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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

The Ocean Ridge Men’s Golf Association played its ninth annual Ocean Ridge Cup tournament Oct. 15, Oct. 20 and Oct. 22. The contest consisted of two 52-member teams (Oceans and Ridges) competing in a Ryder Cup Format.

The first day’s two-man alternate shot event on Panther’s Run ended with the Oceans at at 15.5 points and the Ridges at 7.5. On the second day, a two-man better-ball contest on Lion’s Paw, the Oceans grew their lead to 25.5, with the Ridges at 18.5, a seven-point advantage for the Oceans going into the third day’s singles matches. The tournament ended with a victory for the Oceans, who took 24 of the remaining 44 points available, for an overall win of 49.5 points to the Ridges’ 38.5.

VFW TOURNEY NOV. 8

The VFW Post 7288 of Calabash will have its annual charity golf tournament—open to men and women—Nov. 8 at the Panther’s Run Golf Course. Registration is at 8:15 a.m. and the shotgun start is at 9 a.m. The fee is $130 per team. The format is better net score per team of twosome in flights. There will be golf course awards, door prizes, lunch and refreshments. The entry deadline is Nov. 1. Entry forms are available at the Post at 900 Carter Drive. For more information, call (910) 579-3577.

ELKS TOURNEY NOV. 15

The Arthur Jack Frost Open, a benefit for Special Olympics and Shallotte Elks Lodge 2854 Elks programs, is set for 9 a.m. Nov. 15 at the Brierwood Golf Course.

Registration is 7:30-8:30 a.m. Nov. 15. The entry fee is $70 per person, $280 per team. Entry deadline is Nov. 1. For more information, call Bob Janovic at 755-5898.

BEACHCOMBERS

The Beachcombers played at Azalea Sands, and the low-gross scores were Jim Beairsto at 86, Bob Byrne and Paul Michal at 89. Low nets: Jim Beairsto at 70, Fred Ortiz at 71, Bob Byrne and Bob Smith at 72.

In the team competition, the format was one low net on the par 5s, two low nets on the par 4s and three on the par 3s. Winning at -14 were Beairsto, Smith and Michal.

BRICK LANDING LGA

The Brick Landing Plantation Ladies Golf Association league day game Oct. 23 was to throw out the worst hole on the front nine and the worst hole on the back nine and substitute par, taking full handicaps.

Winning in the first flight was Dale Calhoon. Cathy Shanley came in second and Irene Dowdy was third. The second-flight winner was Jackie Seidler. Ursula Styczynski was second and Bernice Logan came in third. Peg Agrimonti was first in the third flight. Mary Cofer was second and Peg Campana was third.

Cathy Shanley had a birdie on No. 4. Dale Calhoon birdied Nos. 2, 9 and 15. Mary Cofer birdied Nos. 7 and 12. Jackie Seidler had a birdie chip-in on No. 12 and a birdie on No. 15. Irene Dowdy had a chip-in on No. 16.

BRICK LANDING

MEN’S SPORTS CLUB

The Brick Landing Men’s Sport Club weekly tournament was Oct. 21. Jim Barrett (90), Bill Shanley (74), Larry Agrimonti (83) and Alan Morrissey (87) were first. Butch Cunningham, (86), Ken Horton (80), Tom Bianco (101) and Mike O’Brien (93) were second. Jim Edes, Bob Gorman, Dick Brown and Jim McAvoy were third.

In The Men’s Club Shootout Saturday, Dave Biesack, Owen Letter, Alan Morrissey and a blind were first (+14.5 points). Butch Cunningham, Bobby Jones, Jim McAvoy and a blind draw were second (+11 points). Ray Audette, Dick Brown, Buddy Hollowell and Dave Igelman were third (+5.0 points).

Individual results: Dick Giehl first +9 points, Bobby Jones second +7.5 points, Al Zyga third at +6 points.

