May 10, 2002
The Cape Henlopen High School golf team completed its conference match schedule on a high note this week, with two victories.
The Vikings are currently ranked sixth in the state, with three non-conference matches remaining in the schedule.
On May 7, the team beat Seaford’s Blue Jays fairly handily on the back nine at Rehoboth Beach Country Club, 165-190. Tyler Witman shot the best score of the day with a one-under 35.
“I birdied the par 3 [thirteenth hole,]” Witman said. “On seventeen, I reached the [par 5] green in two shots, but I three-putted from about 20 feet. I played well today, and hit 7 of 9 greens.”
Christina Wagamon’s 40 was her second-best round of the season. “I had good chips from all over the place,” she grinned. “I made bogeys on 11, 12, 17, and 18, and parred the rest.”
Shannon Prettyman scored a 45, and credited her putting with keeping her score from being even higher. “I had a triple bogey on 12. One shot went into the bunker, and it was a downhill lie. The next shot stayed in the bunker. Other than that, my putting really saved me a bunch of times.”
Brett Hertel also shot 45 to complete the team scoring. “I three-putted for bogey on 11 and 12, and had a birdie on 13. I tripled 17, though. My tee shot landed up against a tree, and all I could do was go left with it. That shot stayed in the rough. I actually played pretty consistent today. I just have to stop hitting up against a tree.”
On May 8, the Vikings hosted Polytech in the match that didn’t take place in last week’s scheduling snafu, and won again by a similar margin, 165-192.
This time, Prettyman took medalist honors with a 39, her best round of the season.
She never stopped smiling during the entire interview: “I started out on the second hole with a par, then went bogey, bogey, birdie, and par. I chipped in for another birdie on the seventh hole. Then I bogeyed 8 and parred 9. I doubled my last hole on 1, though.”
Wagamon shot a 41 without any birdies. “My putting is what saved me today. I bogeyed 1, 3, and 4, and doubled 7. I parred everything else.”
Witman scored a 41, but was unavailable for comment. Wagamon played with him, though, and simply said he had an off day.
Hertel’s 44 finished the team’s total for the day. “I started on 9 with a double, and then bogeyed my way around until the sixth hole. I had a birdie on 6, then doubled 7, and parred 8. I really didn’t putt very well today.”
May 20 DSGA Scholarship Event at RBCC features Toyota-sponsored Gil Morgan
The annual Delaware State Golf Scholarship Fund event takes place May 20 at Rehoboth Beach Country Club. Senior PGA Tour star Dr. Gill Morgan will play a scramble with 18 amateurs, who will pay $600 for the privilege of golfing with one of the game’s finest ambassadors.
Toyota USA is continuing its significant support for the fundraiser, thanks to RBCC member Bob McCurry’s affiliation with the automobile manufacturer. Toyota dealers from all over the country have sent in additional donations, which support college scholarships for students from all over the Delmarva Peninsula.
A few remaining playing spots may still be available for the scramble. Cape golfers wishing to contribute may also participate in the Birdie Challenge, pledging money for each birdie scored by the four scramble teams playing in the event.
For more information, contact Rehoboth Beach CC head professional Ron Barrows at 302-227-3616.