Local highlights, near and far
August 20, 2010
Cape Region golfers are busy making a name for themselves this season, both here and elsewhere.
Beacon Middle School sixth grader Brock Maloomian took first place in the USKids Golf Philadelphia South Tour Championship August 15, in the 11-year-old division. The tournament took place at Radley Run Country Club. Maloomian fired in four birdies, despite some bad weather conditions. He led the field by seven strokes, shooting 80 on the par-73 course.
Maloomian is also a member of Kings Creek Country Club, where his team recently took first place in the Kings Creek 20th Anniversary Golf Tournament.
When he’s not out on the golf course, Maloomian can be found playing lacrosse, skim boarding, and fishing.
The ladies of Rehoboth Beach Country Club held their annual two-day Member-Guest tournament Aug. 3 and 4. Kathy Curry and her guest, Linda Pina, won the overall event with a combined –22. Bailey Scheurer and Pressie Hoffman were low gross winners with a 71.
In Flight A net, Joan Flippin and Debbie Schell won first place with a –19 score, with Karen Smith and Kathy Frank taking second in the flight with a –15.
The Flight B net winners were Pauline Porter and Carolyn Rand, thanks to their –14 total. Bev Sanderson and Denise Dickerson won second place at –9.
Phyl Mitchell and Joan Donnelly won Flight C with a –19 blowout, followed by Karen Storms and Toni Mears with a –14 total.
The Tuesday closest to the pin competition took place on two holes. On the nineteenth hole, Joan Flippin was best among the guests and Barb Morgan was best among the members. On the fifteenth hole, Anne Woodward made the best guest shot, while Mitzie Emory had the best member’s tee shot.
The Wednesday closest to the pin contests used two other holes. Denise Dickerson took the guest honors on the fifth hole, while Ann Jennings had the best member’s shot. Flippin won best guest again on the thirteenth hole, while Carole Ann Medd had the best result among the competing members.
The 9-Hole Ladies Golf group at Sussex Pines Country Club held their weekly event August 10. In the First Flight, J. Hagy took first place in gross, followed by L. Sullivan. K. Gordy won the First Flight net category, with E. Sobieski in second.
In the Second Flight gross group, S. Toccafondi won first place, and C. Hall took second. L. Boyd won first place net, with second place going to J. Freed.
Tournament Supports Visually Impaired
Roy Fitzgerald is one of the newer year-round residents of Lewes, and he’s enjoying the Cape Region with his wife, Jennie Keith, the former provost for Swarthmore College. However, he’s still keeping up with community service activities in which he was involved before he moved from suburban Philadelphia.
Fitzgerald is the board chair for Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired. The Philadelphia non-profit agency works to improve the prospects for independence and self-determination for those challenged by visual impairments. There are over 5,000 supporters.
The ASB is holding its fifth annual Vision Cup Golf Tournament Sept. 14, at the ACE Club in Lafayette Hill, PA. There are several opportunities for tournament sponsors, as well as playing spots. Lunch and registration are scheduled for 11:30 to 12:30, with a shotgun start for the shamble format event at 12:30. A reception, dinner, and silent auction begin at 5:30 p.m.
For more information, go to www.asb.org and click on the Vision Cup link.
I join the rest of the Cape Gazette family in expressing my condolences to the Hoenigmann family on the recent passing of Steve, my longtime editor for this column.
We had a great time working together for over ten years. He was a consummate professional in dealing with me and the other sports writers at this fine paper. I learned quite a bit about the newspaper business from him.
Steve and I also shared a lot of laughs in talking about golf and other allegedly pointless sporting pursuits.
He was a bit of a golfer in years past, and he told me some nice stories about playing with his mother and brother at places such as Delcastle Golf Course, near his old high school.
Steve was a genuinely nice guy, and I’ll miss him.