BRIERWOOD MGA

The Brierwood Men’s Golf Association played the game of points Oct. 20. In first at 71-under par were Harvey Hundley, Bob Janovic, Chuck Nash and Paul Salerno. In second at 70-under par were George Edwards, Bernie Gruzlewski, Tom Kronyak and Jim Pope. In third at 53-under were Dave Harper, Jack Harrison, Chuck Hornfeck and Al Butler.

On Oct. 23, the format was one gross ball, one net ball. In first at 2-over par were Paul Salerno, Tom Bowen, Tom Kronyak, Jack Harrison. In first at 3-over were Dave Harper, Bernie Gruzlewski, Walt Wilson and a blind draw. In first at 6-over par were Chuck Hornfeck, Harvey Hundley, Les Craft and Chuck Nash.

BRIERWOOD MIXED SCRAMBLE

On Oct. 22, and for the second time this year, the Hornfeck family team competed in Brierwood’s Wednesday nine-hole mixed scramble. The Hornfecks again powered their way with a winning performance, remaining undefeated. The team of Carola, Charlene, Rich and Chuck Hornfeck carded an overall score of 1-over par. Finishing in second was the team of Tracy West, Rita DuGan, Fran Thomas, Ralph Trimmer and Freddie West. The team of Liz Boyer, Deloris Gausch, Sharon Beavers, Glen Green and John Beavers finished third.

BRIERWOOD WGA

On Oct. 21, the Brierwood WGA played a game of best nine minus one-half handicap to arrive at the net score. Sara Lula was first with a net of 28. She also had the fewest putts (32). Mary Schaack was second (31). Joanne Davis was the winner in the second group with a net 25. Betty Gabor shot a net 26 and had the fewest putts (31). The third-group winner was Jean Billie (25). There was a second-place tie of net 27 by Rita DuGan and Carol Fitz-Gerald. Fitz-Gerald had the fewest putts (36) and was the only one who had a chip-in, on hole No. 15.

BRUNSWICK 25 LGL

The Brunswick 25 Ladies Golf League had its annual captain’s choice tournament Oct. 20 at The Lakes. The format was two best net balls. In first was the team of Judy Brawner, Jan Henson, Elaine Pipino and Barb Finn with a score of 121. In second was the team of Amy Hurst, Diana Wells, Doris McLaughlin and Bettye Klein with a 123. Dale Calhoon, Jan Howard, Sylvia Varrell and Doris Fairchild were third at 125. In fourth were Sherry Marsh, Lynn Hamlin, Nancy Griffin and Maureen Worfolk with a 126. Two teams tied for fifth place at 127: Kitty Fox, Pat Gooding, Phyllis Childers and Sylvia Linsday; Pat Schutzman, Pat Hamilton, Eileen Reddy, Gerri Sovak.

CALABASHERS

On Friday, the Calabashers played Cypress Bay golf course and used the Stableford system as the format. The winning team was Mike McCormack, Bill Bowden, Tony O’Brien and Joe Roundy (10 ½). In second was Loren Ruck, Charlie Weber and Tom Baston (+6). The low gross of day was Tom Baston (86).

CALABASH ELKS

At the Calabash Elks member and guest golf tournament Oct. 22 at Brierwood, Jerry Marnell took top honors with a net 68 in flight A. Joe Mack was second at 70.

In flight B, Ed Hennessey was first at 67 and Bob Murphy second at 69. In flight C, Bob Matteson was first at 69 and Mickey Golden second at 70.

Closest-to-the-pin winners: at No. 3, John McKeehen, 1 foot, 4 inches; at No. 9, Bob Pidgeon, 17-0; at No. 14, Charlie Schreck, 15-0; at No. 17, Bob Murphy, 3-6.

CALABASH VFW

The Calabash VFW played its weekly modified Stableford match Oct. 13 at Brierwood. Bob Champion, John Goss, Tommy Tucker and Al Payne finished first at +11. Second at +4 were Bob Quinlan, Dennis McLaughlin, Pat Perryman and Charlie Schropp. Third at + 2 1/2 were Mark Mason, Willie Keefe, Frank Lutz and Jim Edwards.

