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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

Editor’s note: Because of an early deadline for the holiday, results received after Nov. 20 will be published next week.

The Brierwood WGA had a scramble format on Nov. 18 in its last tournament of the season. The game resulted in a tie for two teams, which was broken by the matching of scorecards. The winning scores were 7-over-par 72. First place went to the team of Hilda Hall, Gloria Brkal, Ellie Scutt and Sue Janovic. The second-place team was Sarah Lula, Carol Fitz-Gerald, Pat Kronyak and Mickey Salerno.

Recognition was given to Mona Dye for being the most improved player of the year, chosen by handicap results.

A board was posted for players to record best scores at each hole throughout the year to encourage improvement in their games. The first-flight results: 1. Marje Roach, 2. Nancy Kumlin, 3. Sara McCullough. The second-flight results: 1. Pat Kronyak, 2. Janice Owens, 3. Carolu Waldron. Third-flight results: 1. Rita DuGan, 2. Florence Hopkins, 3. Marianne Nobes.

The BWGA will resume its season in February.


The league play Nov. 20 was low net. Those players who had won an Ace of the Month title competed in the Ace of the Year championship as well. Keith Webb and Mary Cofer tied for Ace of the Year honors with a net 66. First-flight winner was Keith Webb. Dale Calhoon was second and Irene Dowdy third. Second-flight was won by Jackie Seidler. Barbara Karkut came in second. Third-flight winner was Mary Cofer. Ellen Rogoff was second. Vivian Rowe had a birdie on No. 2 and Irene Dowdy birdied No. 4.


In the two best-balls tourney Nov. 17, first at 20-under par were Paul Salerno, Dave Harper, Jim Pope and a blind draw. Second at 15-under par were George Edwards, Chuck Hornfeck, Tom Bowen and blind draw. Third at even par were Bob Nobes, Tom Kronyak, Guy DeRasmo and Bob Janovic.

In the tourney Nov. 20 (one best ball on the par 5s, two best balls on the par 4s and three best balls on the par 3s), first at 18-under par were George Edwards, Bob Snopek, Howard Scott and Jack Harrison. In second at 13-under par were Dave Harper, Bernie Gruzlewski, Tom Kronyak and Jim Pope. In third at 7-under par were Paul Salerno, Chuck Hornfeck, Tom Bowen and a blind draw.


The team of Deloris Gausch, Marianne Nobes, Chuck Hornfeck and John Beavers finished first with an even-par score in the Brierwood Wednesday nine-hole mixed scramble Nov. 19. Finishing second at 3-over par was the team of Carola Hornfeck, Fran Thomas, Ralph Trimmer and Bob Nobes.


An odds-and-evens tourney was played Nov. 18 at Brierwood. Use two nets on the odd-numbered holes, three nets on the even-numbered holes and four nets on Nos. 9 and 18. Par was 194.

The winning team at 9-under par 185 was Larry Frazier, Pat Perryman, Dennis Sullivan and Matt Dun. In second at 8-under par 186 were Dick Wilson, Noel Christie, Jim Burke and Bill Allen. In third at 7-under par were Charlie Dugan, Steve White, Pete McGerr and Ron Watson. Closest to the pin on No. 3 was Sullivan.


In a tournament played Nov. 11 at Carolina Shores Golf Club, Nancy Harthausen took first place in the A flight for low gross and low net. Phyllis Gumbrell came in second in low gross and T.J. Bagley was second for low net. In flight B, Gwyn DeRenne had low gross and low net while Mary Fran Ryon came in second for low gross and low net. Annette Delisle had a chip-in on No. 5.

In a tournament Nov. 20 at Carolina Shores, in the A flight T.J. Bagley came in first after a match of cards for low gross and low net while Jean Sanborn finished second. In the B flight, Rose Mary Jones finished first in low gross and low net and Halla Cramer was second.


The Lockwood Folly Men’s Golf Association played its annual Turkey Cup Tournament Nov. 17. The winners were determined by a two-man blind draw in each of four flights. Flight A: 1. Jim Platukis and George Sampson, net 143; 2. Mike Verhoosky and Charlie McIntosh, net 145; 3. Carl Teagardner and Fred Krug, net 149. Flight B: 1. John Markell and Don Perham, net 152; 2. Ed Klosowski and Russ Kleinbauer, net 159; 3. Mike Newland and Russ Marks, net 165. Flight C: 1. Joe Troiano and Gene Esposito, net 152; 2. Joe Geise and Russ Mavis, net 159; 3. Bob Galletto and Ray Basilio, net 160. Gold flight: 1. Rich Modrowski and Jerr Karr, net 150; 2. Sy Shaffler and Doug Wilburn, net 153; 3. Sam Haynie and Dave Young, net 154; 4. Don Clark and Don Nelson, net 156



The Lockwood Folly Men’s Golf Association fall nine-hole league ended Nov. 18 with a playoff among the four division winners. In the first two matches, Bob Galletto, winner of the B division, beat Tom Humenay, winner of the A division. Jerry Karr, winner of the C division, beat Dick Jacobs, winner of the Gold division. In the title match, Karr beat Galletto. Humenay beat Jacobs for third.


