Mount Pleasant captures Junior Interclub title, 8-1

Maryland Golf & Country falls in championship match

August 11, 1999|By SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Mount Pleasant Golf Course defeated Maryland Golf & Country Club, 8-1, to capture the Baltimore Junior Interclub championship at Green Spring Valley Hunt Club yesterday. The final matched teams had won their respective conference titles last week.

B.J. Muth-Kaitlyn Johnston won the front nine from Chris Baloga-Billy Wingerd for Maryland Golf's only point. The Mount Pleasant side came back to fashion a better-ball of 5 under par in taking the back nine and the match. Jamie Green-Mike Henson and James Chagetas-Tom Dyer accounted for the rest of the Mount's points with 3-0 sweeps.

16-17: Jamie Green-Mike Henson (MP) d. Andrew Hadday-Brian Frohn, 3-0; Chris Baloga-Billy Wingerd (MP) d. B.J. Muth-Kaitlyn Johnston, 2-1; James Chagetas-Tom Dyer (MP) d. Keith Hinder-Alex Brueggemann, 3-0.

WGA championship: Connie Pifer, making her second competitive start since the birth of a daughter three months ago, shot 36-3975, and claimed a three-stroke lead halfway through the annual Women's Golf Association championship at Hillendale Country Club.

Pifer, from Sparrows Point CC, who tied for second in the Greiner Cup last month, cited a couple of up-and-down efforts that got her round going early as the key to her effort over the 5,822-yard, par 37-3673 course.

Andrea Kraus, from Woodholme CC, and Bonnie Fry, Maryland Golf & CC, were at 78, followed by Tinker Sanger, Green Spring, 81.

The leaders: Connie Pifer, Hunt Valley, 36-3975; Andrea Kraus, Woodholme, 39-3978; Bonnie Fry, Maryland Golf, 40-3878; Tinker Sanger, Green Spring, 42-3981; Jane DuBois, Maryland Golf, 40-4282; Joan Winchester, Rolling Road, 41-4182.

First flight: Young Ja Kim, Cattail Creek, 44-4488; Toni Lekas, Sparrows Point, 41-4788; Pat Erdly, Hillendale, 45-4489. Second flight: Honey Bushman, Hillendale, 43-4386; Jackie Henderson, Hillendale, 49-3988; Pat Brennan, Hillendale, 46-4490. Third flight: Maddie Levine, Wodholme, 44-4791; Anne Engle, Hillendale, 46-5096.

U.S. Women's Amateur: Leland Beckel of Bethesda posted a second-round 2-over-par 74, good for a 36-hole total of 150, and a place in the 64-player draw that begins this morning at the Biltmore Forest CC in Asheville, N.C.

Natalie Gulbis, 16, from Citrus Heights, Calif., added a 66 to an opening 71 for a record medal-winning score of 137. The cut fell at 153.

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