Smith takes Ladies Publinx title

July 14, 2002|By SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Karen Smith struggled down the stretch with a string of bogeys, but had enough left at the end to hold off Arlene Zamora by a stroke and win the annual Ladies Publinx championship at Forest Park Golf Course yesterday.

Smith posted 36-41--77 to 43-35--78 for Zamora, runner-up for the second straight year.

Smith, from Chestertown and the University of Maryland GC, included one birdie in her par-matching front nine, then went on to have 28 putts in her 6-over-par round. Zamora, who plays from Pine Ridge, was 8-over through the first 10 holes then settled down to play the last eight at 1-under.

Carol Wright (82) and Arlene James (90) earned low gross in the other flights, while the net leaders were Elain House (66), Debra Fox (62) and Bonnie Kistner (62) in the 52-player field.

Champion: Karen Smith 36-41--77. Runner-up: Arlene Zamora 43-35--78. First flight leaders: Gross -- Zamora. Net -- Elain House 80-14--66; Doris King 79-10--69; Patti Jahnigen 82-13--69. Second flight: Gross -- Carol Wright 45-37--82. Net -- Debra Fox 83-21--62; Linda Miles 89-23--66; Geraldine Klauber 83-16--67. Third flight: Gross -- Arlene James 47-43--90. Net--Bonnie Kistner 91-29--62; Elizabeth Lewis 101-38--63; Doris Biondo 92-28--64; Helen Tennant 92-27--65. Calloway flight: Karen Adamski 103-28--75; Rachel Cook 110-33--77; Delores Cooke 128-50--78; Chris DeLuca 113-35--78; Kathleen Matthews 120-40--80.

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