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Making a hole-in-one is a difficult feat, but six area residents did just that recently.
Terry G. Draper of Carolina Shores made a hole-in-one May 30 at Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club.
Draper used a 3-hybrid at the 164-yard third hole. The hole-in-one was witnessed by Joseph Mosser.
Loretta DeVita of Sunset Beach made a hole-in-one April 8 at Sea Trail Resort. DeVita used a pitching wedge at the 60-yard fifth hole. The hole-in-one was witnessed by James Mitchum.
Julie Burton of Sunset Beach made a hole-in-one April 1 at the Sea Trail Resort Byrd Course.
Burton used a 15-wood at the 106-yard 16th hole. The hole-in-one was witnessed by Denise Kenny.
Ann Turner of Ocean Isle Beach made a hole-in-one March 23 at Lion’s Paw Golf Links.
Turner used a 3-wood at the 125-yard 17th hole. The hole-in-one was witnessed by G. A. Giancarlo.
John Methvin of Ocean Isle Beach made a hole-in-one March 2 at Meadowlands Golf Club. Methvin used a 9-iron at the 102-yard 15th hole. The hole-in-one was witnessed by Frank Janton Jr.
Bill Cox of Carolina Shores made a hole-in-one Feb. 15 at Crow Creek Golf Club.
Cox used a 8-iron at the 110-yard 13th hole. The hole-in-one was witnessed by Ron Leonard and Harry Thomas.
SEA TRAIL LADIES
Sharon Winter finished first in a May 21 Sea Trail Ladies Golf Association match May 21 at the Jones Course. The format was even front nine, odd back nine plus a one-half handicap.
Finishing second through eight were Marti Kennedy, Kate Goodrich, Louisa Clatterbuck, Brigit Carpenter, Ellen Lehrer, Linda Perna and Jan Bohlinger.
Three players had chip-ins: Linda Hogan (on No. 13), Lehrer (on No. 18) and Peggy Oleson (on No. 7).
Chris Trickett and Lois Godfrey were winners in a Women’s Golf Association match at Carolina National May 20. The format was T’s and F’s.
Trickett had a net 28.5. Honey Martin was second (net 31). Penny Sillery and Wendy Burroughs were third (net 33).
Godfrey shot a net 29.5. Susan Desloge was second (net 32). Evelyn Buckner and Jane Dereshinsky were third (net 33).
Three teams were flight winners in a Sandpiper Bay Men’s Association match May 21.
The format was Vinny’s favorite. Add the three best balls per hole. If the total is birdie or less, the team gets one point. Par equals 0 and bogey is minus 1.
In the sand to piper flight, the winning team was Bob Eason, Al Bowman, Ron Redman and Jim Braddock (+15). There was a tie for second place (+12). Gene McDonald, John Donnelly, Marv Penthal and a blind tied with Jim Creighton, Jeff Smith, Mike Donovan and a blind.
In the piper to bay flight, there was a tie for first (+11). Joe Cramer, Bob Arace, Bob Morely and Doug Williams, tied with Dan Copeland, Bill Lester, Mike Matlock and Dick Eby.
In the bay to sand flight, there was a tie for first (+14). Mike Phipps, Dan Norman, Lee Parker and Frank Alcaraz tied with Hal Foley, John Kealey, Bill Sarkisian and John Murphy.
Three teams were flight winners in a Sandpiper Bay Men’s Association match May 19.
The format was the waltz. Count the two best balls on the first hole, three on the second and all four on the third. Repeat throughout the 18 holes.
In the sand to piper flight, Al Hooker, Hal Foley, Charles Richardson and Jim Braddock won (-24).
Sam Milora, Bob Zambri, Don DeMore and Tom Ioven were second (-20).
In the piper to bay flight, Lou Zotter, Leo Lico, Doug Williams and Al Paynter won (-18)
John Donnelly, Wayne Purdy, Jim Wiseman and a blind were second (-17).
In the bay to sand flight, John Radziewski, Frank DeStefon, Bill Sarkisian and John Wilkes won (-28).
Mike Finkelstein, Norm Burgess, Lee Parker and Dick Christensen were second (-26).
On May 23, the Sandpiper Bay Men’s Association group, previously called the Rebels, played a blind-draw partners format, using net scores to determine the winners. Two courses were used, Piper and Bay and Bay and Sand. Blind draws used one score from each course wherever possible. Twenty-eight golfers played.
Finishing first at 126 were John Kealey (61) and P. J. Jones (65).
