Chestnut Ridge team to scramble with best


The first of two Baltimore teams seeking honors in the national scramble golf tournament will see action this week in Disney World, Fla.

Chestnut Ridge, which gained the Oldsmobile championship finals by winning the net division in sectional competition, is scheduled to play rounds on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. It will be joined with 126 other teams, representing golf clubs throughout the nation.

The Chestnut Ridge fivesome includes Steve Hord (professional), Bob East, Buz Hiken, Richard Sammis and Harvey Hess. They led sectional play with a 16-under-par net score at Wakefield Valley last month.

Clifton Park, which will represent the Baltimore area in low gross competition, will play next month at the same Disney World course. The Clifton team that won the sectional title is made up of Joe Lotito (professional), Dennis Lynn, Frank Pastore, Eddie Matezuk and Gary Matz. They scored a 55 gross score at Wakefield.

For the finals in Florida, however, Jim Hyams will be substituted for Lotito.

Elsewhere in area golf:

* Rolling Road: Jack Miller was overall winner of the Fields Stableford tournament with a total of 61 points. Divisional leaders were: (A)-Alan King 60, Jim Pfrogner 59, Don Ordakowski 59; (B)-Jack North 60, Stu Foxwell 59 and (C)-Guy Daniello 59.

Net leaders in the club's mixed two-ball tournament were Eric and Marty Gresia 92-29-63 and Bill and Karen Paco 82-15-67. Low gross went to Rick and Shelly Sovero with 77.

* Hillendale: Marge McGovern won the women's nine-hole championship, defeating Connie Holthauf 2-1 in the final. Shirley Cook won the consolation flight. Mike England won the first flight, defeating Kay Fitzgerald 1-up and Edna Hughes was the second flight winner, stopping Helen McCowan 3-2.

* Chartwell: First-round leaders in the men's senior championship are: (50-54 age class)-Steve Dulin 76, John Irvine 80 and Mort Creech 80; (55-59)-Mike Fedor 74, Jim Flahive 83 and Sam Montgomery 86; (60-64)-Jim Adams 77, Allen Shuttleworth 80 and Jim Wilson 83; (65-69)-Bob Eby 85, Don Bowen 89 and Marion Ploussard 90; (70 and over)-Joe Stiegel 88, Roy Stainbrock 90 and Mike Rindskops 91.

* Chestnut Ridge: The foursome of Bob Schwager, Marvin Friedman, Ben Politzer and Harvey Friedman scored 200 points to win the Stapleford tourney. Other leading teams were: 188 points -- Bill Nickolson, Tom Nickolson, Charles Lanford and Gary Waitt; 184 -- Stanton Wingrat, Richard Scott, Steve Weiss and Jack Miller; 180 -- Paul Bekman, Rob Stoltz, Steve Levin and Ira Weiner.

* Sparrows Point CC: A 122 score won the Am-Ham tournament. The winning foursome included Devan Dhillon, Dan Minnick, Steve Rudnicki and Irv Smith. Other prize-winning teams were: 123-Dale Watkinson, Bob Lewis, Pat Conway and Art Hamm and 124-Al Knierien, John Mantis, Carl Thompson and Pat Cavanaugh.

* Piney Branch: The combination of Phil Bossom and Gordon Harden scored a 36-hole total of 143 to win low gross honors in the club's two-man team championship. Second place went to Joe Nagy and Jeff Smelser with 145.

Low net winners were: Brian McGuire and Kevin Gombeski 125, Dustin Mersinger and Rick Broderick 127, Joe Malinowski and Zeney Jacobs 128 and Charles Farley and Doug Priddy 128. Mary Beth Shilling and Debbie Rhodes won low gross with a 171 score in the women's division. Leading net teams were Betty Arenz and Claire Jednorski 133 and Jamie Winter and Joe Shue 133.

* Wakefield: Leading teams in the mixed two-ball scramble tournament were: 62-Bob/Janet Heltibridle, Nick/Rita Delia; 62-Tom/Mary Ann Igorski, Dale/Pat Smith and 64-Bob/Diana Blubaugh, Craig Jennings and Diana Tames.

* Hunt Valley: Tim and Scott Moores scored 77 to win the Adult-Junior tournament. Other age division winners were Wes and Jim Lovell and Steve Colnitis Sr. and Jr.

* C.C. of Md.: The 36-hole Mr. and Mrs. Tournament was led by Kathy and John Baldwin, scoring a net total of 128. They were followed by 131-Helga and Gary Bancroft, 131-Barb and Tom Wagner, 136-Nancy and Bob Jones, 137-Georgelle and Belden Burns and 137-Madge and Pete Seoane.

* Mount Pleasant: Chuck Hester and Danny Rose posted 76s to share the first-half lead in the club's fall stroke play championship. Other leaders are Walt Grabowski 77 and Bobby Lentz 78. The final round of the 36-hole event will be played


* Walden: The 18-hole Walden course, now under construction near Crofton, holds hopes of opening its fairways late this fall. Course director George Jakovics hosted a large gathering of golfers and officials to view the new facility.

* Holes-in-one: It was another busy weekend for ace-makers. Heading the list was Morton Plant and Bill Gross. Plant was credited with the first-ever hole-in-one at the new Caves Valley course. His perfect shot came at the eighth hole. When Gross holed his tee shot on the 17th hole at Country Club of Maryland it marked his fourth hole-in-one.

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