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By From Staff Reports | June 25, 1994
ROCKVILLE -- Bogey-free rounds spread over two afternoon rain delays helped John McNaney (32-34--66) and Dennis Winters (33-34--67) finish 1-2 in the 51-pro field of a Middle Atlantic PGA pro-am at par-71 Redgate Golf Course.Among the amateurs, Steve Grace, a seven handicapper at Redgate, had four birdies and three bogeys in shooting 34-36--70 for low gross over the 6,100-yard Montgomery County course. Redgate's Doyle Gantt had low net, 73-12-61.
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By Kim Phelan and Kim Phelan,SUN STAFF | July 13, 2005
Followed by a gallery of 20, professional golfers Wayne DeFrancesco of Columbia and Gary Mankulish of Rockville took the lead after the second round in the 84th Maryland Open Championship yesterday at Woodholme Country Club in Pikesville. DeFrancesco, a teaching professional at Woodholme, finished the day with 70 on the par-71 course to bring his total coming into today's final round to 141. He birdied the ninth hole but otherwise shot par with a strong short game. DeFrancesco, who won the event in 1994 and 1995 and tied for fifth last year, was tied for third after the first round.
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May 31, 1995
Dennis Winters of Eisenhower Golf Course posted a 27-hole total of 105 yesterday and won the annual Assistants championship for the Northern Chapter of the Middle Atlantic PGA at the Suburban Club.Frank Blind of Diamond Ridge GC and Wayne DeFrancesco of Woodholme CC tied for second at 107 in the field of 68. Last year, DeFrancesco, the MAPGA's Player of the Year, defeated Winters in a playoff for the Maryland Open championship at Congressional CC.There was a tie for fourth at 108 among Marty Novak, Maryland Golf & CC; Joe Rahnis, Rocky Point GC; and Bill Rice, Cumberland CC.Dennis Winters 105; Frank Blind 107; Wayne DeFrancesco 107; Marty Novak 108; Joe Rahnis 108; Bill Rice 108; Jamie Childs 109; Glenn McCloskey 110; Mark Evenson 111; Ted Kaufman 112; Steve Hord 112; Phil Henry 112; Bill Gombert 113; Steve WenPetren 113; Brian Dorn 113; Dean Wilson 113; Gary Hurt 113; Sean Fishbeck 114; Greg Stark 114; Joe Franz 115; Paul Erdman 115; Chris Hlavay 115; John Reese 115; Dean Stout 116; Ed Miller 116; Steve Cramer 116; Kyle Warfield 116; Tim Butler 116; David Long 116.
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By John W. Stewart and John W. Stewart,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 7, 2005
ROCKVILLE - PGA Tour veteran J.P. Hayes shot 62-67-129 to earn the medal in U.S. Open sectional qualifying at Woodmont Country Club yesterday. An early-evening thunderstorm forced a suspension of play with nine players left on the course. With 156 players vying for 22 available places, 16 recorded scores of 134 and below, with at least nine at 135 scheduled to return this morning at 8:30 for a playoff. Hayes, 39 and a 16-year pro, made it into his third straight Open after first shooting his bogey-free, 8-under-par 62 on the South Course.
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By SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 14, 1999
Dirk Schultz, playing the best golf of his life, put up the low score for the second straight day, and opened a five-stroke bulge on the field in the 78th annual Maryland Open at Hillendale Country Club yesterday.Schultz eagled the par-5 18th to finish with a 6-under-par 66, and a 36-hole tournament-record 131.The last-hole heroics thwarted a mid-nine rally by amateur Mike Mitchell, 19, from Columbia CC, who threw four successive birdies at the leader (Nos. 13-16). A bogey at 18 left him with 70136.
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By Special to The Sun | October 24, 1990
MIDLOTHIAN, Va. -- Keith King of Lake Wright Golf Club in Norfolk, Va., shot a 1-under-par 71 for a 36-hole total of 136 and a three-stroke victory in the Middle Atlantic Professional Golfers' Association's 10th Tournament of Champions at Brandermill Country Club yesterday.Dennis Winters of Prospect Bay retained second place with 67-72139, followed by Bruce Lehnhard, Lake of the Woods, who used the day's only round in the 60s, a 68, for a total of 140. It was one of only four below-par second-round scores.