There was a tie for second at 131. Joe Cramer (65) and Al Bowman (66) tied with Bill Pohlman (62) and Chris Christie (69). In fourth at 134 were Wayne Purdy (66) and Gene McDonald (68). In fifth at 137 were Mike Matlock (63) and Paul Backman (74).
Linda Blewitt won the match May 19 at the Meadowlands Golf Course. The format was discard the two-worst holes.
Blewitt shot at 47. Thelma Albrecht was second (48) and Wilma Mowery third (50). Beverly Ibbott and Eileen Reddy tied for fourth (51). Judy Hardin, Lori Schomeer and Francis Pritchard tied for fifth (53). Debbie Hoffer, Nancy Griffin, Libby Spivey and Dorine Stoecker tied for sixth (54). Linda Jones and Marlene Lidgard tied for seventh (56).
Albrecht had the fewest putts (28). Spivey had 29 putts.
Alcina Davis, Phyllis Tucker, Linda Rothenberger and Kathy Rosenberg were Ladies’ League winners May 19 in a Brunswick Plantation Ladies Golf Association match. They shot a 102 on the Dogwood/Azalea course. Nancy Smyka, Gerri Conroy, Sue Sadlon and Margaret Mason were second (101).
On the Azalea/Magnolia course, Kathy Toepner, Diane Tufts, Helen Kaehler and Barbara Berinoto were the winners (108). Sandy Owens, Wanda Krasniewiz, Pat Melvin and Camille Cantello were second (106).
Chip-ins were made by Pat Haniquet (No. 6 Azalea) and Toeppner (No. 9 Azalea).
Phyliss Tucker shot a net 71 to win the first flight in a Ladies’ League match May 12. Evelyn Claus was second (net 74).
In the second flight, Dianne Lucarelli was the winner (net 70). Pat Melvin was second (net 73).
Melvin chipped in for a birdie on the seventh hole at Magnolia. Lucarelli chipped in for a birdie on the third hole at Magnolia.
In a May 16 tourney at Lions Paw using the modified Stableford scoring system, these were the foursome winners. In the front nine at +11 Gerry Speck, Gary Larouvech, John Parisi and Bob Mecleary.
In the back nine at +11 1/2 and overall at +12 Herb Johnson, Jerry Way, Al Tymczik and Donnie Studds.
These were the flight winners: A, +11 Gary Laroovech; B, +6 Jerry Way; C, +4 1/2 Earl Dushane; D +7 Charlie Schreck.
Howard Ray, Rich Kane, Mickie Underhill and Ann Turner were winners (-32) in an Ocean Ridge couples match May 18 at Tiger’s Eye. The format was 3 net on par 3s, 2 net on par 4s, 1 net on par 5s.
Chris Messerlie, Don Rowland, Linda Buck and Ruth Ray were second (-31). Guy Giancarlo, Bob Simon, Sue Kane and Suzanne Gallagher were third (-25). Roger Buck, Fred Bank, Kathy Wicke and Kathy Giancarlo were fourth (-23).
On May 21 in a low-net flighted match at Tiger’s Eye, Doug MacDonald (65), Bob Callihan (71 match of cards) and Steve Westfall (71 mc) were the top-three finishers in the first flight.
Roger Buck (66); Bob Larkin 2 (67) Ed Sandidge (68) were the top-three finishers in the second flight. Emil Gnam (67), Dick Duffy (69 mc) and John Cary (69 mc) were the top-three finishers in the second flight.
Michelle Sherwood, Linda Buck, Ruth Ray and Pat Brooks (-25) were winners in a May 21 Ocean Ridge Ladies Golf Association match at Tiger’s Eye. The format was odds and evens. Teams of four count one low net on odd-numbered holes and two low nets on even-numbered holes.
Karen McCloskey, Mickie Underhill, Margaret Dinda and B.D. Grace Bradicich (-22) were second.
Linda Van Horn, Ginny Alger, Toni Roe and Susan Scott (-21) were third.
Birdies were made by Karen McCloskey (No. 1), Peggy Rowland (No. 11), Toni Roe (No. 11), Linda Van Horn (No. 14), Patsy Mays (No. 15), Carole Milnichuk (No. 10) and Sally Duffy (No. 4).
A chip-in birdie was made by Karen McCloskey at No. 6.
Chip-ins were by Karen McCloskey (No. 7), Michelle Sherwood (No. 8), Patty Dugan (No. 7), Ginny Alger (No. 10) and Linda Van Horn (No. 14).
