August 19, 2016
This year’s Andrew Geyer Memorial Scholarship Tournament takes place Sept. 16 at Rookery North golf course in Milford.
Geyer was a standout golfer for Wesley College in Dover, as well as for Milford High School. He died when a drunk driver hit him as he walked along a road in Morgantown, WV, where Geyer had gone to see a West Virginia University basketball game.
Friends and family organized this successful tournament to raise scholarship money for deserving Wesley students, in his memory. The first such event took place in 2014.
The $100 entry fee for the each golfer in the four-player scramble format covers the range balls, greens fees, carts, door prizes, and the dinner following the 1:00 p.m. shotgun start. There will also be a silent auction.
Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information, contact Rookery assistant golf pro and Wesley alumnus Chris Osberg at 302-684-3000.
DSGA Senior Championship
The Rookery North golf course hosted this year’s Delaware State Golf Association Senior Championship, held Aug. 15-16. The DSGA used a mix of blue and white tee locations for the par-70 challenge.
Jeff Allen of Wild Quail Golf and Country Club in Wyoming, DE won the tournament with a 69-73-142 performance, in blistering heat.
Golfers from upstate predominated among the players. Earl Dunnock and Mark Yoder, Jr. competing out of The Rookery, and Richard Swearer from Bear Trap Dunes, were the only golfers from Sussex County clubs.
Yoder tied for 20th with his 79-76-155. Dunnock’s 159 total put him in a tie for 23. Swearer shot a pair of 86s for a tie for 47th among the 55 finishers.
Milton Fall Golf Outing September 21
The Milton Fire Department and Milton FD Ladies’ Auxiliary invite golfers to join them in a Fall Golf Outing fundraiser for the volunteers on Sept. 21, at The Rookery South golf course.
Registration and breakfast begin at 8:00 a.m., with a shotgun start for the scramble format beginning at 9:00 a.m. The $280 fee per foursome, or $75 fee for individuals, covers the greens fees and cart, beverages during the day, lunch, and prizes and awards after play.
For more information, contact Paul Caras at 302-236-0100.
Junior Club Championships at Rehoboth Beach CC
Rehoboth Beach Country Club held its Junior Club Championships Aug. 8.
Based on the photos sent in of the winners, the kids had a lot of fun.
Ethan Paradee won the 9-hole event, with Freddy Fowler in second.
Jack Bork took first place in the 5-hole category, with Mason Moore in second.
Holden Moore won the 3-hole contest, followed by Savana Paris in second.
Lucas Skonieczki is this year’s 1-hole club champ, with Patrick Healy in second.
Senior Men’s Member-Guest at Kings Creek CC
Pete Jones and Tom Ford won first place low gross in this year’s Senior Men’s Member-Guest tournament at Kings Creek Country Club, held July 8. The win came courtesy of a match of cards, putting Dennis and Tim Durkin into second place. Ford also won closest to the pin on the fifth hole, and Ford was closest on the sixteenth.
The other gross score top finishers included Don Hutchinson and Jim Mahoney in third, Phil and Vince Ranalli in fourth, and Drew Romans and Mark Burdett in fifth.
Richard Barth and Eric Schoch also relied upon tie-breaking rules to win first place net, over Bob and John Lenz. Tony Vari and Joe Kokazska finished in third, with Jim Miller and Jack Glasser in fourth and Gary Lippe and Jim Edwards in fifth.
Steve Dibiagio was closest to the pin on the 8th hole, while Jack Moyle’s shot was closest on the eleventh hole.
Kings Creek CC holds Two Jacks and Two Jills Tournament
Kings Creek CC held its second annual Two Jacks and Two Jills Tournament July 16, with 56 golfers participating.
Each four-person team consisted of two women and two men, in a four-person scramble. Each player also had to contribute a minimum of two drives during the round.
Andy and Amy Rowe teamed up with Scott and Kara Bourdreau to win first place with a net score of 54.7, in very hot conditions.
The second place team was Kisan and Prabhat Karapurkar, Hari Peri, and Jen Falcone, while Mike Staples, Judy Wetzel, Nick DelCampo, and Anita Pettitt came in third.
Fourth place net went to Jim and Jeannine Doane, Gary Barth, and Linda Eicher, and Lee and Vicky Tull teamed up with Rick and Robbie Monkman for fifth place net.
Tricia Ritthaler won closest to the hole on the eighth green, and Pete O’Sullivan finished closest to the hole on the sixteenth.
Local Club Competition Results
The Kings Creek Ladies 9 Hole golf association played a 2, 1, 1 team game Aug. 10.
In this format, each golfer plays her ball. The team score uses the two best par 3 scores, and one best ball score on the par 4s and 5s.
Mary Mezger and Kathy Nave won first place, helped with a blind draw. Second place went to Susan Eisenbrey, Carole Ellison, and Emilie Paternoster. Ellison also took Closest to the Pin honors on the 5th hole.
The Kings Creek CC Ladies 18-Hole group played a Three Blind Mice game Aug. 16. In this format, each golfer plays her ball, and after the round, the pro shop randomly selects three holes. The scores from those holes are tossed out, with the winner picked from the remaining total.
Katie Heintz won first place in the first flight, with Cory Warther in second and Linda Outlaw in third.
In the second flight, Debbie Grant was first, with Prabhat Karapurkar in second and Sue Griesemer in third. Anita Pettitt was closest to the pin.
The Sussex Pines Ladies 18-Hole association played a low gross/low net game Aug. 16. Brenda Lewes won first low gross, followed by Linda Townsend and Sandy Harrison. Terry Daisey won first low net, with Carol Love in second and Barbara Willin in third.
Sussex Pines CC held its President/Vice-Presidents Cup competition Aug. 6-7. David Layfield won the President’s Cup, with Garret Fox and Scott Baker winning their flights. Ron Lewes won the Gold Tee net flight, with Mike Bowden and Sonny Macklin tied for second. Blasé Gavlick won low gross.
Brenda Lewes won the Vice-President’s Cup. Sandy Harrison won her Flight, with Madelyn Macklin in second and a two-way tie for third shared by Kathy Hudak and Linda Townsend.