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Chris Serraro aced the 155-yard fourth hole at the Brunswick Plantation Azalea Course May 27. He used a 5-iron. It was his second hole-in-one. His playing partners were Walt Doney, Bob Castriota and Mike Lach.
Results of the Beachcombers’ event at Crown Park. Low gross: Jim Beairsto, 85; Stu Cleveland, 86; Paul Michal, 88. Low nets: Beairsto, 66; Cleveland, 71; Michal, 73. Format was team low nets (one on par 5s, two on par 4s, three on par 3s). Winning at 18-under par were Bob Smith, Ed Kinney, Bob Brownley and Beairsto. Beairsto was golfer of the week.
BRICK LANDING LGA
It was aces day May 28 for the Brick Landing Ladies Golf Association. The lowest net score became ace of the month and will compete in the ace of the year tournament in the fall.
First flight winners were Jean Hasty and Shirley Dowd with a net 67. Kathy Koegel was second with a 69. Second flight was won by Pat Baumgartner with a 67. Bernice Logan came in second with a 70 and Mary Tacea was third with a 71. Pat Baumgartner birdied No. 2. Jean Hasty had a chip-in on No. 5. Bernice Logan had a chip-in on No. 12. There was a three-way tie for ace of the month at 67: Jean Hasty, Shirley Dowd and Pat Baumgartner.
MEN’S SPORTS CLUB
The weekly tournament was played May 26. In first was the team of Bill Healy, Ed Lakey, Al Zyga and Jim McAvoy, at -32. Skins: Jim McAvoy had two; Ed Lakey, Bob Jones, Mike O’Brien, Al Zyga and Bob Melleky had one each.
The Brick Landing Men’s Club shootout was Saturday. Jim Barrett, Ken Horton, Alan Morrissey and Gus Mast were first (+8.0 points). Ron Carlton, George Dowdy, Bill Healy and Dale Berkheimer were second (+7.0 points). Bob Koegel, Eric McCauley, Bob Grabb and a blind were third (+6.0 points). Individually, Ken Horton was first with +8.5 points. Bob Grabb was second with +5.0 points. Alan Morrissey and Bob Jones tied for third at +4.0 points.
The format May 28 was best ball. In first at 29-under pat was the team of Harvey Hundley, Paul Salerno, Morris Hall and Tom Bowen. In second at 24 under was the team of Al Bloom, Dave Harper, Tom Kronyak and Jack Harrison. In third at 20 under was the team of Bob Nobes, Odie Johnson, Bob Sterner and Les Craft.
On Monday, the format was points. In first with 84 points was the team of Jim Robinson, Dave Harper, Jack Harrison and Odie Johnson. In second with 67 points was the team of Bob Nobes, Tom Bowen, Les Craft and Bob Snopek. In third with 61 points was the team of Al Bloom, Dick Baynton, Bob Sterner and Joe Brust.
First-place honors in the Brierwood nine-hole mixed scramble May 27 went to the team of Fran Thomas, Deloris Gausch, Glen Green and Odie Johnson with a score of 3-over par. Second place went to the team of Marian Johnson, Sharon Beavers, Rita DuGan and Ralph Trimmer.
BRUNSWIK PLANTATION LGL
Results of the Las Vegas scramble Monday. First at 72 were Grace Byrne, Diane Tufts, Geri Conroy and Gail Colwell. Second at 78 were Alcina Davis, Fran Watson and Eleanor Tucker. Third at 80 were Becky Seibert, Ellie Grant, Kathy Patrick and Emily Campbell.
On May 25 at Farmstead, Rich West, Ned Meier, Jim Kennedy and a blind draw placed first with a 145. Format for the day was cha-cha-cha.
Placing second with 148 were Sid Pennington, Bob Jaeger, Hugh Chinn and Joe Gallo. On May 27 at Meadowlands, Jim Kennedy, Bob Jaeger, Jen Dearborn and Joe Meo placed first with a 152. Teams scored three nets on the par 5s, two on the par 4s and one net on the par 3s. Placing second with a 153 were Sid Pennington, Jody Serensits, John Ducey and a blind draw. On Friday at Meadowlands, Steve Maiorca, Sid Pennington, Cliff Musselman and Bob Hathaway placed first with a 143. Teams scored two nets per hole. Jim Kennedy, Ned Meier, Joe Meo and Joe Gallo were second with a 144.