On Oct 20, the match was played at Brunswick Plantation. First went to Dick Sobota, Tim Anderson, Willie Keefe and Vince Krasniewicz at +1. Lee Harrison, Mark Mason, Pete McGerr and Tom O’Brien were second at -1. Third with at -6 were Bill Nemeth, Ed Hennessey, Andy Ward and Ken Swensen.

CAROLINA AREA

FAIRWAYS GREENS

On Oct. 20 at Meadowlands, John Ducey, Frank Janton, John Ogden and Joe Gallo placed first at 137. Teams scored one net and one gross per hole. Steve Maiorca, Boomer Needham, Bob Jaeger and Art Thompson placed second on a match of cards with a 150.

On Oct. 22 at Farmstead, Sid Pennington, Bill Gleeson, John Ducey and John Ogden placed first with a 129. Teams scored one net on holes one through six, two nets on seven through 12 and three nets 13-18. Frank Janton, Boomer Needham, Hugh Chinn and Jody Serenities were second with a 132.

On Friday at Meadowlands, Ron Doeblin, Sid Pennington, Frank Janton and Cliff Musselman placed first with a 142. Team scoring was one net and one gross per hole. Jim Kennedy, Jerry Rubin, Art Thompson and Joe Gallo were second with a 144.

CAROLINA BOGEY BUSTERS

The Carolina Bogey Busters played Oct. 21 at Brierwood. In flight A, low gross: 1. Dick Wilson, 81; 2. Charlie Dugan, 86; 3. Tom Ditzler, 88. In flight B, low gross: 1. Dennis Sullivan, 93; 2. Pete McGerr, 95; 3. Ralph Phillips, 96. In flight A, low net: 1. Dick Wilson, 65; 2. Charlie Dugan, 69; 3. Tom Ditzler, 70. In flight B, low net: 1. Ralph Phillips, 68; 2. Dennis Sullivan, 69; 3. Ron Watson, 71.

Closest to the pin at No. 17: In flight A, Dick Wilson; in flight B, John Ciemniewski.

Fewest putts: Dick Wilson, 24; Peter McGerr, 26; Tom Ditzler, 28; Charlie Dugan and Steve White, 29; Dennis Sullivan, 30; Pat Perryman, 31.

CAROLINA NATIONAL

The annual Ladybirds Cup was played Oct. 23 at Carolina National. The Carolina National team won the tournament for the third consecutive time, with a combined score of 498. The team players were Karen Entwhistle, Honey Martin, Penny Sillery, Diana Wells, Mimi Benson, Cathy Genander, Barbara Paocelli and Linda Gelinas. The team that placed second was Lockwood Folly with a combined score of 511.

CAROLINA SHORES LGA

On Oct. 23, the format was throw out one worst hole on the front nine and the back nine, full handicap. Fran Pritchard was first, 73. Fewest putts, Fran Pritchard and Carol Szarka (34). Low gross, Fran Pritchard, 101. Low net, Dottie Meader, 74.

CAROLINA SHORES NINERS

In the tournament played Oct. 16 at Carolina Shores Golf Club, Nancy Harthausen took first place in the A flight for low gross and low net. Janice Garvin took second for low gross and Jean Sanborn second for low net.

In the B flight, Rose Mary Jones placed first in low gross and low net. Lana Golden placed second in low gross and low net.

On Oct. 23 at Carolina Shores, T.J. Bagley finished first in A flight low gross and low net by a match of cards. Jean Sanborn was second in low gross and low net.

In B flight, Mary Fran Ryon took first place in low gross and Lana Golden finished second. Annette Delislie had first in low net and Golden second.

Chip-in: Marge Schorer on No. 8.