The low-gross and low-net winners were Michelle Sherwood with a gross 84 and a net 66.
BRIERWOOD WOMEN’S GOLF ASSOCIATION
Mickey Salerno was the low-gross winner (35) in flight A in a nine-hole match May 20 of the Brierwood Women’s Golf Association.
Sandy Bloom was the low-net winner (24). Hilda Hall, Sherry Pittman and Salerno tied for the fewest putts (28).
In flight B, Ruth Linder was the low-gross winner (40). Janice Owens and Betty Gabor tied for low net (23). Gabor also had the fewest putts (30). In fight C, Florence Hopkins was the low-gross winner (44). Marge Harper was the low-net winner (24). Carol Fitzgerald had the fewest putts (35).
Chip-ins were by Pittman at No. 2, Fitzgerald at No. 5 and Salerno at No. 9.
BRIERWOOD MEN’S GOLF ASSOCIATION
On May 22, the format was best ball on par 5s, two best balls on par 4s and three best balls on par 3s. The winning team was Paul Salerno, George Edwards, Chuck Hornfeck and Jim Pope (-29). Bernie Gruzlewski, Ted Narazinkski, Tom Kronyak and Joe Brust were second (-27). Dave Harver, Ton Bowen, Odie Johnson and Bob Janovic were third (-26).
A member-member tournament was May 15-16. The format was best ball gross and net.
In flight 1 gross, Milazzo-Lane were first (140). Bryant-Ruby were second (149). Doyle-Sharp were third (158). In flight 1 net, Groff-Kolvic were first (119), Holsea-Urbank were second (123) and Davis-Brkal were third (124).
In flight 2 gross, Arney-Fitzgerald were first (159), Harper-McGlothlin were second (165) and Edwards-Hundley were third (172). In flight 2 net, Robinson-Miller and Snopek-Prokop tied for first (122). Bloom-Johnson were third (134).
In flight 3 gross, Hall-Salerno were first (176). Ostrager-Kronyak were second (180). Hornfeck-Derasmo were third (186). In flight 3 net, Janovic-Boob were first (122). Baynton-Bowen were second (125). Hopkins-Pope were third (127).
BRIERWOOD MIXED SCAMBLE
In the nine-hole mixed scramble on May 21, first-place honors went to the team of Carola Hornfeck, Marian Johnson, Glen Green, Ralph Trimmer and John Beavers with an even-par score. Second place, at 2–over par, went to the team of Liz Boyer, Deloris Gausch, Sharon Beavers, Chuck Hornfeck and Odie Johnson.
CAROLINA BOGEY BUSTERS
In match played May 20 at Brierwood Golf Club, Bill Allen and John Aemnieski (89) were the winning team. The format was one A and one B player playing alternating shots on the par-72 course.
Finishing second, in a match of cards, were Dick Wilson and Corbin Ledford (93). Tim Ditzler and Jim Burke were third (93). Steve White and Matt Dunn were fourth (96). Bruce Ketcher and Pat Perryman were fifth (98). Larry Frazier and Ralph Phillips were sixth (100). Mark Segar and Ron Watson were seventh (101).
Playing at Possum Trot, the Glens Rovers team of Mike Matlock, Al Magee, Gene Sanocki and Leroy Bushkie fired a -23 for first place. Second place at -19 were Al Roeder, Tom Leach, Lowell Wilcox and Wayne Lorenz. Mike Matlock capped his round with an eagle on the par-5 18th hole. Matlock used a gap wedge from 115 yards and the ball one-hopped into the hole.
Eight teams played on May 21 in an Al Graham team Stableford match, and three teams finished at +7, so a match of cards determined first, second and third places. The winning team was John Kain, Dick Polonski, Rich Gagliano and Mark Drew. Second went to Leo Jarmusz, Don Rose, Gary Stewart and Nick DePalo. Third went to Paul Wuthrich, Gary Hertling, Sandy Howard and Joe Lowry. Fourth place, also won by a match of cards, went to Bob Barrett, Buddy Broadaxe, Mal Macraild and a blind draw with a +3.
In the skins game, only two skins were given out, one each to Bob Barrett and Gary Stewart.
BRICK LANDING LADIES GOLF LEAGUE
Elsa Bonstein won the first flight in the “Shoot to the Green” Day May 22 at the Brick Landing Ladies Golf League. The format was to only count shots to the green and take the full handicap.
