Fairway Notebook: Sponik Records Hole-in-One
Joan Sponik, a member at Pinehurst, scored an ace Sept. 21, while playing the 98-yard fourth hole on Course No. 4. Joan used her 27-degree hybrid to reach the green. It was her fifth hole-in-one. Playing in her foursome were Val Minick, Jane Lee and Brenda Thomas.
Sandhills Country Club: The Tufts Memorial Tournament was played Sept. 21 and the format was better ball of women’s pairs and the better ball of men’s pairs at 95 percent of each player’s handicap. Competition was held on Course No. 5. The winning teams: Howard and Pat Milligan with David and Kendra Muir, 124; Leonard and Rita DiNapoli with Robert and Jane Forsyth, 128 (MOC); Vance and Doris Richardson with Larry and Joyce McWane, 128 (MOC); Mike and Dorothy Zihal with Joe and Mary Ann Mills, 129; Phil and Phyllis Reaper with Dennis and Mary Green, 130.
The fourth and last tournament of 2011 will be played on Pinehurst No. 1, on Dec. 8, followed by their Christmas banquet.
Southern Pines: The Par Seekers played a T & F tournament. Only holes starting with those letters were counted, with only 50 percent of each player’s handicap used for scoring. Flight 1 – Bonnie Quesenberry, tied at 37, with Susie Ray; Carol Morris, tied at 38, with Elaine Workman; Penny Burke, 42. Flight 2 – Joan McCreedy, 32; Ginger Addis, tied at 38, with Judy Barrenger; Flo DeSandy, 39. Flight 3 – Nancy Jacobs, 36; Joy Shelton, 41; Char Donovan, 44.
Woodlake: The Ladies Niners played an even holes tournament on the Maples Course Sept. 19. The winners: Flight A – Brenda Tillman, 13; Pat Hruska, 15; Elena Burd, 17 (MOC); Flight B – Margie Spory, 12; Barb Schmidt, 15; Norma Loase, 14. Flight C – Mary Lawrie, 17; Katy Scroggins, 18; Pat Brennan, 18.
Pinehurst: The Men’s Golf Association played the first round of its annual club championship on Sept 13 and 14. The final round will be played Sept. 20 and 21.
Sept. 13: Flight 1 – Dan Bryant, 65; Terry Daly, 68; Russ French 69 (MOC); Steve Frobey, 69 (MOC). Flight 2 – Bill Mavredes, 65; Jack Breslin, 70 (MOC); Jay Vogel, 70 (MOC); Richard Osborne, 71. Flight 3 – James Taiclet, 65; Bruce Monteith, 66; Hank Pages, 68 (MOC); Jim Fenner, 68 (MOC).
Sept. 14: Flight 1 – Pete Wilkinson, 66; Ray Rosinski, 69; James Peterson, 71 (MOPC); Paul Conover, 71 (MOC). Flight 2 – Mark McFarland, 68; Richard Dixon, 71 (MOC); John McNeill, 71 (MOC); Dave Kilpatrick, 71 (MOC). Flight 3 – Ron Sundstrom, 68; Thomas Brown, 69 (MOC); Charles Flood, 69 (MOC); Bobby Jones, 70.
The Birdies played Sept. 19 in a “O.N.E.S. game: two best balls on all holes except the holes beginning with those letters. AB – Nancy Brooks, Diane Yelovich, Tee Noggle, Blind Draw, 99; Jane Lee, Teresa Harmicar, Karen Cook, Sue Smith, 101. CD – Audrae Thibodeau, Regina Stoddard, Linda Bond, Mary Bartley, 98; Myrna Spencer, Josie Maniskas, Sandra Weir, June Eichele, 103.
The Silver Foils played Sept. 20 in an tndividual Stableford tournament. Class A – Back nine - Diane McCall, 15 points (MOC); Jean Conry, 15 points (MOC); Nan Wood, 14 points. Class B – Last three holes - Silvia Bisbe, 13 points (MOC); M.J.Zinn, 13 points (MOC); Lulu Eichhorn, 12 points. Class C – Sally Hargrove, 19 points; Joann Breslin, 17 points. Back nine – Kathy Mondock, 15 points (MOC); Marilyn Thomas, 15 (MOC); Ro Kachel, 15 points. Class D – Marge Swinarton, 18 points; Judy Silver, 16 points; Lisa Akers, 14 points.
The Women’s Golf Association played Sept. 22 in a “Best Balls/Fewer Putts” contest. One best ball on all holes, plus one best putt. The winners: Silvia Bisbe, Josie Bunting, Carol Alexander, Joyce Harter, 80; Janice Kaczmarek, Brenda Thomas, Beth Bennington, Kendra Muir, 84; Joyce McWane, Pat Milligan, Roe Lyons, Gay Padgett, 88 (MOC); Darya Glass, Chris Lawn, June Eichele, Pat Williamson, 88 (MOC). Bonnie Howard, Judy Silver, Trish Christian, Diane McCall, 89 (MOC); Nan Wood, Jimmie Hepner, Ro Kachel, 89.
Whispering Pines: The Ninettes played a best ball tournament, with 50 percent of each player’s handicap used for scoring. Competition was Sept. 19 on the back nine of the West Course. The winners: Sandy O’Malley, Marcia Osborne, Barbara Saul and Linda Schubert, 84.