CAROLINA SHORES

MEN

Results of the matches Oct. 24 at Carolina Shores. The format was one net score on the par 5s, two net scores on the par 4s and three net scores on par 3s. First: Joe Farmarco, Mike Devereux, Paul Wuthrich and Joe Fioravanti, 113 (won match of cards). Second: Jerry Strickler, Gary Hertling, Bill Gibbs and Bob Fyock, 113. Third: Art Hahl, Rich Hamilton, Paul Jordan and John Kain, 113. Fourth: Gary Stewart, Gene Sandborn, Dick Polonski and Bill Teshler, 118. Low gross: Mike Devereux, 73. Low net: Bill Gibbs, 62.

Closest to the pin; Bill Teshler at No. 3, Mal MacRaild at No. 7, Paul Wuthrich at No. 12 and Frank Talak at No. 17. Skins: Ray Girard, Dick Polonski, Paul Jordan, Gary Stewart, Art Hahl and Mike Devereux.

CROW CREEK

MEN’S LEAGUE

The Crow Creek Men’s League has taken on a new dimension, with many of the league’s players arriving early to enjoy breakfast in the new Crow Creek clubhouse dining room.

In men’s league matches Oct. 21, the team of Jerry Dickson, Jim Bulakowski and Bill Schaefer finished first in the three-man team, gross-quota game at +4. Second at +1 was the team of Artie Stoecker, Andy McCorison and Vince Capuano. There was a tie for third between the team of Al Ricozzi, Ray Schatz and Royal Philpott and the team of Pat Connelly, Bob Lesko and Bob Bazydlo. Individual flight winners: flight A, Bob Bazydlo, +4; flight B, Andy McCorison, +7; flight C, Bill Schaefer, +3.

FARMSTEAD

MEADOWLANDS

The Farmstead Meadowlands MGA played a modified Stableford match Oct. 21. Front nine: 1. Kerry Ortmeyer, Ed Hobgood, Bill Blefko, Bill Tyson, +2; 2. Bob McKissock, Paul Hourigan, Al Lowrie, W. Curtis Brenk, even; 3. Paul Groves, Dan Bruscella, Glen Haffield, Mike Naudus and David Vanasse, Larry Zub, Dan Andrews, Bill Cleaver, -0.5. Back nine: First: Kerry Ortmeyer, Ed Hobgood, Bill Blefko, Bill Tyson, +14; second: Bob McKissock, Paul Hourigan, Al Lowrie, W. Curtis Brenk and David Vanasse, Larry Zub, Dan Andrews, Bill Cleaver, +5.5. Overall: First: Kerry Ortmeyer, Ed Hobgood, Bill Blefko, Bill Tyson, +16; second: Bob McKissock, Paul Hourigan, Al Lowrie, W. Curtis Brenk, +5.5; third: David Vanasse, Larry Zub, Dan Andrews, Bill Cleaver, +5. Flights: A, Roger Gietzen, +4; B, Ed Hobgood, +13; C, Earl Dushane, +4; D, Bill Cleaver, +3. Superflight: Ed Hobgood, +13.

AL GRAHAM

STABLEFORD

Thirty-six players entered the Al Graham Stableford tourney Oct. 22. The winners at +7 were Don Rose, Dick Polonski, Bob Barrett and John Kain. In second at +1 were Joe Fioravanti, Gary Hertling, Mal Mac Raild and Joe McDonaugh. In third at -1 by a match of cards were Arnie Northrop, Bob Burke, John Dougherty and Steve Jones. In fourth were Bob Fyock, Don Koelbel, Jim Barrnett and Bill Teschler. Seven skins were awarded: two to Bob Barrett, one each to Mac Bean, Koelbel, Polonski, Burke and Bill Gibbs.

OCEAN RIDGE

COUPLES

Here are the results of the Ocean Ridge Couples event played Oct. 26 on Tiger’s Eye. First: Chappy and Peggy Jones and Frank and Dusty Burianek tied at -14. Second: Brian and Toni Roe at -13. Third: Guy and Kathy Giancarlo at -12. Fourth: George and Pat Brooks at -11. Fifth: Al and Judy Keegan and Ed and Diana Gruver tied at -10. Sixth: Bob and Grace Bradicich at -9. Seventh: John and Marlyn Olio at -8.