Bonstein shot a 33. Bonnie Giehl was second (38) and Kathy Koegel third (39). In the second flight, Barbara Karkut was first (28), Vivian Rowe second (35) and Lois Huber third (39). In the third flight, Sue Nelson was first (32). Polly Berkheimer was second (35) and Peg Campana third (39).
Chip-in birdies were scored by Bonnie Giehl on No. 3 and Betty Grace Grabb on No. 2. Chip-ins were made by Pat Christenburg on No. 1, Peg Campana on No. 15 and Mary Cofer on No. 3.
ELKS GOLF LEAGUE
In matches May 22 at Brierwood, Jim Beairsto was first (63) and Mike Coleman and Bob Pidgeon tied for second (69) in the A flight.
In the B flight, Jim Simmons was first (63) and John Parisi was second (65). In the C flight, Jim Filkins was first (64) and Jim Schuster was second (64).
Closest-to-the pin winners were Jim Beairsto (11 feet at No. 3), Hal Reibesehl (8-6 at No. 9), Ed Kerr (6 feet at No. 14) and Butch Cretara (6 feet at No. 17).
WOMEN’S AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
Cindel Gwyn of Calabash tied for sixth May 22 in the 82nd Women’s Amateur Championship of the Women’s Carolinas Golf Association.
Gwyn shot an 81-78-78—237 on the 5,816-yard Sunset Country Club course. Abby Bools of Hickory finished first, shooting an 81-71-67—219.
The Sea Trail Men’s Golf Association played a two-man team, 36-point Stableford from the gold tees May 20 on the Jones Course. In Flight A, Al Bayley and Dennis deLagarde won with +13. Dick Couch and Pete Hauver finished second with +11. Third place went to Charlie Hanlon and Dan Morrin with +6.
In Flight B, Ray Coakley and Ben Madura were first with +8. Dick Sellers and a blind draw were second with +5. Frank Martorelli and Allen Doolittle were third with +3.
In Flight C, the winners were Brad Dague and Bob Leahy with +13. Jim Gooding and Fred Stephens were second with +12. Bob Thwaites and Roy Cundiff were third with +10.
In Flight D, Ches Burton and George Bartley were first with +14. Phil Ebel and a blind draw were second with +13 and a winning match of cards over Howard Van Dusen and Norm Christen at +13.
In an LGA scramble May 22, Georgine Pascale, Judy Galletto, Gerry Brewer and Marilyn Myers finished first (72). Dianne Lock, Nonna Volk, Nancy Jacobs and Sue Clark were second (74). Bobbi Platukis, Pat Suter, Fran Hursh and Elene Busch were third (77).
CAROLINA SHORES COUNTRY CLUB
These are the Renegades golf scores from May 22. The format was odds and evens (one-half handicap).
Lin Penta finished first (25). Martha Hannon and Donna Watkins (26) tied for second. Kathy Hahl was third (27). In low gross, Kathy Hahl (92) was first. Lin Penta was second (95). Donna Watkins (97) was third. In low net, Hahl was the winner (63). Penta was second (66). Watkins was third (68) by a match of cards over Barbara Malina. Hahl and Watkins had the fewest putts (30).
The Carolina Shores’ annual Two-Round, Two-Man Scramble was played Friday.
Winning the first flight Rich Hamilton and Gary Hertling. Clyde Juergens and Joe Fioravanti were second. Jerry Strickler and Frank Talak were third.
Winning the second flight were John Crane and Bill Teshler. Rich Boyle and Dick Polonski were second. John Kain and Roger Thompson were third.
Winning the third flight were Ed Morris and Mal MacRaild. Bob Barrett and John Dougherty were second. Ron Buck and Gene Sandborn were third.
Winning the fourth flight were Charlie McDonald and Sandy Howard. Buddy Broadnax and Bill Harniman were second. Don Rose and Dan Roberts were third.
Closest-to-the-pin winners werer Rich Hamilton (No. 3 and No. 7), Bob Fyock (No. 12) and George Bridges (No. 17).
The Carolina Shores Niners played on May 15. The low-gross winner in flight A by a match of cards was Nancy Harthausen over Phyliss Gumbrell. They were also the top two in the low-net class. In flight B, Ellie Girard was first and Lana Golden second. In low net, Golden beat Girard by a match of cards.