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By Kevin B. Howell and Kevin B. Howell,SUN STAFF | July 12, 2000
CHEVY CHASE -Dirk Schultz had about 30 minutes of sleep before yesterday's second round of the Maryland Open, as he spent the early morning hours with his wife preparing for the birth of their first child. Joelle Nicole Schultz was born at 5:14 a.m., hours before her father teed off at Columbia Country Club. With his hospital entry bracelet still around his wrist, Schultz shot a 70-138 to take a two-stroke lead into today's final round. "Right now I'm ready for a little for a little rest," said Schultz after bogeying the last two holes.
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By Special to The Sun | October 23, 1990
MIDLOTHIAN, Va. -- Keith King of Lake Wright Golf Club in Norfolk, Va., tied the course record with a 7-under-par 65, and took a two-stroke lead halfway through the 10th annual Tournament of Champions of the Middle Atlantic Professional Golfers' Association at Brandermill Country Club yesterday.King, a five-time winner on the Southern Chapter pro-am circuit, was followed by Dennis Winters of Prospect Bay and Bud Lintelman of Hidden Creek at 67. They were among eight who broke par in the 56-player field.
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By John W. Stewart and John W. Stewart,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 7, 2005
ROCKVILLE - PGA Tour veteran J.P. Hayes shot 62-67-129 to earn the medal in U.S. Open sectional qualifying at Woodmont Country Club yesterday. An early-evening thunderstorm forced a suspension of play with nine players left on the course. With 156 players vying for 22 available places, 16 recorded scores of 134 and below, with at least nine at 135 scheduled to return this morning at 8:30 for a playoff. Hayes, 39 and a 16-year pro, made it into his third straight Open after first shooting his bogey-free, 8-under-par 62 on the South Course.
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By John W. Stewart and John W. Stewart,SUN STAFF | July 3, 1997
QUEENSTOWN -- Gary Anderson, an assistant professional at The Hamptons Golf Club in Hampton, Va., used the day's low round, a 4-under-par 68 in the morning, as a springboard to the qualifying medal in the Middle Atlantic PGA sectional, the first stage toward the national Club Pro championship in the fall.Anderson shot 73 in the afternoon for a 36-hole total of 141 at Queenstown Harbor Golf Links. Bill Gombert, an assistant pro at Bonnie View CC, and Dennis Winters, a Lakewood CC assistant, followed at 142.The low 20 scorers from a starting field of 54 qualified for the next level, the Eastern Regionals, scheduled for Oct. 1-4 at The Homestead in Hot Springs, Va. A six-for-one sudden-death playoff for the final spot took seven extra holes.
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By John W. Stewart and John W. Stewart,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 12, 2001
ROCKVILLE - Steve Madsen birdied four of the first six holes to overtake leader Dirk Schultz and went on to win his second Maryland Open championship at Woodmont Country Club yesterday. The winner used a share of the day's low score, a 3-under-par 69, for a 54-hole total of 208. Schultz provided a stern challenge through 14 holes, then dropped back with a triple-bogey eight at the 560-yard 15th. The long-hitting, 6-foot-7, 250-pounder went for the green from 250 yards but watched his ball sail through trees on the left and ricochet off a foot bridge into a pond.
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By Kevin B. Howell and Kevin B. Howell,SUN STAFF | July 13, 2000
CHEVY CHASE - Dennis Winters, four times a runner-up in the tournament, broke free yesterday and won his first Men's Maryland Open here. Winters, 39, had a slight advantage over the field in the 79th Open, conducted by the Maryland State Golf Association. Now head professional at Ocean City's Links at Lighthouse Sound, he had been an assistant pro at the host Columbia Country Club for three years, and his caddie has worked there for 20 years. His ties with the course helped Winters win by one stroke, shooting even-par 70 in the final round.
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By Kevin B. Howell and Kevin B. Howell,SUN STAFF | July 12, 2000
CHEVY CHASE -Dirk Schultz had about 30 minutes of sleep before yesterday's second round of the Maryland Open, as he spent the early morning hours with his wife preparing for the birth of their first child. Joelle Nicole Schultz was born at 5:14 a.m., hours before her father teed off at Columbia Country Club. With his hospital entry bracelet still around his wrist, Schultz shot a 70-138 to take a two-stroke lead into today's final round. "Right now I'm ready for a little for a little rest," said Schultz after bogeying the last two holes.