Birdies: Frank Burianek at No. 9, Howard Ray at No. 11, Don Rowland at No. 11, Phil Harrington at No. 8 and No. 18. Guy Giancarlo at No. 3. Chip-ins: Linda Buck at No. 14, Toni Roe at No. 14.

Low nets were Frank Burianek at 69, George Brooks at 68, Chappy Jones and Guy Giancarlo at 66 and Brian Roe at 65.

OCEAN RIDGE

LGA

The Ocean Ridge Ladies Golf Association played Oct. 20 on Panther’s Run. The game:

two-player teams counted one low net on each hole.

First: Peggy Jones and Ammie Sullivan, 66. Second: Sally Duffy and Di Gruver, 67.

Birdies: Jan Cameron at No. 2 and Di Gruver at No. 17. Low gross: Sally Duffy, 87. Low net: Judy Keegan 79.

The Ocean Ridge Ladies Golf Association played Oct. 22 on Tiger’s Eye. The game: teams of four counted one gross and two nets on each hole. Par was 216.

First: Michelle Sherwood, Mickie Underhill, Ann Turner and Pam Hartman, 220. Second: Carole Milnichuk, Doris McLaughlin, Carole Schuster and Reggie Harrington, 222. Third: Linda VanHorn, Pam Bank, Sharon Simon and Debbie MacFarlane, 224 (winning on a match of cards). Fourth: Jeanne Maxon, Pat Brooks, Linda Buck and Mary Hankes, 224.

Birdies: Grace Bradicich at No. 11, Karen McCloskey at No. 10, Mary Hankes at No. 11 and Carole Milnichuk at No. 3.Chip-ins: Pam Hartman at No. 14.

PGA

Angelo Bertolozzi, Don Clark, Ernie Schober and Ray O’Donnell scored a +20 and won the weekly Players Golf Association tournament at Meadowlands Golf Course. The format was modified Stableford. Second at +18.5 were Chip Chappell, Bob Lange, Dick Pearce and Carl Price. Third at +12.5 were Ernie Weeks, Wil Garvin, Mike Phipps and George Griffin. Fourth at +8 were Bill Favro, Jim Marsh, Jack Gorman and Pat Jones. Fifth at -3.5 were Nick Samela, Bob Flack, John McCloy and Bill Kasper. Closest to the pin at No. 5 was Dick Pearce, at No. 8 Jack Gkorman, at No. 11 Chip Chappell and at No. 15 Bill Favro. Dick Pearce had the low gross with a 78. Ray O’Donnell eagled the par-5 14th hole using a driver, a 5-wood and one putt.

PIPERETTES

The format Oct. 21 was selective nine. Choose nine holes before you play that you want to count. Add those holes, subtract one-half handicap. Low score wins.

Piper to Bay: 1. Madonna Snyder, 23; 2. Joanne Clements, 24; 3. Betty Swain, 26.5; 4. Bonnie Whitaker and Angie Nicholson, 28.

Bay to Sand: 1. Michaela Richardson, 24.5; 2. Kathie McIlroy, 25.5; 3. Mary Stern, 26; 4. Mary Dickerson and Diane Rauch, 26.5.

Birdies: Mary Dickerson at Sand No. 8, Judy Nicoletti at Bay No. 4 and Bay No. 9, Joanne Clements at Piper No. 3 and Piper No. 8, Wanda Green at Piper No. 6.

Chip-ins: Madonna Snyder at Bay No. 2, Sonja Zeoli at Bay No. 8, Wanda Green at Bay No. 1, Michaela Richardson at Bay No. 8, Loretta Delamere at Sand No. 7, Diane Rauch at Sand No. 6, Mary Stern at Sand No. 6.

SANDPIPER BAY

MGA

The round Oct. 22 was the last qualifier for the Presidents Cup. Low gross and low net scores were the scores that counted.

Sand to Piper flight: Low gross: 1. Bob Nicoletti, 75; 2. Dan Alsup, 78; 3. John Radziewski. Low net: 1. Al Hooker and Chris Christie, 71; 3. Al Bowman 74.