MAIORCA SCORES EAGLE
Steve Maiorca eagled the 452-yard, par-5 fourth hole Friday at Meadowlands using a driver, a 5-wood and a pitching wedge.
Results of the Stableford match Friday Woodland Valley. The winning team was Larry Bollinger, Ed Delany, Tony Partridge and Bob Allard at +0.5. In second were Phil Smith, Rod Rodriguez, Art Willms and John Duthie at -2.5.
Results of the event May at Carolina Shores. In the A flight, Mike Coleman was first (64). In the B flight, Bill Toomey was first (64). In the C flight, Ken Swenson was first (67). Closest to the pin: On No. 3, Bob Pidgeon 4 feet. On No. 7, Don Eisenman 4-0. On No. 12, Bill Toomey 6-0. On No. 17, Mike Casper, 5-0.
On May 13, Bob Ebert had a hole-in-one on the 97-yard 17th hole at Carolina Shores.
He used a lob wedge. He was awarded a check for $200.
In another tourney at Carolina Shores, Jim Beairsto and Rich Norcia tied for first in the A flight at 65. Bill Malloy finished second with a 67. Bill Parr and Earl Stone tied for first in the B flight at 68 and Sigi Mayo and Roger Polidon tied for second at 72. John Owens and Bob Schuster tied for first at 63 in C flight. John Duthie was second with a 65. Closest to the pin: Sigi Mayo at 3, 6 feet; George Malina at 7, 5-0; Hal Riebesehl at 12, 7-6; and Jim Newmeyer at 17, 7-10.
CAROLINA NATIONAL LGA
Results from East Coast points event played May 19. The format was gross score minus the handicap, providing points as follows: five for eagle, three for birdie, two for par and one for bogey. Flight 1, net points: MaryBeth Mato, 48; Judy Myers, 40; Jane Schlesser, Connie Koch, 39. Flight 2, net points: Kathy Gustafson, 38; Jane Erdtmann, Lynn Gobrick, 37. Flight 3, Carol Rogers, 38; Beth Patria, 37; Louise Widmyer, Carole McNeil, 34. Flight 4, Joanne Lynch, 38; Donna Agopsowicz, 35; Marlene Stapelfeldt, 34.
Birdies: Jane Erdtmann, Kathy Gustafson, Diane Sloat, MaryBeth Mato and Connie Koch. Chip-ins: Mimi Benson, Donna Agopsowicz, Dawn Cloutier, Diane Sloat and Maggie Holcomb.
CAROLNA SHORES MEN
Results of the event May 29: 1. Roger Thompson, 58; 2. Mal Mac Raild, 62; 3. Gary Hertling, 63; 4. Joe Farmarco, 66. On a match of cards with 67 the following players placed: 5. Bob Barrett; 6. Ed Morris; 7. Dick Polonski, 8. George Balbach. Low gross: George Balbach, 74. Low net: Roger Thompson, 58. Closest to the pin: No. 3, Dan Roberts; No. 7, Joe Fiorvanti; No. 12, Mal Mac Raild; No. 17, Ed Morris. Skins: Bob Barrett, Joe Farmarco, Buddy Broadnax, Dick Boyle, Bill Teschler, Joe Fiorvanti, Art Hahl, Jerry Strickler, Arnie Northrop and Ed Morris.
Results of the Stableford match played May 26 at Farmstead. Front-nine winners: John Bruney, Duane Durbin, Kevin Lutzy, Jim Marsh, +14.5. Back-nine winners: Jim Weter, Ron Mayo, Jack Monahan, Bill Tyson, +14.5. Overall: John Bruney, Duane Durbin, Kevin Lutzy, Jim Marsh, +20. Ray LaConte, Dick Turner, Gary Sesse, Roger Rawley, +16. Jim Weter, Ron Mayo, Jack Monahan, Bill Tyson, +14.5. Flights: A. Jim Weter, +4.5; B, Jim Boone, +7; C, Kevin Lutzy, +11.5; D, Bill Tyson, +6.5. Superflight: Kevin Lutzy, +11.5.
AL GRAHAM STABLEFORD
The tourney May 27 brought in seven teams. The winning team of Tony Languell, Tony Sneska, John Kain,and John Crane finished at +10 over Buddy Broadnax, Bob Fyock, Dick Boyle and a blind draw by a match of cards. Joe McDonough, Jim Burke, Gary Stewart and a blind draw were third at +7.