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By SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 18, 1999
Dennis Winters, assistant professional at Columbia Country Club, shot a 1-under-par 70, the best round among the top five last-day starters, and his 54-hole total of 214 won the first Toyota Invitational and its record $50,000 first-place prize yesterday at Four Streams Golf Club in Beallsville.Wayne DeFrancesco, teaching pro at Woodholme CC, rode the day's low round, 69, into second at 216, and earned $14,000 from the $100,000 purse. Rick Schuller (71) and Don Slebodnik (72) tied for third at 217 over the 7,022-yard Montgomery County course.
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By SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 14, 1999
Dirk Schultz, playing the best golf of his life, put up the low score for the second straight day, and opened a five-stroke bulge on the field in the 78th annual Maryland Open at Hillendale Country Club yesterday.Schultz eagled the par-5 18th to finish with a 6-under-par 66, and a 36-hole tournament-record 131.The last-hole heroics thwarted a mid-nine rally by amateur Mike Mitchell, 19, from Columbia CC, who threw four successive birdies at the leader (Nos. 13-16). A bogey at 18 left him with 70136.
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By John W. Stewart and John W. Stewart,SUN STAFF | July 16, 1998
Keith Unikel, a University of Maryland junior, came from five shots back with a closing 4-under-par 68, lifting him to a 54-hole total of 217 and a one-stroke victory in the 77th annual Maryland Open at Crofton Country Club yesterday.The winner had opened 75-74 and finished about an hour ahead of the last groups. Down the stretch, Mark Evenson and second-round leader Dennis Winters had their chances, but could not get the one birdie that would have given either, or both, a share of the lead.
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By From Staff Reports | August 5, 1993
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Dennis Winters, from Eisenhower Golf Course in Crownsville, won the 45th annual Taylor Made/Middle Atlantic PGA Assistants' championship yesterday, completing a weather-suspended round of 68 for a 36-hole total of 138 at the Country Club of Ford's Colony.In capturing his first major Middle Atlantic PGA championship, Winters topped a field of 195, and earned $4,500 from the $30,000 purse. Additionally, he gained an automatic berth in the National PGA Assistants' championship, scheduled for Dec. 14-17 at PGA West, in La Quinta, Calif.
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By SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 18, 1999
Dennis Winters, assistant professional at Columbia Country Club, shot a 1-under-par 70, the best round among the top five last-day starters, and his 54-hole total of 214 won the first Toyota Invitational and its record $50,000 first-place prize yesterday at Four Streams Golf Club in Beallsville.Wayne DeFrancesco, teaching pro at Woodholme CC, rode the day's low round, 69, into second at 216, and earned $14,000 from the $100,000 purse. Rick Schuller (71) and Don Slebodnik (72) tied for third at 217 over the 7,022-yard Montgomery County course.
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By John W. Stewart and John W. Stewart,SUN STAFF | July 15, 1998
The first-round pacesetter crashed as the top four first-round leaders came back to the field, the second-round leader shot 1-over-par 73 and two amateurs posted 70s to jump into championship contention on the second day of the 77th annual Maryland Open at breezy Crofton Country Club yesterday.Dennis Winters, a three-time runner-up, added a 73 to an opening 71 and wound up clinging to a one-stroke lead with a 36-hole total of 144.At 145 were Jeff Rosenberg, from Woodmont CC, who improved by nine strokes in shooting the day's low round, 68; two-time champions Larry Ringer, 74-71, and Wayne DeFrancesco, 73-72; and amateurs Dan Riskam and Pete Hiskey, each with 75-70.
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By John W. Stewart and John W. Stewart,SUN STAFF | July 16, 1997
HAGERSTOWN -- Jack Skilling, whose history of poor first-round scores usually had eliminated him from title contention, came into this year's Maryland Open determined to have a good first round, then get into position to be a contender the second day.After meeting those two goals with rounds of 70 and 67 for 3-under-par 137, Skilling, head professional at the White Flint Golf Center in Rockville, finds himself in an unfamiliar Open position as the leader...
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