NANCY O'CONNELL: Fairway Notebook: Lakers Play Low Net Game
Seven Lakes: The Lakers played Oct. 29 in a low net contest. The winners were:
Flight 1 -- Mary Ann Allen, 36.
Flight 2 -- Sally Kindsvatter, 33.
Flight 3 -- Marge Randolph, 27.
Longleaf: The Women's Golf Association hosted its annual Halloween "Trick or Treat" tournament Oct. 30.
The 18-Hole Ladies played one best ball on the front nine and a scramble on the back nine. Shirley Brennan, Mary Olech, Shirley Nelson and Betty Bahler won with a score of 65. Dottie Guckin, Jan Fisher and Valerie Downing scored 66. Closest to the pin went to Jan Fisher on No. 8 and Dottie Guckin on No. 15.
The nine-hole players had a scramble format, with Sally Freeman and Mary Ann Tosh and Paula Scanlon and Kathy Sponsler in the winner's circle. Mary Anne Tosh won closest to the pin, and Joan Garber won the longest putt.
Whispering Woods: The Men's Golf Association played Oct. 22 in a two-man team event. The winners were Phil Scalia and Tom Nagele, 82; Joe Matejka and Bud Henty, 75; Don Smedley and John Hamm, 71; Bill Anderson and Claude Bandy, 70; and Ken Pomeroy and Carl Williams, 69.
On Oct. 24, the game was two best balls on par-three holes, and one best ball on par-4s and 5s. The winners were Al Gaeta, Charlie DiLaura, Bed Henty and Ken Pomery, 69; and Werner Klingener, Tom Nagele, Bob Carlson and a blind draw, 70.
On Oct. 27, the game was three-man teams, with one gross ball and two net balls needed for scoring. The winners were Al Gaeta, Bud Henty and Joe Haas, 223; Rich Moran, Tom Nagele and a blind draw, 235; and Steve Luckhaus, Tony Rodriquez and Werner Klingener, 238.
Whispering Pines: The Wanderers, a traveling group, played at Seven Lakes on Oct. 23 in a two-man best-ball contest.
Flight 1 -- Chuck Daley and Tom Stevens, 68; John Gerwig and Rich Gibbons, 72.
Flight 2 -- Len Mills and Mike Tile, 68 by a match of cards over Don MacIlvaine and Win Loughlin.
Tom Stevens won low gross with an 84, and Rich Gibbons won low net with 76.
The Pinettes played Oct. 28 in a Red and Blue tournament that included members from Foxfire on the East Course. It was a match play contest using alternate shots on the front nine and a scraamble on the back nine. Points were awarded on each hole, with 1 point for a win, half point for a tie and no no points for a loss. The Blue teams carded 25.5 points and the Red team 19.5 points.
The Ninettes played a team best ball on the back nine of the East Course. Gail Coffin and Margaret Pluff took first place with 36 by a MOC over JoAnn Boron and Val Flahie.
The Men's Golf Association played Oct. 29, with one best ball needed on holes 1 to 6, two best balls on holes 7 to 12 and three best balls on holes 13 to 18. The winners were Phil Duggins, Lu Navarro, Ed Kennedy and Dick Mills, 130; Frank Carrara, Tony Pisacane, Stafford Thornton and Bob Flesca, 131; and Frank Reinhardt, Larry Bergman, Felix DeMasi and Joe Thomas, 132.
Knollwood: The Rainmakers played a Sadie Hawkins Tournament on Oct. 27. The format was one best net ball of the twosome. Esther Sweeting and Dick Madiera, and Marie Wojcieszak and Bob Connelly tied at 27. Three teams tied for second at 28: Alberta Settzo and Bill Moore, Liz Garner and Ed Painter, and Paul and Doris Hoffmann.
The Sandblasters played a two-man contest using a best ball, with the following winners: Harvey Koonce and Joe Reilly, 28; Chuck Crum and Bill Bradley, 29; Dave Petro and Len Grasso, 30.
Harvey Koonce won low gross with 40, and Chuck Crum won low net with 30. Chuck Crum also won closest to the pin.
National: The Women's Golf Association played for the President's Cup on Oct. 29, in an individual low net format. Dot Kennihan won with 70, and Kathy Fiske had 77.
Foxfire: The 18-Hole Ladies Golf Association held a special Halloween Orange and Black match play tournament Oct. 29. The Black Team won by several points. The members were Leslie Frusco, Barbara Arnold, Betty Gregory, Flo LaShomb, Kim Spaulding and Sue Bachelder.
