Golf Bag: Luzar Advances to Senior Am
Rick Luzar, of Pinehurst, was among four golfers to advance to the USGA Senior Amateur in a qualifier held at Treyburn Country Club in Durham.
Luzar shot 35-39—74 to finish second, one stroke behind medalist Munroe Cobey, of Chapel Hill. Two other players, Kim Mansfield, of High Point, and Rick Alspaugh, of Winston-Salem, also shot 74 to advance.
Spike Smith, of Pinehurst, shot 76 to miss by two strokes, Chuck Wilkins, of Pinehurst, shot 77, and Chuck Latham, of Vass, shot 79. Todd Turner, of West End, and Bob Klug, of Pinehurst, shot 83, Marty Korte, of Southern Pines, 84, and Ken Eichele, of Pinehurst, 86.
LPGA T&CP: Karen Davies, of Carefree, Ariz., shot a 1-over-par 217 to win the 23rd annual LPGA Teachers & Club Professional National Championship held at The Golf Club at Ballantyne.
Charlotta Sorenstam, the sister of Annika Sorenstam, was second with 219. Dede Cusimano defended her title in the Senior Division with 219. Peggy Kirsch was at 224, followed by former University of North Carolina women’s golf coach Sally Austin, who shot 226.
Tin Whistles: The game was One, Two, Three, Four, Repeat and the winning team consisted of Ralph Cole, Tony Embrey, Bob White and Jerry Lefton with a score of 157 on the Pinehurst No. 1 Course.
Second place was taken by Ed Guidice, Ken Hepner, John Regler and Murray Stern with 163. Third went to the foursome of Chuck Butters, Jim Jones III, John Regler and Bruce Weir.
Lonnie Poole: Charter Partnerships at the Lonnie Poole Golf Course at N. C. State University are still available.
Chip Watson, golf director and Ggeneral manager of the new facility, said that the special privilege designation can be obtained by contacting University Development. “This is an excellent opportunity for golfers to get in on the ground floor and enjoy a variety of extras at an affordable price,” he said.
Charter Partners receive unlimited free play for a year, range balls, golf cart discounts, and discounted green fees for spouse or family play.
Members may also make advanced tee times and will receive invitations to several special events and tournaments.
The cost is $1,200 per year, and Champion Club cards can be obtained by contacting Becky Bumgardner at University Development, (919) 513-4412.
The folks at the Lonnie Poole Golf Course are proud of their highly rated new course and they like to prove it.
Therefore, anytime the staff sees a golfer observing sound maintenance habits, such as fixing ball marks, replacing divots, raking bunkers and other proper procedures, they will reward the player.
“Nearly all of our players are careful about sound maintenance practices and act accordingly,” Watson said. “We appreciate that and want to set a precedent that will make all players mindful of an age-old tradition.”
In that regard, those players will receive gift cards redeemable at the course’s food and beverage operation.
“It’s our way of saying thanks,” Watson said, “for leaving the course the way they found it.”
Golf Group: The Carolinas Golf Group has recently taken over management of two prominent in-state country clubs.
New clients for the Raleigh-based management firm are the Country Club of Salisbury and the High Point Country Club. CGG now operates a total of six clubs, including the Lonnie Poole Golf Course at N. C. State University, Wildwood Green in Raleigh, the North River Club in Beaufort, N.C., and Sanctuary Cove in St. Simons Island, Ga.
“Our management expertise and resources have proved valuable to these courses,” said Roger Watson, Carolinas Golf Group president. Watson said that two of the clubs had increased membership by more than 125 since the first of the year.
In addition, CGC handled the sale of four golf courses in the past year. “I’m pleased that our business continues to grow despite the economy,” Watson said.
Other key CGG personnel include Dan Breneman, Willis Denmark, Chip Watson, David Brooks, Dan Piscitelli, Dr. Ralph James Jr., and Bill F. Hensley.
eGolf Tour: Brian Harman, of St. Simons Island, Ga., shot 12-under-par 272 to win the Manor Classic eGolf Professional Tour event held at The Manor Golf Club in Farmville, Va., and take the $15,000 first-place check.
Andy Bare, of West End, tied for 12th with 283 and won $2,520. David Sanchez, of Pinehurst, shot 289 and won $1,550.
Pine Crest Event: Yann and Mary Jacquemont shot 66 to win the Pine Crest Inn two-person best-ball gross division in the tournament held at Little River Golf Resort. Marvin Waters and Matt Horvath were second with 69.
Jack Briley and Brent Holmes won the Net Division with 62, and Jay Hart and Kevin Lapping were second with 63.
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