The Wanderers played at Anderson Creek Golf Club Sept. 22 in a one best ball of each twosome format. Flight 1 – James Dockery and Chuck Daley, 64; Junior Jones and Tom Jones, 65. Chuck Daley won low gross with 74 and Tom Jones won low net with 69. Flight 2 – Rick McNulty and a Blind Draw. 63; Al Motta and John Gillis, 66. Rick McNulty won low gross with 79 and Jerry Lloyd won low net with 72.
Whispering Woods: The Men’s Golf Association played Sept. 19 in a team event with two low net balls needed for scoring. The winning team was Glenn Bernhard, Bob Carlson, Steve Luckhaus, Blind Draw, 111.
On Sept. 21 the game was a modified captain’s choice with two low net balls needed for scoring. The winning team was Bob Carlson, Fred Miller, Tom Lyon, Phil Scalia, 106.
Midland: The second annual Kramer Cup Challenge was held at Knollwood Fairways Sept. 13 and 16. The event used a Ryder Cup format with competition between the Midland CC and Knollwood Village residents.
Midland defeated Knollwood 19 to 14 and will retain the Kramer Cup for the second straight year.
The Midland Ladies played Sept. 15 in a low net contest. 18 holes - Flight 1 – Sally Kelly, 66; Nancy Hartwick, 67. 9 holes – Flight 1 – Bev Braunscheidle, 37; Mary Ann LaLonde, 39.
The Men’s Golf Association played a Nassau tournament Sept. 21 in a two best balls of the threesome needed for scoring. Overall: Ted Meyer, Paul Aschmetat, Henry Fuhrmann, 132. Art Gula won low gross with 81.
The 9-Holers played a skins game and a two-man best ball event. Skins winners: Bill Crenson on No. 3; Chuck Crum on No. 4; Jim Braunscheidel on No. 5. Best ball winners were Dick Lawrenson and Jim Braunscheidel with 31. Jim Braunscheidel also won low gross with 41.
Beacon Ridge: Candy Alderman is the 18-hole club champion, with a two-day total of 160. Competition was played Sept. 19 and 20, net scores only: Flight 1 - LaVonne Hurd 143; Sandy McDermott, 143; Sonja White, 147. Flight 2 – Barbara Card, 137; Ellen Leslie, 138; Mary Snead, 138. Flight 3 – Marianne Foley, 141; Kathleen Deignan, 144; Alice Shaughnessy, 146.
National: The Women’s Golf Association played Sept. 21 in a gross and net tournament. Gross: Kathy Fiske, 88; Diane Tate, 93. Net: Karen Finegold, 70; Stephanie Stokes, tied at 71, with Cindy Boals.
Mid-Carolina Men’s Golf Association: The ninth event of the 2011 season was played Sept. 19 on Pinehurst No. 6, with all 10 clubs participating.
Gross: Justin Walters, Whispering Pines, 68; Phil Thingstadt, Foxfire, 72; Mike Swensen, Beacon Ridge, 74; Sid Barnett, Woodlake, 75; John Misiaszek, Woodlake, 75. Net: Pat O’Malley, Whispering Pines, 66; Richard Depp, Deercroft, 66; Jim Morris, Carolina Trace, 67; Pete Nehlson, Pinewild, 67; Frank Hopper, Pinehurst, 67; Rick Wells, Deercroft, 67; Walt Nestvogel, Woodlake, 67; Don Smith, Beacon Ridge, 68; Dick Brown, Carolina Trace, 69; Russ French, Pinehurst, 69; Brian Manley, Foxfire, 69; Jim Phillingane, Whispering Pines, 69; Pat Lynch, Whispering Pines, 69; Ed Rackowski, Pinewild, 69; Bob Flygar, Whispering Pines, 70.
Year-to-date: Pinehurst, 6,481; Carolina Trace, 6,579; Pinewild, 6,598; Anderson Creek, 6,605; Beacon Ridge, 6,610; Whispering Pines, 6,629; Foxfire, 6,644; Woodlake, 6,739; Deercroft, 6,829; Seven Lakes, 6,893.
The final event for 2011 will be held Oct. 13 at Seven Lakes to determine the overall association championship.
Pinewild: The Men’s Golf Association played Sept. 15 on the Holly Course in a “peer play” competition. Individual: Flight 1 – Gross: Bernie Schultz, 71; John Condon, 74; Jim Moon, 77. Net: Mike Tencza, 67; Mike Critzer, 68; Chuck Mills, 70. Flight 2 – Gross: Bob Sweed, 74; Doug Schmidt, 80; James Hill, 80. Net: Frank Johnson, 68; Fred Berry, 69; Tom Vicenik, 71. Flight 3 – Gross: Walt Kaczynski, 78; David Gray, 82; Leon D’Onle, 82. Net: Vern DeGrange, 67; Fergie Ferguson, 68; Howard Schubert, 68. Flight 4 – Gross: Dick Mack, 84; Pat Mastandrea, 85; Don Garratt, 88. Net: Jim Keffer, 67; Dennis Schmidt, 71; Stainton Smith, 73. Flight 5 – Paul Kauffman, 90; David Denny, 93; Gary Lewis, 95. Net: John Wake, 71; Charles Young, 76; Ken Powers, 76.
Seven Lakes: The Nine Hole Lakers played Sept. 21 for the “Lakers Mug.” It was a Stableford format with the winning team of Carol Dunn, Ann McClymonds, Judy Hogan and Dodie Lynn carding 95.
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