July 3, 2015
This year’s edition of the Delaware Amateur Championship took place June 22-24 at Heritage Shores Golf Club, in Bridgeville, Delaware. Jay Whitby, a former Caesar Rodney high school star, won the 4-round event with a commanding 8-under par performance on the par-72 layout.
Cape Region golfers also distinguished themselves, led by Rehoboth Beach Country Club’s Ed Brown, the club’s former course superintendent. He finished in 15th place at 14-over par.
Scott Shockley of The Rookery and Steven Harvey of Rehoboth Beach CC tied for 22d at 19-over par, with Foster Haynes of Sussex Pines CC finishing in 34th place.
Cape Region golfers who played but missed the cut included Mark Yoder, Jr. of The Rookery, Clinton Bunting of Rehoboth Beach CC, Miguel Lopez of The Rookery, Tim Yoder of The Rookery, Kevin Danahy of Kings Creek CC, Alex Bennington of Sussex Pines CC, and Tim Gallagher of The Rookery.
DSGA Scholarship Winners Announced
The Delaware State Golf Association Scholarship Committee annually awards college scholarships to deserving students throughout the state and surrounding areas.
Three Cape Region businessmen founded the Scholarship Fund in 1986: R. Gerald Medd, Robert McCurry, and former Rehoboth Beach CC head pro Ron Barrows. Applicants are selected for scholarships based on academic performance, community service, and their connection to golf.
This year’s awards went to six students, including two from the Cape Region. Liam Murphy, of Hockessin, Delaware was awarded a $4,500 per year scholarship for 4 years. A four-year letterman for a highly successful Salesianum golf team, Murphy will attend Pennsylvania State University.
Madeline Baptiste of Lewes was awarded a $3,000 scholarship per year for 4 years, which she will use to attend the University of Delaware. A standout player for the Cape Henlopen High School golf team from 2013-2015, she was named the DIAA Girls State Champion in 2014.
Matthew Rosal of Camden, Delaware was awarded a $2,500 scholarship per year for 4 years. Rosal plans to attend George Washington University. He played golf on the U.S. Kids Local Tour, and also played for the Caesar Rodney Riders, earning the 2013 Henlopen Conference Outstanding Medalist honors.
Joshua Dill, of Newark, Delaware was awarded a $1,500 scholarship per year for 4 years. He will attend the University of Delaware. He is a two-time winner on the Philadelphia Junior Tour and two-time Club Champion at Chisel Creek Golf Club. Dill also placed in the DIAA State Tournament in 2014 and the Blue Hen Conference Tournament in 2013 and 2014.
Rachel Hagan of Milton was awarded at $1,500 scholarship each year for 4 years. She will attend Arizona State University. In addition to golf for Cape Henlopen High, Hagan’s athletic career has earned her honors as a field hockey coach and player. She was also a second place winner in the DWGA Golf Championship.
Nathan Milligan of Bridgeville was awarded a $1,500 scholarship each year for 4 years. He will attend Campbell College. Milligan only became interested in golf 4 years ago. He has been recognized as a scholar athlete by Woodbridge High School, the Henlopen conference and the DIAA for each of the past 3 years.
The Scholarship Fund holds an annual fundraiser tournament to help support the awards program. This year’s event is scheduled for October 5 at Rehoboth Beach CC. Save the date and watch this column for more information at the date approaches.
Philadelphia Junior Tour comes to Cape Region
Things were a little different this year at the Rehoboth Beach Junior Open, held June 22 at Rehoboth Beach CC.
The long-running tournament, now affiliated with the Philadelphia Section PGA Junior Tour, used morning tee times for the dozens of golfers, in lieu of the traditional lunch and afternoon shotgun start. Considering the hot weather, that switch may have helped several golfers handle the challenging conditions.
William Mitchell of Moorestown, NJ won the Boys 16-18 event. Brock Maloomian and Matt Zehner were the local competitors, and did a nice job of representing Cape Henlopen High School. Maloomian tied for 16th and Matthew Zehner finished in the 24th spot. Teague Olewiler, of Lewes, finished in 7th place in the 12 & Under 9-Hole Division.
The Tour shifted south to Cripple Creek CC June 23, with Zehner and Maloomian finishing in a tie for 10th with their 81s. Kings Creek CC played host to the Junior Tour June 24, in excellent weather conditions. Zehner’s 78 combined with the prior day’s 81 to earn him a tie for 7th place, with Maloomian’s 81-88 finish earning his 10th place spot.
Memorial Golf Outing at Marsh Island Golf Club
Golfers interested in memorializing Tim Fowler and Howard Hoffman are invited to play in a golf outing at Marsh Island Golf Club July 9, with a rain date of July 16. Check-in is at 8:00 a.m., with a shotgun start at 9:00 a.m. The $50 fee includes golf with cart, Pelican Grille Hot Dog, beverages, and prizes. Registration ends July 3.
Contact Marsh Island Golf Club for more information, at 302-945-4653.
Kody’s Kids Tournament
The Rehoboth Beach CC 18-Hole Ladies held their annual charity golf tournament in support of Kody’s Kids June 24. The organization supports programs for children ages 3-6. Kody’s Kids estimates the total raised from this years event brought in more than $1,800.
Traditionally called the Black & Gold tournament, 36 participants played a better ball of two format, and were encouraged to dress in team colors. The Black team won with a final score of 19.5-17.5 over the Gold team.
Local Club Competition Results
The Kings Creek Country Club Ladies Golf League played their Criers game June 18. Prabhat Karapurkar won first place, followed by Ruth Lauver in second and Atom Irwin in third.
The league then played a game of Far Out June 25. In this format, all par 5 scores are subtracted from the total. For the first flight, Ana Dittel took first place, with Linda Outlaw in second and Anita Pettitt in third. Dittel was also closest to the hole for the day.
Joann Pearlman won first place in the second flight, followed by Kathy Casey in second and Sherry Pie in third. Joanne Yurik led the third flight finishers, with Monica Fleischmann taking second and Leslie Ledogar in third.
The Kings Creek 9 Hole Ladies Golf Association played its weekly event June 29. Carole Ellison won first place, with Amy Rowe in second, Sue Nardo in third, and Susan Spence in fourth. Nathalie McGregor was closest to the pin on the 16th hole, at 6 foot 6 inches.
The Sussex Pines CC Ladies’ 18-Hole Golf Association played a Putting Around tournament June 30. Chip-ins counted for 5 points, one-putts earned 3 points, two-putts earned a single point, and three-putts were a two-point deduction. Linda Townsend won with 37 points, followed by Terry Daisey’s 28 and Kathy Hudak’s 26.