Piper to Bay flight: Low gross: 1. Jim Creighton, 88; 2. Bill Lester, 90; 3. Bob Arace, 91.

Low net: 1. Ron Redman, 73; 2. Bob Morley, 75; 3, Bob Zambri, 76.

Bay to Sand flight: Low gross: 1. Mike Donovan, 90; 2. Ed McTighe, 93; 3. Jack Hinte, 94. Low net: 1. Burnie Fowler, 67; 2. Bob Kakos, 70; 3. Don Bartholomew.

The first really cold morning of the season, Oct. 20, was the day golfers played the Silver courses at Sandpiper Bay. The Silver courses create 18-hole courses that are 6,000 yards long, similar to most of the courses in the Myrtle Beach area. The game was total net score for the foursome.

Sand to Piper flight: First place was a +15 by Bob Nicoletti, Bob Zambri, Doug Williams and Mike Donovan. Second was a +24 by John Radziewski, Tom Townsend, Bob Morley and Otto Nelke. Third went to Frank Alcaraz, Dennis Restiano, Gerald Ferguson and a blind draw with a +28.

Bay to Sand flight: Al Bowman, Jim Creighton, Joe Cramer and Frank Gajderowicz combined for a +3, low round of the day. Second was a tie at +7 between the team of Bill Snyder, Ron Redman, Hugh Norman and Ron Donley and the team of Sam Milora, Ralph Bowman, Mike Matlock and Dick Eby (+7).

The format Friday was one point for a bogey, two points for a par, three for a birdie and five for an eagle or better. First place at +4 was Ron Redman. Second at +3 was Jim Creighton. Third at +2 were John Grossglass, Gerald Ferguson and John Radziewski. Fourth at +1 were Al Bowman, Ralph Bowman, Lou Zotter, Bill Sirk and Don Moore.

SEA TRAIL

LGA

Results of the LGA matches Oct. 22 on the Jones Course. Flight 1: Low gross, Joan Masom, 43; Georgia Lounsbury, 47. Low net, Marti Kennedy, 36; Pat Gooding, 37. Flight 2: Low gross, Pat Sutton, 50; Bobbie deLargarde, 51 (match of cards.) Low net: Betty Ann Potvin, 36.5; low net, Flo Hill, 38. Flight 3: Low gross, Loretta DeVitta, 53; Julie Burton, 54. Low net, Marilyn Ferguson, 38; Carl Aspy, 40. Flight 4: Low gross, Irene Jones, 53; Nancy Hanania, 55. Low net, Janet Keppler, 37; Marlene DeHass, 37.5.

Birdies: Joan Mason at No. 5, Marti Kennedy at No. 5 and No. 11, Gloria Wimmer at No. 17, Georgia Lounsbury at No. 9, Norma Tofaute at No. 5, Pat Sutton at No. 5, Lyn Wiedman at No. 5, Ruth Apalinski at No. 15, Maureen Foley at No. 5. Chip-ins: Marti Kennedy at No. 2 and No. 15, Irene Jones at No. 8.

SEA TRAIL

MGA

The Sea Trail Men’s Golf Association played a four-man team one-two-three waltz “in flight” tourney Oct. 20 on the Jones Course. A fight: 1. Jim Hitchcock, Bob Perry, Len Steiner, Lee Sutton 127; 2. Dan Davis, Tom MacDonald, Tony Novalis, Dick Sellers, 128. B flight: 1. Brad Dague, Jim Godding, Ben Madura, Marv Peters, 127; 2. Ron Bombolis, Jim Foley, George Hill, Bubber Youngblood, 132. C flight: 1. Hank DeMattia, Frank Martorelli, Howard Van Dusen, Charlie Winter, 130 (match of cards); 2. Joe Carpinello, Phil Ebel, Steve Jones, Gearge Scheidle 130.

HOLE-IN-ONE

Dick Sellers had a hole-in-one Oct. 16 on the seventh hole of the Byrd Course. He used a 5-wood from 167 yards.