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Ocean Ridge wins interclub event
Ocean Ridge won the Coastal Carolina Interclub Association (CCIA) event played June 26 at the Tiger’s Eye golf course at Ocean Ridge Ocean Ridge has now taken over the lead for CCIA events of the year.
The CCIA format includes seven two-man teams from each club who play a USGA Stableford system, net best ball, and count only the scores from the top six teams of the seven competing. Clubs compete for the championship trophy by earning points in each event and accumulating the most points at the conclusion of the season.
Ocean Ridge totaled 267 points and was led by the team of Rod Femrite and Charlie Augone with 50 points and the teams of Ed McCloskey and Melvin Scott, Gordon Wicke and Greg Lipscomb and Bob Callihan and Bill Johnston with 44 points each. Ocean Ridge is in first in the year-to-date standings with 769 points.
Crow Creek scored 250 points for second and remained in sixth in the standings with 719 points. The team of John Pennell and Brian Nordberg led Crow Creek with 47 points and were supported by the teams of Bruce Eck and Greg Massey with 42 points and Wade Goyne and Paul Gamsby with 41 points.
Carolina National and St. James both scored 249 points with Carolina National winning third place on a tiebreaker. Carolina National remained in fifth in the standings with 726 points. They were led by the teams of Bob Collins and Bob Fuchs, Ed Rich and Bill Kerner and Lee Godfrey and Tom McAndrews with 43 points each. St. James was led by the team of John Vig and Joe Crostic with 45 points. St. James is in fourth in the year-to-date standings with 730 points.
Sea Trail placed fifth with 247 points and remains in third in the year-to-date standings with 739 points and was led by the teams of Bill Baker and Jon Blaker and Dennis Morris and Mike Luff with 43 points each.
Magnolia Greens scored 240 points to place sixth and remains in second in the standings with 752 points. They were lead by the teams of Dave Rhind and Dick Bauer and Sam Stanley and Mitch Reason with 44 points each.
Sandpiper Bay scored 213 points for seventh and is seventh in the standing with 674 points. They were led by the team of Ron Robichard and Gene MacDonald with 40 points.
The next CCIA event is July 12 on the Byrd course at Sea Trail. Clubs interested in learning more about the CCIA may contact Melvin Scott at email@example.com
Detour to Farmstead Golf Links
The entrance to Farmstead Golf Links on McLamb Road, Calabash, will be blocked from the west by bridge repair by the North Carolina Department of Transportation. The road will be blocked about one-half mile from the Farmstead entrance. The NCDOT is estimating three to five weeks. They’re planning to have it completed before school starts.
Traffic to the golf course should take Highway 17, turning at the stoplight at Highway 17 and Mineola Road in Little River, S.C. Farmstead is about 3 miles from that intersection in North Carolina, where the road name switches from Mineola to McLamb. For assistance, call the pro shop at (910) 575-7999.
Brunswick County senior golf schedule
Call Khrystye Haselden for more information at (910) 253-2670. The full schedule is at www.brunswickcountync.gov (55+ Programs).
July 18: The Lakes, $28. 8 a.m. sign-in, 9 a.m. shotgun start. Price includes cart fee, greens fee, cart attendants and prizes.
Aug 22: Magnolia Greens Golf Plantation, $40. 8 a.m. sign-in, 9 a.m. shotgun start.
Price includes cart fee, greens fee and prizes. Cart attendant’s tip is not included in price.
Sept. 12: The Pearl East, $40. 8 a.m. sign-in, 9 a.m. shotgun start. Price includes cart fee, greens fee, cart attendants and prizes.
Oct. 16: Brierwood Golf Club, $30. 8 a.m. sign-in, 9 a.m. shotgun start. Price includes cart fee, greens fee, cart attendants and prizes.
Nov 14: Tiger’s Eye at Ocean Ridge, $45. 8 a.m. sign-in, 9 a.m. shotgun start.
Price includes cart fee, greens fee, cart attendants and prizes.
Dec. 11: Rivers Edge Golf Club and Plantation, $45. 8 a.m. sign-in, 9 a.m. shotgun start. Price includes cart fee, greens fee, and prizes. Cart attendant’s tip is not included in price.
Shallotte Lions Club tourney is July 21
The annual Shallotte Lions Club tourney is 8:30 a.m. July 21 at the Sea Trail Jones Course. Men’s, women’s or mixed teams may play in the two-flight tourney and the entry fee is $65 per golfer, which covers green fee and buffet luncheon.
The tourney benefits the vision and hearing impaired in the local area who cannot otherwise get care and also supports other Lions’ local services.
Call Marvin Peters at 579-1059 by July 12. Applications are also at local golf pro shops.