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Area Roundup - Bricker starts well at Pa. Open

August 14, 2007

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LANCASTER, Pa. - Chad Bricker, a two-time WACO champion from Waynesboro, Pa., began the 91st Pennsylvania Open Championship on Monday with a 2-over-par 72.

Bricker's round left him seven shots behind leader Rich Krebs, of Spring Grove, who shot a 65 on the Old Course at Lancaster Country Club, measuring 6,828 yards.

Bricker was in a tie for 19th that includes former Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Bob Friend.

Christian Breed, also of Waynesboro, shot an 8-over 78 and was in a tie for 87th.

The top 40 players and ties will make the cut after today's second round.

Schouller shoots 71

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Fountain Head professional Jim Schouller fired a 1-under-par 71 in the first round of the Middle Atlantic Professionals Championship at the Golden Horseshoe Resort.

Beaver Creek Country Club pro Dirk Schultz could only manage a 4-over 76. Both played on the Green Course in the first round and will play the second round today on the Gold Course.

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Wayne DeFrancesco, of Woodmont (Md.) Country Club, is the leader after shooting a 6-under 66.

The top 11 and ties qualify for the PGA Players National Championship.




BRIEF



Thunder tryouts

The Tri-State Thunder, a nonprofit girls fastpitch softball organization, will hold tryouts on the following dates:

Wednesday, 6 p.m.

10U - Washington County Regional Park (near Black Rock)

16U - Hagerstown Fairgrounds

18U - Hagerstown Community College

Sunday, 4 p.m.

10U, 16U, 18U - Pinesburg

Aug. 22, 6 p.m.

10U, 18U - Pinesburg

16U - Hagerstown Fairgrounds

Aug. 26, 4 p.m.

10U, 16U, 18U - Pinesburg

The 14U tryouts will be held at later date. There will be no 12U team this year.

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