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Two-Man Team event opens MSGA play

April 20, 2008|By Tim Koelble

The individual competition in Maryland State Golf Association events begins with the Two-Man Team Championship on April 30 at Lakewood Country Club.

It's the 47th annual event, and only once has a team from the area won the title - Michael Weber and John Psillas of Fountain Head Country Club in 1996.

Among local players competing on the 7,060-yard, par-72 layout are the teams of Brian Crabtree-Randy Barnes, Ken Lampard-Greg Henry and Steve Ligi-Christ Taylor from Beaver Creek Country Club and Dick Roulette-Michael Weber of Fountain Head.

College outings

* Smithsburg graduate Alicia Grier, competing for Coastal Carolina University, helped her team to a second-place finish recently in the Big South Women's Championship at the Patriot Golf Club in Ninety-Six, S.C. She shot 79-80-76-235 and ended in a tie for eighth place.

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* Another Grier - Andrea - competed recently for Marshall University in the Conference USA Women's Championship at Butterfield Trail Golf Club in El Paso, Texas. She finished with a 254 total for three rounds and in a tie for 41st place.

* Jake Wetzel, a Waynesboro graduate, helped Mount St. Mary's to a fourth-place finish recently in the Lafayette College Invitational at Center Valley Golf Club. Wetzel shot 152 for two rounds, good for a tie for 21st in the medalist standings.

* Shepherd University - with local graduates Trevor Hedges (Martinsburg) and Chris Butler (Musselman) in its top five - will vie for the West Virginia Conference Invitational championship Monday and Tuesday. The tournament will be played at Cacapon State Park in Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

Tournament outings

* The Antietam Humane Society will host its first outing on Friday at Waynesboro Country Club, beginning with an 11:30 a.m. registration and a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Format is a four-person modified scramble. Fee is $50 for Waynesboro Country Club members and $80 for non-members. Proceeds will benefit the Antietam Humane Society. For more information, contact the Society at 717-762-9091.

* The Nelson Gerhart/Robert Meyers Memorial Tournament will be held May 3 at Majestic Ridge Golf Club in Chambersburg, Pa., with an 8 a.m. shotgun start in four-player scramble format. Cost is $60 per player and includes breakfast and meal. Proceeds will benefit the James Buchanan High School Boosters athletic facilities fund. For more information, contact Bob Hoffman at 717-328-2131 or Wayne Henry at 717-597-7018.

Tim Koelble is a staff writer for The Herald-Mail. He can be reached at 301-733-5131, ext. 2024 or by email at koelble@herald-mail.com

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