Divots - Fountain Head hosts Senior Amateur tournament

July 18, 2009|By TIM KOELBLE

The Middle Atlantic Golf Association comes to Hagerstown this week with the 63rd annual Senior Amateur.

Three local club members will be in the field of 45 at Fountain Head Country Club for the three-day event which starts Monday. Fountain Head is hosting a prestigious event for the second straight year after the 2008 Maryland Open.

The Senior Amateur is a 54-hole event and will play to a par 71 over approximately 6,200 yards.

Local residents Tim Steiner, of Beaver Creek Country Club, and Dick Roulette, of Fountain Head, are in the field along with Montgomery County resident Ira Pearlman, a Beaver Creek member.

Steiner, a 2005 Maryland Senior champion, will tee off Monday at 10:36 a.m. and Tuesday at 9:20 a.m.

Roulette starts Monday at 11:36 and Tuesday at 8:30, while Pearlman goes off at 10 and 9:50 on his first two rounds.


The only local player to win Senior Amateur championship is Jim Johnson of Fountain Head, who won consecutive titles in 1985 and 1986.

Public Links

Ken Lampard, of Hagerstown and Beaver Creek, tees it up on Thursday in the Maryland State Golf Association Amateur Public Links.

He give it a go for one day at Northwest Golf Club in Silver Spring in the seventh annual event. Pearlman will also play in the tourament.

Lampard tees off from the back nine at 7 a.m., followed by Pearlman at 7:55.

Pa. Amateur

Some familiar names are on the tee sheet at the 96th annual Pennsylvania Amateur Championship, slated for July 27-29 at Waynesborough Country Club in Paoli, Pa.

Chad Bricker, Clayton Rotz and Kevin Reiber will be in the field. Bricker is a former champion, winning the 2006 title at Moselem Spring Golf Club.

The field will have a 36-hole cut of the low 40 scores and ties after 36 holes over the par-71 course, which hosted PGA Tour events in 2000 and 2002.

Reiber tees off at 12:20 p.m., followed by Bricker at 12:40 and Rotz at 12:50.

Cokey's results

Brian Crabtree and Tom Wills combined for a 69 to win the first gross title in the Cokey Robertson's Mid-Atlantic Coaches Charity Tournament, played recently at Beaver Creek. Other winners were:

First Net: Keith Shindle and Greg Trout (54); Second Flight -- First Gross: Kevin Murphy and Mark Dieterich (74); First Net: John Shadrach and Larry Thurman (54).

The tournament was a two-man, best-ball format.

Saint James outing

The 14th annual Saint James Golf Classic is scheduled for Sept. 21 at Cress Creek Country Club in Shepherdstown, W.Va.

The tournament benefits the Saint James School Scholarship Fund and is open to the public with an individual player fee of $130 prior to Sept. 1.

The tournament includes lunch, dinner and awards and will have a shotgun format beginning at noon.

For additional information contact the Saint James Office of Development at 301-733-9330, ext. 3021 or register online at

Tim Koelble is a staff writer for The Herald-Mail. He can be reached at 301-733-5131, ext. 2311 or by email at:

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