River Run Golf Club held a Member-Guest Better-Ball recently. Winn Booth and his guest, John Brummer, won gross honors with a 77 in a match of cards with John Myers and Rusty Cahall, also at 77.
In net, Ron Hudson and Scott Evans had a 64 to edge Walt Herd and Bob Frock at 65. Chuck Phillips and Evan Anderson were third with a 67 net.
Places were changed as a result of the second round matches in the Toyota/B. J.'s Ocean City Challenge Cup as rapidly as things are moving in the American League East in baseball. Vaulting into first place on a 3-0 sweep of the Beach Club was Ocean Pines, now with 4.5 points.
Eagle's Landing knocked Ocean City Golf & Yacht Club out of first with a 2-1 result and into a second-place tie with Eagle's Landing at 3.5. The Bay Club took 2.5 points from River Run to move into fourth at 3 points.
The Ocean City G&YC; women were hosts to players from Ocean Pines and Nutter's Crossing in a Best Two Balls of Four competition.
Leading the net style of play with a 121 were Jane Coates and Ethel Stampone of the host club, Agnes Mumford of Ocean Pines and Cathy Brodersen of Nutter's.
Next, at 122, were Polly Phillips and Charlotte Dashiell, both of OCG&YC; Ginny McAllister (Nutter's); and Better Koontz (Ocean Pines). At 123 were Lorie Karvellas (OCG&YC;), Bobbie Feenick (Ocean Pines), Roberta Parsons (Nutter's) and a blind draw.
In the Pine Shore Sunday Morning Scramble, honors went to Gene Kerin, Steve Moran, Don Bradfield and Mike Patryn, 9-under-par at 51.
The Ocean Pines Monday Evening Scramble at Pine Shore had Jim Appello, Pete Forest, Ron Leidner and John Weipert in first at 1-under 29.
Action in the Pine Shore Ladies League wound up with Rita Stevens, Maxine Yowler, Nora Paris and Fay Ream in first with a 3-over 63.
Pine Shore also has a Wednesday Morning Scramble with a tie, with Julius Anderson, Hank Miller, Art Johnson and Sou Won knotted at 5-under with Joe Franciamone, Ken Ethridge, Don Schein and Tom Burlin. The P.S. Coed Scramble, also on Wednesday, had Earl and Billie Roberts with George Groth and Gini Tufts in first at 1-under 29.
Finally, at Pine Shore, Don Hall of Newark, Del., had a hole in one on the 127-yard No. 9 of the Pines Course with an 8-iron (it was his third ace) and David W. Burns of Severna Park aced the yard Dogwood Course No. 5 with a 9-iron for his first perfecto.
A Low Gross-Low Net event, in four Ocean Pines Ladies-9 Holers flights, had these winners: (A) Florence Taylor, 55 gross, and Light Henderson, 32 net; (B) Isabelle Makowski, 53, and, tied at 29, Terri Weigman, Nancy Keith and Virginia Mayo; (C) Dottie Calhoun, 58, and Ann Gillespie, a neat 26; and (D) Julia Stricker, 69, and another three-way tie, Marian Greene, Beryl O'Connell and Janet Lefebvre, all with 28.
The Princess Royale Hotel is running a Long-Drive Contest every Saturday, with the action taking place on the beach at the hotel's Mulligan Net, which is a driving-range net with a speed gun that converts the speed of struck balls to yards carried.
In first place in the initial outing was John Holmes of Middleburg, Conn., who won dinner for two at the hotel's Schooners Restaurant for his 234-yard blast. Bob Roth of Baltimore was second at 219 yards and won two rounds of golf with a cart, and Neil Brodsky of Gaithersburg was able to poke one 216 yards for a sleeve of balls.