amateur Stroke Play Championship, Mt. Pleasant GC, 7:30 a.m.

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