Area roundup -- Schultz sets sights on PGA Championship berth

June 30, 2009


SANTA ANA PUEBLO, N.M. -- Dirk Schultz has never played in the PGA Championship. He is one solid round of golf away from getting the opportunity.

The Beaver Creek professional carded a 1-under-par 70 on Tuesday in the third round of the 42nd PGA Professional National Championship, leaving him in a tie for 19th place after three rounds at 211.

The top 20 players qualify for the PGA Championship, to be played at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn., from Aug. 13-16.

"I am playing real well," said Schultz after his round. "Tee shots are the thing here. The ball flies like crazy."


The final two rounds of the PNC are being played on the 7,500-yard Twin Warriors Club course at an altitude nearly one mile above sea level.

When Schultz tees off this morning at 11:30 mountain time, he'll go after some birdies on the long holes with a goal of going under par to hopefully secure a qualifying position.

"Much the same I've been doing, I need to birdie the par 5s," he said. "I'll stay conservative and try to get them when I can."

Mark Sheftic, a teaching professional from Merion Golf Club of Philadelphia, is the leader at 8 under.

-- Tim Koelble


District 1 9-10 Tournament

Maugansville 10, American 8

Maugansville will travel to National for a losers' bracket game today at 6 p.m. American was eliminated.

Hagerstown PONY League

UAW 6, Jeter Paving 1

UAW: Jared Brant, Andrew Yacyk 2 hits each; Josh Solanki, Austin Holly 2 RBIs each.

Susquehanna Bank 17, Red Men 7

Susquehanna Bank: Jordan Dickens, Logan Appel 2 hits each; Nick Hill, Mark Grunberg 2 RBIs each; Blake Smith 2 hits, 3 RBIs; Eric Bitner 2 hits, 2 RBIs; Dylan Dopson 3 hits, 3 RBIs.

Red Men: Josh Miller 2 hits.


Hagerstown Church Softball

Hagerstown Bible 26, New Day 9

Hagerstown Bible: John Hill 5 hits.

Hagerstown Area Church League

Tri-State Fellowship 20, St. Mark's 8

Tri-State: Gerad Haupt HR; Tim Hose 6 hits.

Virginia Avenue 26, Lifehouse 19

Virginia Ave. Cliff Miles, John Kennedy, John Merrbaugh 4 hits each; Nathan Beard HR.

Lifehouse: Keith Herbert 3 HRs.

Washington County Co-Rec League

Miller Lite 10, 304 Mafia 9

Miller Lite: Chrissi Embly 3 hits; Tom Hoffman 2 hits, game-winning double; Matt Bowman, Carin Shives, Donnie Wright 2 hits each.

Omnia Biologics 19, Custom Glass 10

Omnia: Arnop Sangapol, Jeremy Martin 5 hits each; Tom Matthews, Rob Rubisch 4 hits each; Brandon Baumgardner 4 hits, 3 HRs.

Extra Innings 15, ARC of Washington County 7

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