October 31, 2014
Rehoboth Beach Country Club proudly hosted the second annual University of Delaware Women’s Golf Invitational Oct. 25-26, featuring fine performances from several NCAA collegiate golfers.
Ten teams participated from nine schools, each playing three rounds of golf in 54-hole medal play.
Georgetown University’s team took the championship title with a total score of 922, or 58-over par. Host team University of Delaware Blue Hens, under the guidance of head coach Patty Post, took third place with a total score of 941, or 77-over par.
Two golfers tied for first place with a total score of 227, 11-over par. In a shootout in front of a crowd of onlookers on the first hole, Amanda Chin from the University of Pennsylvania was able to bogey the challenging par 4 ahead of Amanda Terzian from the University of Delaware to win individual honors.
Vimonthip Benjasupawan also finished among the top 10 for UD, coming in seventh with her 16-over par 75-78-79-232 total.
Teams for the Battle at the Beach included UD, Georgetown, Penn, Delaware State University, the U.S. Naval Academy and the University of Towson. Also competing were teams from Long Island University, the University of Richmond and Central Connecticut University.
“The University of Delaware was proud to host this event for its second time,” said coach Post. “Rehoboth Beach Country Club provided an outstanding test of golf, tremendous hospitality, and support from their membership and professional staff once again.”
RBCC members opened up the course, inviting golf fans of all ages to come out and support these college athletes throughout the weekend tournament. Approximately 45 members also volunteered during the event, helping the competitors as hole spotters and providing live scoring for fans following the results online.
“This is just one example of our commitment to grow and foster the game of golf in our region,” said club President Ed Perry.
Season-long match play winners at Kings Creek Country Club
Kings Creek Country Club announced the winners of its 2014 season Net Match Play Golf Tournaments.
Harry Papaleo won the 2014 Board of Governors Cup for the men’s tournament, and Anita Pettitt won the Vice President’s Cup for the ladies tournament.
Barbara Wisnieski was ladies’ runner-up, while John Purple finished second overall for the men.
Qualifying and seeding rounds were held in May, with 41 entrants in the men’s tournament and 32 entrants in the ladies’ tournament. Bracket matches for 18-hole match play rounds took place throughout the summer and early fall, leading up to the 27-hole finals matches.
Papaleo bested Purple 3 and 2 in the final match, and Pettitt won with a 4 and 3 over Wisneski.
Kings Creek Head Golf Professional Kevin Wiest said, “Once again, our summer-long club Net Match Play Tournaments were exciting and challenging. Weather issues pushed the tournament into the fall, and many of the matches went down to the wire on the final holes. The Board of Governors Cup and the Vice President’s Cup are among the most prestigious awards we give at Kings Creek Country Club, and we congratulate Harry Papaleo and Anita Pettitt for winning the 2014 contests.”
Time for the Leaf Rule again
When is a round of golf like an Easter egg hunt?
When it’s fall, windy and many leaves have fallen.
During a recent Sunday afternoon round at Rookery North, we watched the foursome in front of us rummaging around the trees to the left of the first fairway.
Our group stared at the muddle for a few seconds, and then simultaneously said, “Leaf Rule!”
After a short but fruitless search, we drop a new one where we think the old one disappeared, and play on, without penalty.
Golf should be fun, after all.