Hagerstown's Grier seeded ninth heading into Publinx match play

July 13, 2005


KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Hagerstown's Ashley Grier fired an even-par 71 on Tuesday at the 29th United States Golf Association Women's Amateur Public Links to gain the ninth seed heading into today's match play.

Grier finished two days of stroke play with a 1-over-par 143 on the par-71, 6,047-yard course at Swope Memorial Golf Course.

Grier had a front-nine 35 with a pair of birdies and came in with an up-and-down 36 on the back nine. After four bogies in the first five holes, Grier rallied to post birdies on three of the final four holes to reach level par.

The top 64 golfers - including medalists Angela Park, of Torrance, Calif., and Mari Chun, of Pearl City, Hawaii, at 6-under 136 - begin the match play tree with 18 holes today. Winners continue Thursday with 36 holes scheduled.


Grier will tee off at 9:18 a.m. today against Alexandra Phelps, of Albuquerque, N.M.

Printz heads locals

BALTIMORE - Michael Printz, of Beaver Creek Golf Club, led a local contingent of three golfers that qualified for the final round of the Maryland Open, played on the par 71, 6,922-yard Woodholme Country Club course.

Printz followed an opening-round 77 with a 1-over-par 72 to finish 7-over and in a tie for 22nd place.

Jody Rokisky, of Holly Hills Country Club, was tied for 30th with a 150 and Black Rock professional Dirk Schultz had a 9-over 151 to make today's final.

Woodholme professional Wayne DeFrancesco and Lakewood Country Club professional Gary Mankulish share the lead at 1-under 141.


UAW wins Palomino title

Wayne Rumbaugh had two hits and two RBI and Alex Bust turned two double plays, his last to end the game with the tying run on third base, as UAW of Smithsburg beat Endless Summer of Boonsboro 4-3 to take the Hagerstown Palomino League's best-of-3 championship series.

Joe Acre was the winning pitcher.

For Endless Summer, Cody Poffenberger, Chip Stover, Alan Myers and Matt Campbell each had two hits.

The teams split the first two games in a doubleheader Monday. Josh Daniels pitched a complete game with 10 strikeouts and Corey Monroe hit a game-winning two-run homer to lead UAW to a 4-2 win in the first game.

Josh Lewis had two hits, including a homer, and two RBI and Poffenberger had two hits and two RBI as Endless Summer won the second game, 10-0.

Pen Mar 7-8 Tournament

Valley 6, Pen Mar 1

Valley: Timmy Hartsock, Josh Miller combined 3-hitter, 17 Ks; Andrew Bowers, Caleb Cardone 2 hits each.

Valley 3, Federal 2

Valley: Timmy Hartsock, Josh Miller combined 4-hitter, 11 Ks; Miller 2 RBI.

Clear Spring 13, Sharpsburg 6

Clear Spring: Riley Lezich 9 Ks, 3 hits; Spencer Schultz, Brady Roher 2 hits each.


Funkstown 5-5, Frederick 6-2

FREDERICK, Md. - Jay Love pitched a complete-game four-hitter and Kevin Brashears had two hits as Funkstown won the nightcap to split a doubleheader Frederick.

Trevor Cobb had two hits and Tim Kellinger had two RBI for Funkstown (30-7) in the first game.

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