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Chip Sullivan

Golf: Hutsell and others vying for Maryland Open title

For the second time in a month, David Hutsell teed up his ball as defending champion Monday at the 91st Maryland Open, the state's top golf tournament for professionals and amateurs. This year's tournament is being contested at Old South Country Club in Lothian.

Hutsell, a Havre de Grace native and teaching professional at the Elkridge Club, rallied with a closing course-record 65 last year, thanks to a birdie-eagle-eagle-birdie front nine stretch to win at Maryland Golf and Country Clubs.

In Monday's first round, Hutsell shot two-under par 70, three strokes off leader Chip Sullivan's round of 67. Hutsell made four birdies, but also had back-to-back bogeys on holes 14 and...