Schultz takes Middle Atlantic PGA crown

DeFrancesco's challenge falls short at Chartwell


September 05, 2001|By SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Dirk Schultz, head professional at Beaver Creek Country Club in Hagerstown, shot 66-35 - 101 over 27 holes at Chartwell Country Club and won the annual Northern Chapter championship of the Middle Atlantic PGA yesterday.

Schultz, 6-under par for the morning round, had two birdies and his only bogey, a three-putt at No. 2, in the afternoon. Runner-up Wayne DeFrancesco, winner of the Section championship two weeks ago, finished 69-34 - 103.

DeFrancesco, a teaching professional at Woodholme CC in Pikesville who eagled No. 9 and dropped to 3-under par on his first nine, was 2-over for his first seven holes of the back nine. From there, he mounted a challenge with four birdies in a stretch of five holes that carried through the first three holes of the afternoon. One shot behind Schultz at that point, he ran off six straight pars, while Schultz padded his margin with a birdie at the ninth.

Steve Cramer, head pro at Crofton CC, and Bryan Koslosky, Bruce Crampton Sports, tied for third at 106 in the 32-player field. Among the nine Seniors, John McNaney, Chardonay Golf Range in Woodlawn, won with 106, just ahead of Larry Ringer, Country Road DR, 107, and Bill Horney, head pro at Prospect Bay CC. 108.

The leaders: Dirk Schultz, Beaver Creek CC, 66-35 - 101; Wayne DeFrancesco, Woosholme CC, 69-34 - 103; Steve Cramer, Crofton CC, 71-35 - 106; Bryan Koslosky, Bruce Crampton Sports, 70-36 - 106; Mike Gebhard, Beechtree GC, 70-37 - 107; Mark Evenson, Suburban Club, 72-36 - 108; Mark Spolarich, Night Hawk GR, 72-36 - 108; Mike Norton, Maryland Golf, 74-35 - 109; Don Slebodnik, Night Hawk GR, 72-37 - 109; Jeff Osberg, Hawthorne CC, 74-35 - 109.

Senior leaders: John McNaney, Chardonay DR, 72-34 - 106; Larry Ringer, Country Road DR, 72-35 - 107; Bill Horney, Prospect Bay CC, 73-75 - 108. Frank Blind, Diamond Ridge GC, 76-36 - 112.

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