The Ocean Ridge Ladies Golf Association played Nov. 17 on Lion’s Paw. The game was two and one: teams of four counted two low nets on all par 4s and one low net on all par 3s and par 5s. First: Karen McCloskey, Grace Bradicich, Beverly Furman and Ann Turner (100).

Birdies: Mickie Underhill at No. 17 and Karen McCloskey at No. 3. Chip-ins: Di Gruver at No. 10.

The Ocean Ridge Ladies Golf Association played Nov. 19 on Panther’s Run. The game was two low nets: teams of four counted two low nets on each hole. It was a nine-hole tournament because of the weather. Front nine: first was Karen McCloskey, Diane Wright, Beverly Furman and Mary Hankes (69). Back nine: first was Doris McLaughlin, Linda Buck, Margo Russell and Carole Schuster (65). Second was Grace Bradicich, Kathy Giancarlo, Reggie Harrington and Margaret Dinda (68). Birdies: Doris McLaughlin at No. 11. Chip-ins: Linda Van Horn at No. 17 and Beverly Furman at No. 7.



Results of the Ocean Ridge mixed couples event played Nov. 16 on Tiger’s Eye. The game involved four- person teams in a Stableford scoring system: net bogey or worse, zero points; net par, one point; net birdie, three points; net eagle or better, seven points. Because of darkness, only holes 1 through 16 were used in the scoring for all teams.

First: Frank Burianek, Wally Milnichuk, Peggy Rowland (blind draw) and Linda Buck at 104 points. Second: George Brooks, Chappy Jones, Grace Bradicich (blind draw) and Kathy Wicke at 97 points. Third: Richard Duffy, Bob Bradicich, Peggy Rowland and Peggy Jones at 96 points. Fourth: Gordon Wicke, Don Rowland, Grace Bradicich and Pat Brooks at 93 points. Fifth: Tom Russell, Rich Kane, Katy Giancarlo and Katy Wicke (blind draw) at 87 points.

Birdies: Frank Burianek, Nos. 13, 16 and 18; Wally Milnichuk, No. 14; Roger Buck, No. 4; George Brooks, Nos. 5 and 18, both chip-ins; Chappy Jones, Nos. 4 and 6; Tom Russell, Nos. 6 and 16; Guy Giancarlo, Nos. 2 and 4 (both chip-ins) and No. 16. Other chip-ins: Don Rowland, No. 14.


The format Nov. 19 on the Byrd Course was convert worst hole to par each side, less net. 1. Pam Fisher, 65; 2. Sharon Winter, 65; 3. Loretta DeVita, 66; 4. Virginia Foulds, 66; 5. Mary Alice Jerome, 68; 6. Jeanine Berger, 68; 7. Pat Gooding 68; 8. Bobbie deLagarde, 69. Birdies: Pam Fisher, No. 13.


The Sea Trail Men’s Golf Association played an individual low-net tournament from the gold tees Nov. 18 on the Jones Course. A flight: 1. George Lefelar, 71; 2. Tony Novalis, 72 (match of cards); 3.Ed Apalinski, 72; 4. John Barton, 76; 5. Bill Baker, 76. B flight: 1. Dennis deLagarde, 66; 2. Gene Method, 69; 3. Dick Sellers, 72; 4. Ben Madura, 73; 5. Bill Kenny, 76. C flight: 1. Michael Luff, 73; 2. George Hill, 74; 3. John Goodrich, 75; 4. Wayne Hellmann, 76; 5. Bob Miller, 77. D flight: Frank Santisi, 63; 2. Roy Cundiff, 71; 3. Steve Wilson, 72; 4. Jack Dambaugh, 79; 5. Len Steiner, 80. E flight: Vince Brown, 64; 2. Hank DeMattia, 72; 3. Wayne McKee, 72; 4. Tony Imondi, 72; 5. Ron Klein, 73. F flight: Haley Jones, 66; 2. Bud Brandt, 74; 3. Rich Ikeda, 75; 4. George Spinatsch, 80; 5. Dick Lawson, 80.



The 362 facilities of the Carolinas PGA Section raised nearly $150,000 for the Folds of Honor Foundation during the Patriot Golf Day fundraising event. Nationally, the section ranked first in donations and in participation.

The Farmstead Golf Links in Calabash raised $3,000, according the Carolinas PGA. That amount was the seventh most of all the fundraisers in the section.

Of the top-20 fundraisers listed, the Founders Club at St. James Plantation was the only other local club. It raised $1,928, ranking 15th. The fundraiser took place Aug. 29 through Sept. 1.

The foundation provides scholarships to dependents and spouses of service members who have been killed or disabled in military service.


Pat Shutzman, who finished fourth in the Tourament of Champions, is the club champion for Carolina National. Her affiliation was incorrectly listed in a photo last week.