GRAND STRAND MGA
The Grand Strand Seniors Men’s Golf Association played its weekly event May 25 at Island Green Country Club in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The format is stroke play with handicap. Each flight is awarded a low-gross and low-net winner. This week it had 54 golfers, so there were four flights, A through D. All par 3s have closest-to-the-pin awards for white and gold tees.
The following are the winners for this week: A flight: John Stokley (78 gross), Mitch Jordan (66 net). B flight: Jerry Nadley (84 gross), Jeff Adams (70 net). C flight: Leroy Phillips (92 gross), Chuck Dembrosky (68 net). D flight: Ed Carney (97 gross), Lefty Gomes (69 net). Closest to the pin: white tee: No. 2, Mike Depauw, 8 feet, 7 inches; No. 6, Bill Weaver, 10-1; No. 12, John Stokley, 34-3; No. 16, Bill Weaver, 14-0. Gold tee: No. 2, Bill McGeown, 9-5; No. 6, Ernie Weeks, 30-2; No. 12, Eric Pope, 11-0; No. 16, Frank Masi, 3-0.
THE LAKES WGA
Results for April 29. Low net: first, Nancy Roberts; second, Bobbie Davis and Brenda Hughes. Chip-in: Nancy Roberts. Results for May 20. The game was bingo, bango, bongo. Low net: first, Jane Boyce; second: Brenda Hughes. Results for May 27. The game was odd holes. Low net: first, Judy Sawers; second, Sylvia Varrell. Fewest putts: Bobbie Davis. Chip-in: Jill Weiss. Birdie: Bobbie Davis.
Ladies day for the WGA at the Lakes Country Club in Boiling Spring Lakes is Wednesday and the starting time is 8:30 a.m. If you are interested in joining, call the club at 845-2625.
OCEAN RIDGE LGA
Results of the event May 27 at Panther’s Run. The format was 6-6-6: one net on holes 1-6, two nets on holes 7-12 and three nets on holes 13-18. Mary Connolly, Kathleen Wicke, Mary Hankes and Marie Pugh were first. Peg Jones, Beverly Furman, Carole Schuster and Pam McCafferty were second. Grace Bradicich, Peggy Rowland, Judy McLellan and Debbie MacFarlane were third. Birdies: Linda VanHorn at No. 6 and No. 2, Pam Hartman at No. 11, Peggy Jones at No. 11. Chip-ins: Mary Hankes at No. 15 and Carol Dunham at No. 13. Low net: Ann Turner, 66. Low gross, Linda VanHorn, 88.
Results of the Ocean Ridge mixed couples event played Sunday at Panther’s Run. The game counted two low nets on each hole, one from the men and one from the women. The highlight of the day was a hole-in-one by Mary K. Donahoe on the 110-yard second hole. She used a 5-wood. It was her first hole-in-one.
First: Howard Ray, Kathy Wicke, Don Rowland (blind draw) and Judy Keegan, at -31. Second: Roger Buck, Bev Furman, Don Rowland and Ruth Ray, at -21. Third: Al Keegan, Dusty Burianek, Dave Arnold and Ruth Ray (blind draw), at -18. Fourth: Frank Burianek, Peggy Rowland, Brian Roe (blind draw) and Mary K. Donahoe, at -17.
Birdies: Frank Burianek at 7, Gordon Wicke at 14, Pat Brooks at 17. Low nets: Judy Keegan, 57; Frank Burianek and Don Rowland, 64; Howard Ray, 66; Gordon Wicke, 68; Pam Hartman, 69.
Don Clark, Jim Marsh, George Griffin and Carl Price scored a +35 and won the weekly Players Golf Association tournament played May 28 at Farmstead Golf Course. Game was modified Stableford. Second with a score of +28 was the team of Bob Davis, Ernie Schober, Joe Calabreese and a blind draw. Third at +26 was the team of Nick Samela, Ernie Weeks, John McCloy and Bob Flack. Fourth at +25 was the team of Bill Favro, Wil Garvin, Dick Pearce and Bill Kasper. Fifth at +18 was the team of Bob Buktkevicius, Bob Lange, Ray Girard and Angelo Bertolozzi. Closest to the pin: Bill Favro at 3 and 6, Ernie Weeks at 12 and Jim Marsh at 17. Bob Davis had low gross, with a 74.
