Golf Bag: Boswell Super Senior Champ
Larry Boswell has been winning Carolinas Golf Association events for so long that no one is surprised when he claims another trophy.
Boswell shot 73-69—142 to win the North Carolina Super Senior Championship held at Morehead City Country Club last week. This time, it took a come-from-behind effort to knock off his longtime friend Jim Pridgen, who also lives in Jamestown.
Pridgen actually held a two-stroke lead after nine holes of the final round, but Boswell chipped in for birdie on the 10th hole, then birdied two par-3s to shoot 33 on the back nine and cruise to a two-stroke win.
Defending champion John Deluise, of Raleigh, tied for third with Dave Robinson, of Burlington, and Mike Sprouts, of Newton.
Hal Dugenske, of Whispering Pines, finished sixth, shooting 151. Deane Hundley and Paul Jett, both of Southern Pines, tied for eighth with 153.
Dale Andress, of Foxfire Village, was tied for 12th with 155.
Phil Thingstad, of West End, tied for 20th with Chuck Daley, of Whispering Pines, at 157, Herb Conway, of Whispering Pines, tied for 24th with 159 and Roy Ross, of Southern Pines, tied for 27th with 160.
Sheehan Chosen: Foxfire Golf and Country Club’s Jeffrey Sheehan will be among five golf course superintendents chosen to attend the 2011 GCSAA Education Conference in Orlando, Fla., Feb 7-11.
Sheehan will join Daniel Baker, of Rockport (Texas) Country Club, William Colby, of Groton (Mass.) Country Club, Scot Dickinson, of Wedgewood Country Club, in Coopersburg, Pa., and Scott Metzler, of Meadowbrook Golf and Country Club, in Hartley, Iowa, who were selected in a random drawing held by the Environmental Institute for Golf.
The purpose of the grant is to assist golf course superintendents with their professional development through participation in the annual event, which features the most comprehensive education program and trade show in the industry.
The winners receive airfare, hotel accommodations for five nights, conference full-pack registration, two education seminars, and $200 spending money.
“Bayer Environmental Science recognizes the importance of professional development to stay current in the field,” Jimmy Johnson, Bayer Environmental Science fungicide business manager, said. “We are pleased to continue our relationship with the EIFG by helping these five golf course superintendents further their professional development at the 2011 GCSAA Education Conference and Golf Industry Show.”
Patriots: The Patriots Baseball Golf Tournament will be held Nov. 22 at National Golf Club. A noon shotgun start is planned for the Texas scramble event which will give prizes for first and second places in both gross and net divisions.
Sponsorships for holes and carts are available for $100 each. For information, call Tim Maples at (910) 639-4864, or Farrell Rush at (910) 269-2863.
The entry fee is $100 per player or $400 per team.
Interclub Finals: The Carolinas Golf Association Interclub Match Play Championship concludes today at Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club with four teams competing for the title.
Semifinal matches were held Saturday pitting 2008 champion Rock Hill, S.C., against Raintree Country Club of Charlotte, and 2009 runner-up Coharie Country Club of Clinton facing The Preserve at Jordan Lake.
Sixteen players from each club are competing at four-ball and singles match play with the most cumulative points determining the winners.
A total of 63 clubs from both North and South Carolina began regular season competition in May with the top two clubs from each group earning the right to advance to the match play postseason playoffs, which began Sept. 1.
Tin Whistles: Thomas Harmicar and Patrick Henry teamed to win the Tin Whistles Baird Memorial championship with a 63 on the Pinehurst Country Club Course 5. Second place went to James Peterson and Ronald Sandstrom with 64, while Samuel Carubba and Phil Husted were third with 65.
The team of Carubba, Scott Forehand, Pete Kremer and John McCarthy posted 124 to win the two-best-ball mixer held at Pine Needles Resort. Bill Christina, Frank Ragona, Charles Romel and Rob Verzera won a card playoff for second over the group of Charles Eichorn, Gary Evans, John Field and Thomas Race after they had tied at 128.
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