Pinehurst: The Birdies played on Course No. 3, and the game was two best balls of the foursome, with three worst holes thrown out. Foursomes were semiatched handicaps of AA/BBCC/DD. The winners were:
AA/BB -- Kendra Muir, Tee Noggle, Sue Smith and a blind draw, 106.
CC/DD -- Marlene Picard, Joanne Drengler, Terry Rutowski and Nancy McNally, 113.
Birdies were recorded by Charlotte Cable on 4, Donna Tanner on 7, Tee Noggle and Karen Mavredes on 13.
The Silver Foils played Oct. 28 in a Stableford game. The winners were Marge Swinarton, Joyce Harter, Norma Small and Jean Conry, 61; and Lulu Eichorn, Flossie Parks, Elsie Jasinski and Lisa Akers, 54.
The Women's Golf Association played in a "Good Bad and Ugly" tournament Oct. 24. The winning teams were Darya Glass, Susan Smith, June Eichele and Sue Ferretti, 61; Irene Corbin, Gloria Dahlmann, Ann Nash, Jacque Weston, 64 by a MOC over Chris Mastaler, Soung Ja Neubauer, Kathy Mondock and Jane Wilkinson; Diane McCall, Marie Schneider, Diana Staley and Dianne Yelovich, 65 by a MOC over Maggie Sanger, Donna Tanner, Sandy Edens and Lynne Heilman.
The Chippers played Oct. 27, with Jackie Romanker winning the championship with a score of 89.
Level 1 -- Pat Tomasetti, 93; Pat Smith, 96; Donna May, 111.
Level 2 -- Jean Vogt, 105; Mary Lou Norberg, 109; Pat Groseth, 113.
Pinewild: The Club Championships and the President's Cup competition were contested recently. Results in the President's Cup in the men's division were:
Flight 1 -- Doug Aitken, 144; Chuck Mills, 144; Snuffy Smith, 147.
Flight 2 -- Allan Vernier, 142; Walt Balckwell, 150; Don Power, 152.
Flight 3 -- Walt Kaczynski, 150; Gary Clark, 152; Gary Mott, 153.
Flight 4 -- Bob Behnke, 147; Tom Beddow, 147; Alex Nemeth, 148.
Flight 5 -- Len Duckman, 146; David Gray, 153; Jim Pryor, 154.
Flight 6 -- Bob Welter, 144; Stainton Smith, 149; Pat Mastandrea, 152.
Results in the women's division were:
Flight 1 -- Ginger Lash, 149; Dee Dee Schmitt, 150; Peggy Clark, 151.
Flight 2 -- Bobbie Erdman, 141; Freddy Mastandrea, 154; Linda Critzer, 156.
Flight 3 -- Louise Pryor, 138; Lynn Davison, 146; Penny Junk, 152.
Chuck Wunsch is the men's club champion with 231. Jene Grieshaber is the women's club champion with 149. Allan Vernier won the President's Cup with 142 for the men. For the women, Louise Pryor won the President's Cup with 138.
The Men's Golf Association held an individual peer play contest on the Holly Course. In a format of gross and net, the winners were:
Flight 1 -- Gross: Bernie Schultz,77; Scott Sutherland, 80; Barry Dunlap, 81. Net: Tom Clark, 73; Allan Vernier, 76; Mike Critzer, 76.
Flight 2 -- Gross: Ted Davison, 79; Jim McMahon, 84; Jack Godwin, 84. Net: Brian Stevens, 71; Walt Kaczynski, 74; Tim Moore, 75.
Flight 4 -- Gross: Phil Keel, 86; Mike Fowley, 90; Mike Weisser, 91. Net: Dave Blessing, 70; Don Jurenko, 74; Pat Mastandrea, 76.
Flight 5 -- Gross: Gil Gilbertson, 86; Tony Petricola, 92; Leo Zande, 93. Net: Frank Grimone, 68; Jim Young, 74; Jim Belford, 76.
Closest to the pin honors went to Tony Petricola on 3, Don Power on 8, Jim O'Brien on 12 and Walt Kaczynski on 17.
Southern Pines: The Par Seekers played Oct. 28 in an Odd Couple tournament in which one best ball of the couple was needed on the odd holes and two best balls on the even holes. The winning teams were Pat Billingham and Milli Johnson, 108; Suzy Ray and Sue McMullan, 116; Jenny Sherrill and a Blind partner, 119.