Results of the event Friday at Sandpiper. Closest to the pin on Bay No. 5 was Jim Creighton; on No. 2 Sand, John Radziewski. Tony Rossi had a net 63 from the white tees, which tied for first with Dan Norman. In second at 64 were Wayne Purdy, John Murphy and Norm Burgess. In third at 65 were John Radziewski and Ed Mctighe. In fourth at 68 were John Norman, Harvey Stratton, Jim Creighton and Jack Hinte.
Playing a game where only your best nine holes counted, the Renegades played their regular Tuesday tournament May 25 at Carolina Shores. With a score of 22, Teddy Altreuter was first. Karen Hertling was second in a match of cards over Donna Powers.
Low-gross winner was Barbara Malina in a match of cards over Sharon Clark (98) and Donna Powers was third. Low-net winner was Teddy Altreuter (66) with Barbara Malin second on a match of cards over Donna Powers (67). Nancy Rubin and Kathy Harniman tied for fewest putts, with 29. Martha Hannon and Sally Nolan had chip-ins on 5 and 12, respectively. Teddy Altreuter birdied 12. The game was total net score for the foursome.
On May 27, the game was total net score for the foursome. In the Sand to Bay flight, a -23 by Chris Christie, Bill Snyder, Mike Donovan and Frank Alcaraz took first. Second was a -15 by Tony Rossi, Frank DeStefon, Al Paynter and Doug Williams, who showed the way by shooting his age, 81. Third at -10 were Dan Alsup, Ron Yuricek, Tony Hanna and Bill Croxton. Bay to Sand flight: John Radziewski and his team of Jim Creighton, Mike Matlock and Bill Pohlman shot a -27 to take first. Second was the team of Gene McDonald, John Donnelly, Greg Scalzi and Dick Eby at -10. Third went to John Hannigan, Ed Killgoar, Jeff Smith and John Wilkes at -9.
On May 25, the game was count one best ball for the first six holes, two for the second six and three best balls for the last six holes. Sand to Bay flight: First at -32 were John Radziewski, Barney Evangelista, Bob Arace and Bill Pohlman. Second at -29 were Lance Lewin, Lee Parker, Joe Mcllroy and a blind draw. Third at -25 were Ron Thompson, Ed Killgoar, Ed McTighe and Dick Christensen. Bay to Sand flight: First at -27 were Lou Zotter, Joe Cramer, John Grossglass and Ron Donley. Second at -25 were Chris Christie, Jim Creighton, Tony Hanna and Frank Alcaraz. Third at -20 were Sam Milora, Joe Martere, Mike Donovan and Pat Dibble.
SEA TRAIL LGA
Results of the match May 27 at the Byrd Course. The format was crossover, with one-half handicap. First flight: first, Joann Barton, 28. Second, Janice Bohlinger, 28.5. Third, Nadine Cybyske, 30. Second flight: first, Flo Hill, 28. Second, Sally Arendt, 29. Third, Sharon Markatos, 31.5. Third flight: first, Ruth Apalinski, 25. Second, Nancy Hanania, 26 (match of cards). Third, Julie Burton, 26 (match of cards). Fourth flight: first, Karen Rastocky, 27. Second, Anne Giordano, 28 (match of cards). Third, Joyce Hellmann, 28 (match of cards).
Birdies: Julie Burton, at 11; Candy Fowler, at 16; Linda Perna, at 18. Chip-ins: Julie Burton, at 4; Susan Ferguson, at 8; Sally Arendt, at 11; Pat Sutton, at 14; Jo Larson, at 17.
SEA TRAIL NINERS
Results of the Sea Trail Lady Niners’ Rally for the Cure Tournament May 28 on the Maples Course. Longest drive, Betsy Burbank. Closet to the pin on 17, Nancy Harris. Closet to the pin on 11, Pam Hardie and Liz Brandt. The event raised $1,130 for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation.
WOMEN’S GOLF MONTH
Forty-one Carolinas PGA facilities will offer free clinics, on-course playing experiences, leagues and other golf-related special events for women 14 years of age and older during the fifth annual American Express Women’s Golf Month. The month-long promotion is designed to introduce or re-introduce women to the game of golf in a fun, non-intimidating environment. To find out which facilities and PGA Professionals in your area are participating, head to www.PlayGolfAmerica.com and enter your zip code in the space provided.