Digest: Hutsell tied for lead at MAPGA Pro tourney

Sheedy wins Mid-Amateur championship of the Maryland State Golf Association

August 15, 2012|Sports Digest

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Hutsell tied for lead at MAPGA Pro tourney

David Hutsell, PGA director of instruction at The Elkridge Club, and Chip Sullivan of Troutville, Va., are tied for the lead at 6-under-par 137 in the Middle Atlantic PGA Professional Championship at Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va. Wayne DeFrancesco of Columbia is at 4-under. The field of 162 slims down to 70 for today's final round on the River course. The top 11 players and three exempt players — including Hutsell and DeFrancesco — will advance to play in the PGA Professional National Championship in June at Sunriver (Ore.) Resort. Hutsell, who shot an 8-under 64 on Kingsmill's Woods course on Day 1, slipped a little with a 2-over 73 on the River course Tuesday. This was Hutsell's first competitive round on the River course at Kingsmill.

More golf: Ray Sheedy of Clustered Spires Golf Course in Frederick finished with an eagle-3 at the 543-yard 18th hole to force a playoff, then birdied the first extra hole from 15 feet to get by Brett Williams of Baltimore Country Club and capture the 26th annual Mid-Amateur championship of the Maryland State Golf Association at Blue Mash Golf Course in Laytonsville. Williams took the lead with 70-66—136, but 15 minutes later Sheedy's eagle gave him 69-67—136. ... Defending champion Andrea Kraus of Pikesville and Hayfields CC slipped to a 1-over 73, but her two-day score of 72-73—145 was just enough to hold off Lisa Schlesinger of Norbeck CC, who posted 77-69—146, and win the Maryland State Women's Seniors title at Timbers of Troy GC.

Sports Legends Museum: The Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation announced that former Maryland men's basketball coach Gary Williams and former Orioles manager Earl Weaver will take part in its annual gala Sept. 5 at the Hilton Baltimore. "Cal & Eddie: A Legendary Evening" will pay tribute to Baseball Hall of Famers Cal Ripken Jr. and Eddie Murray as the former Orioles are inducted into the Sports Legends Museum Hall of Legends, where the former Orioles will join Babe Ruth, Johnny Unitas, Art Modell, Jim McKay, Brooks Robinson and Gary Williams among others. Williams was the 2010 Hall of Legends inductee. Contact Whitney Edmonds at 410-727-1539 ext. 3033 or WhitneyE@BabeRuthMuseum.com to purchase tickets.

Ironman: Suzanne Komaromy Flaherty of Sykesville, 44, won the 40-44-year-old women's division of the Ironman U.S. Championship on Saturday in New York, completing a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26.2-mile run in 10hours, 28minutes, 27 seconds. She finished the swim in 52:03, the ride in 5:25:31 and the run in 4:02:34 and placed 138th overall. Other Maryland finishers included Kristin Andrews of Chevy Chase, 64th, 9:50:40; Brian Boyle of Welcome, 254th, 10:59:25; Scott Boylan of Baltimore, 417th, 11:28:46; Tim Rivenbark of Glenelg, 689th, 12:09:03; and Rick Armiger of Sparks, 736th, 12:15:38.

Orioles: Members of Biking for Baseball, who are cycling across the country to each major league baseball stadium this summer to raise money and awareness for youth mentoring programs, will come to Baltimore on Aug. 25. The organization will partner with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Maryland that day for a youth baseball clinic at the Back River Center from 10 a.m. to noon. Members will then attend the Orioles game Aug. 26 for their 25th major league stadium this season.

Ravens: On Saturday, nearly 150 elementary-age children associated with Baltimore public schools will be at Walmart in Rosedale from 11:30 a.m. to 1p.m. to participate in the Back to School Program, which provides at-risk elementary schoolchildren with school supplies and a chance to meet center Matt Birk.

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