On May 22, the low-gross winner in flight A by a match of cards was Gumbrell over Janice Garvin. In low net, Joanne Riedel beat Garvin. In low-gross flight B, Gwyn DeRenne beat Joanne LaWall, In low net, DeRenne beat LaWall by a match of cards.
Mary Fran Ryon chipped in at No. 6 and Girard chipped in at No. 3.
In a Carolina Shores LGA Member-Member Tournament on May 25, Lois Howard and Sue Greiner were the first-place winners with a two-day net score of 114.
Dawn Rubin and Bernice Morris were second with a net score of 116.
Rubin made birdies at No. 2, No. 3 and No. 7. Judy Nicoletti made birdies at No. 5 and No. 11. Barb Kassner made a birdie at No. 15. Russo made a birdie at No. 3. Marie Strickler made birdies at No. 7 and No. 8.
In Beachcombers matches May 23 at Azalea Sands, Gary Guthiel was the low-gross winner (83). Stu Cleveland was second (84). Guthiel was the low-net winner (66) and Cleveland second (68). The team two low-nets per hole was Dan O’Connell, Bob Smith, Dick Conley and Jim Beairsto (-21). The Player of the Week was Guthiel.
In a match May 19 at Farmstead, John Ducey, Joe Meo, Sid Pennington and Rich West placed first (124). Teams scored one net on the first through sixth holes, two nets on the seventh through 12th holes and three nets on the 13th through 18th holes. Hugh Chinn, Ned Meier, Cliff Musselman and Art Thompson were second (133).
On May 21 at Meadowlands, Hugh Chinn, Bob Jaeger, Ned Meier and John Ducey placed first (120). Format for the day was reverse cha-cha-cha. Larry laws, Jody Serensits, Joe Gallo and a blind draw were second (125).
On May 23 at Meadowlands, Jerry Rubin, Larry Laws, John Ducey, John Methvin and Rudy Wimberger placed first on a match of cards with 185. Teams scored three nets on all holes. Jim Kennedy, Ned Meier, Ron Doeblin, Joe Meo and Joe Gallo placed second.
The Foxy Ladies Golf Group played at the Land-O-Lakes Golf Course May 22 in Whiteville. The format of the day was two best balls of the foursome. Five teams played. The first-place team was Nancy Kumlin, Cindy Northrup, Carol Fitzgerald and Ruth Linder. The second-place team was Mike Richardson, Joan Russell, Pat Kronyak and Pat Wolff’s net score as a blind.
Playing May 23 on Azalea Sands golf course and using the Stableford scoring system as the format, Bill Bowden, Tom Baston, Wash Dayton and Phil Smith were the winners (+20). Rod Rodriguez, John Duthie, Charlie Weber and Bob Allard were second (+3).
Bill Baston had the low gross of the day (80).
Ray O'Donnell, Dick Pearce, George Griffin and Carl Price had a 123 and won the Players Golf Association tournament May 23 at Farmstead. The format was two low nets per hole except all four low nets used on the 18th hole.
Finishing second at 125 were Don Chappel, Don Clark, Ernie Schober and a blind. In third at 126 were Alex Olmsted, Bill Kasper, Bob Butkevicous and a blind. In fourth at 132 were Hal Moore, Bill Favro and Bob Lange.
Closest to the pin were Dick Pearce at No. 6, Carl Price at No. 3, Alex Olmsted at No. 12 and Bob Butkevicous at No. 17. Butkevicous shot a even-par gross 72.
CROW CREEK GOLF CLUB
David Hannah, Marvin Spohn and Al Ricozzi won the team competition and Hannah in flight A won the individual competition in the Crow Creek Golf Club’s Tuesday Men’s League match May 20.
The format for the team competition was a three-man gross quota system. Each player’s net quota points are added to his teammates’ points. The most net points win. The format for the individual tourney was highest net points in his flight wins.
Rich Murphy, Andy McCorison and Dick Reardon were second in the team competition and Jerry Dickson, Bob Bazydlo and Ray Hickey were third.
In flight A, Hannah shot a gross of 1-over-par 73. The winner of flight B was Spohn and the winner of flight C was Reardon.
In a match 23, using the modified Stableford, the team of John Koester, Jerry Way, Charlie Schreck and Herb Johnson (+8) won the front nine.
Gerry Speck,Al Timczyk, Gary Larourech and Fred Welch won the back nine (+6, +13 overall).
These were the flight winners: A (+4 ) John Koester, B (+6 ) Donnie Studds, C (+3) Al Timczyk and D (+3 ) Charlie Schreck.