Forfeits boost Viking season victory tallies
May 8, 2015
Forfeits happen, and that’s a shame.
In two recent golf matches for the Cape Henlopen High School Vikings, the other schools did not field the required four golfers for the matches, leading to forfeit victories for Cape.
I’m sure the kids would have preferred to win on the merits instead. The Viking scoring performances in these matches bears that out.
Cape defeated Delmarva Christian High April 29 on Rehoboth Beach Country Club’s front nine, 178-300. Delmarva’s two players posted scores of 51 and 55.
Maddie Baptiste earned medalist honors for the day with her 42, a season-low score for the Cape senior. Matt Zehner took second with his 43, followed by Mike DeStasio’s 44. Ben Young and Rachel Hagan both posted 49s, so one of those scores also counted toward the total.
The Vikings then traveled to Heritage Shores in Bridgeville April 30. Seaford High was only able to put three golfers into the match, leading to the second forfeit.
Cape posted its best team total of the season, winning 161-300. Mason Jones was medalist on the back nine, with a two-over par 38. Quincy Duckworth shot a 40, with DeStasio a stroke behind at 41. Darren Branner’s 42 completed the rout/forfeit.
The Vikings returned to Rehoboth Beach CC May 4 against Smyrna High School and won the regular way, 165-199.
Jones, Zehner, and Luke Branner shared co-medalist honors, as all three shot five-over par 41s. Duckworth’s 42 finished the Viking’s team score for the day. Luke Branner said, “I parred most holes, then had a triple on the [par-3] third hole, and a couple bogeys. My putter was really, really hot. I made several from ten to twelve feet.” Duckworth, his playing partner, nodded firmly in agreement.
Kings Creek holds Opening Day Tournament
Kings Creek Country Club’s 2015 season openers featured 44 players in the Men’s Opening Day Tournament April 25, and 38 competitors in the Ladies’ Opening Day Tournament April 26.
The Purples won the two-man team men’s event, with John Sr. and John Jr. taking the gross title with a score of 1 under-par 70. On a match of cards, Steve Lett and Joe Graham finished second over the third place team of Sean Toner and Mike Staples, as both teams scored 75.
Pete Jones and Kevin Donovan posted a 60 to win first place net. Pete Brockstedt and Bruce Marine took second with a net 62. Third place net went to Bill Manning and Donny Ernakovich with their net 63.
Adam Schmidt was closest to the hole on number 8, at 4’0”. Evans Shearon hit his shot to 4’2” on the sixteenth to win closest to that hole.
The Ladies played an ABCD scramble format. Vicki Tull, Sherry Pie, Leslie Ledogar, and Joanne Yurik took first place with a net 60.2, edging out the team of Anita Pettitt, Brenda Butterfield, and Anne Farley with a net 60.3. Marilyn Hewitt, Atom Irwin, Rosanne Smith, and Rita Musi took third, while fourth place went to Winnie Sewell, Nadine Carrick, Melanie Pereira, and Shirley Maloney.
Noreen Buzerak hit her tee shot on the eighth to 10’6’’ to win the closest to the hole contest. Ledogar was closest to the hole on number 16, landing tee shot at 22’5”.
Wiest said, “We’re expecting a dynamic and fun 2015 golf season at Kings Creek. This kick-off for both the men’s and ladies’ programs was a great start.”
DSGA and DWGA Tournament Results
The Delaware State Golf Association held its Spring Classic Tournament at Rehoboth Beach CC and Kings Creek CC April 30 and May 1. Eight flights competed in a team net Stableford format, with flights based on combined team handicap.
Cape Region golfers Tim Gallagher and Bob Burd III won first place in the third flight.
The Delaware Women’s Golf Association played its Blue-Gold Four Ball tournament May 4 at Odessa National Golf Club, a male-female team event.
Diane Herndon of Kings Creek and Tom Carroll of The Rookery combined for second place gross in the first flight. Bob Burd of The Rookery joined with Barb Derue of Wild Quail for second net in the same flight.
The DSGA and DWGA tournaments give golfers a chance to play different courses and expand their competitive exposure statewide. For more information, go to dsga.org or dwga.org.
The Rookery South golf course near Milton is holding its annual demo day May 8 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Vendors include Cobra, Ping, TaylorMade, Callaway, Titleist, and Nike.
Baywood Greens is having its Demo Day (and Night) from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on May 15. The event will be “under the lights,” and features vendors from Ping, Nike, TaylorMade, and Titleist. The event includes a long drive contest for adults and kids.
Assistant Pro Pete McCaffrey asks that folks call ahead to 302-947-9800 to schedule iron fittings.
Local Club Competition Results
The Kings Creek Ladies 9-Hole group played a team event called “Far Out” May 4. That format calls for par 5 scores to be tossed out before totaling up the remaining gross and net scores.
Helene Guilfoy, Kathy Nave, and Susie Shevock won first place, with Mary Beth Merolla, Janie O’Connor, and Susan Spence taking second. Evelyn Vanderloo won closest to the hole on number 11.
The Sussex Pines Ladies 18 Hole Golf Association held a “Criers Tournament” May 5. In this format, players adjust their worst four hole scores as pars, minus their full handicap for the holes. For example, a golfer with a 2-stroke handicap on a par 5 that makes a 10, would post a net 3 instead.
Hence the crying.
Dee Prillaman won first place, with Sandy Harrison in second and Susan Shockley in third.