In a "Criers" tournament played Oct. 21 the format was gross scores only, and each player could throw out her three worst holes. The winners were:
Flight 1 -- Louise Pierce, 74; Patricia Billingham, 78; Judy Barrenger, 81.
Flight 2 -- Jeanice Snyder, 83; Nancy Jacobs, 86; Rosemary Goodrich and LaVonne Pare`tied at 90.
Flight 3 -- Jenny Stuber, 86; Milli Johnson, 94; Rita Mae Taylor, 95.
Beacon Ridge: Linda Talbot, with a net score of 70, is the Beaconette champion for 2008. The best net scores over two rounds were counted. Sally Terrutty and Karen Milligan tied at 74.
In a "Trick-or-Treat" tournament, played in threesomes, the results were; Barry Ellis, Barbara True and Carole Skau, and Karen Milligan, Marge Lambert and Pat Blair tied at 42; Sally Terrutty, Pat Dublino and Rose Gaynor, 45.
The 18-Hole Ladies Golf Association played Oct. 28 in a "Trick-or-Treat" team game. The winners were Ann Sciarrino, Marilyn Dumbleton, Kathleen Deignan and LaVonne Hurd, 28; Donna Fellows, Irene Galioto, Nita Hartless and Nancy Cunningham, 30; Mary Lois Teyssier, Judy Kullberg, Barbara Card and Dawn Shapiro, 34.
Hilde Krallinger won closest to the pin on 5.
The Men's Golf Association played a three-day Ryder Cup tournament Oct. 23-25. The first day was best ball of partners. The second day was alternate shot, and the third day was individual match play. The Blue team defeated the Red team on an extra-hole tiebreaker, with the Blue Team winning 8 to 4.
Midland: The Men's Golf Association played a Nassau tournament Oct. 29 using two best balls of the foursome. Henry Fuhrmann, Dick Baird, Charles Cook and Pat Ryan were the overall winners on 18 holes with 120.
Harvey Koonce won low gross with 84. Dick Baird won low net with 69.
In a nine-hole Skins Game, Phil Colwell won on holes 1 and 4, Bill Crenson won on holes 5 and 7, and Joe Reilly won on hole 8.
In a four-man contest using two best balls, the winners were Ted Cadieu, John Mannion, Glen Kendall and Clark Russell, 53 by a MOC over Paul Leach, Rick Stone, Chuck Crum and Pete Feeney; and Justin Hendrix, Ron Flock, Mac Andrews and Dick Maderia, 55.
Rick Stone won low gross with 37. Birdies were recorded by Jim Braunscheidel, Bill Bradley and Jim Burell on 1, Wade Volmer on 1 and 9, Paul Aschmetat on 5, Paul Cottam and Rick Stone on 6, Ron Flock on 5 and 6, Jim Pittenger on 8, Pat Ryan on 14, Bob Mellinger on 15 and Harvey Koonce on 16.
The Ladies Golf Association played Oct. 23 in a "Tee to Green" contest, with half of each player's handicap used for scoring. Winners in the 18-hole division were:
Flight 1 -- Joanne Rabdau, 52; Penny Higgins and JoAnn Slayton tied at 55.
Flight 2 -- Sally Stultz, 61; Barbara Mellinger and Georgia Snow tied at 64.
Winners in the nine-hole division were Beverly Braunscheidel, 28; and Margene Chapman, 31.
The Ladies Golf Association played its member-guest tournament Oct. 16, and the theme was a "Day in Tuscany," using a best ball of partners. The winners were Dee Hancock (Midland) and Doris Lanning (Whispering Pines), 58 by a MOC over Sally Kelly, (Midland) and Erin Evans, (Tanglewood); and Barb Mellinger, (Midland) and Barb McCleneghen, (Woodlake), 59.
Closest to the pin on 2 was won by Barbara Mellinger for the members and Pat Gannaway for the guests. Closest to the line was won by Penny Higgins for members and Millie Allen for guests.
Carolina Hickory: The monthly tournament was held at Hope Valley Country Club in Durham. The team of Jay Harris, Greg Parks, Bob Georgiade and a blind draw won for the lowest 18-hole score of 64-60. Charles Millender, Dave Lynn, Rich Schmidt and Paul Willoughby won the front nine with 66. Andy Moye, Robbie Hill, Richard Payne and Dick Hoffman won the back nine with 66.
Jay Harris won low gross with 78, and Bob Georgiade captured low net with 62.
The next contest will be held Monday, Nov. 11, at the Country Club of North Carolina.
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