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Area Roundup -- Schultz charges to third in Mid-Atlantic PGA

August 04, 2009

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ROCKVILLE, Md. -- Beaver Creek Country Club professional Dirk Schultz changed plenty of positions in the standings on Tuesday, all for the positive.

Schultz carded a 5-under-par 67 in the second round of the Middle Atlantic PGA Pro Championship at Woodmont Country Club, climbing from 27th place after Monday into sole possession of third place.

After an opening-round 74 on Woodmont's longer, 7,200-yard North Course, Schultz came out firing and posted five birdies on the shorter South Course, playing just over 6,700 yards.

"I putted good, made those 5-, 6-footers," said Schultz. "My driver has been a little loose, but I'm playing within myself."

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Schultz carries his two-day 141 into today's final round on the North Course two strokes behind Rick Schuller and one stroke behind John Stone. That threesome will be in the final group teeing off at 8:40 a.m.

Fountain Head Country Club pro Jim Schouller made the cut with a 2-over-par 74 Tuesday for a 150 and a tie for 36th. He tees off at 8 a.m. Only the top 40 percent of the original field of 172 players will play the final round.

The top 12 golfers gain an automatic berth in the 2010 PGA National Championship in French Lick, Ind.

Six qualify for shootout

Six players gained entry Tuesday into Thursday's Horzion Chi-Chi's Shootout at Beaver Creek Country Club, part of the week-long WACO festivities.

Chuck Thatcher, Chris Rhodes, Jeff Snowden, Greg Henry, Chris Hafner and Brian Crabtree joined the field of 20 that will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Along with three-time defending Shootout champion Dirk Schultz, others in the field incude: Defending WACO champion Steve Caron, Jim Grumbine, Jim Ward, Denny Stoner, Mike Butts, Randy Cree, Rod Steiner, Pat Steiner, Ryan Acre, Kenny Smith, Bernie Deane and Finley Benjamin.

ADULT SOFTBALL



Hagerstown Area Church League

Venevola 7, Otterbein 5

Venevola: Bruce Burley 3 hits.

Tri-State Fellowship 22, New Day 7

Tri-State: Chuck Smith, Jeremy Cantner, Luke Henry 4 hits each.

Virginia Ave. Church of God 23, Nazarene 18

Virginia: Nathan Beard 5 hits, HR; Cliff Miles, Mike Shank 5 hits each; John Kennedy, Ed Smith, Andrew Eyler 4 hits each.

Covenant Life 13, Lifehouse 1

Covenant: Ted Kaiser 5 hits.

Hub City Vineyard 30, West End Baptist 23

YOUTH BASEBALL



Maryland Royals win title

The Maryland Royals travel team won the ECTB Elite All-Star World Classic, held July 24-27. Results:

Royals 7, Newark (Del.) Knights 0

Royals: Aaron Mills 2 hits, HR; Kyle Crist, Tim Leather, J.J. O'Neill combined 4-hitter.

Royals 15, Lewiston (N.Y.) Purple Eagles 5

Royals: Aaron Mills, Josh Foster 2 hits each; J.J. O'Neill HR; Chase Worthington 3-hitter.

Ottawa Knights 8, Royals 4

Royals: Tim Leather 2 hits.

Royals 9, Crofton (Md.) Cardinals 3

Royals: J.J. O'Neill 2 hits.

Royals 8, Ottawa Knights 5

Royals: Brandon Glazer, J.J. O'Neill, Kyle Crist 2 hits each.

Semifinals

Royals 12, Delaware Blue Coats 6

Royals: Tim Leather 3 hits; Aaron Mills 2 hits.

Championship

Royals 10, Lehigh Valley (Pa.) Warhawks 4

Royals: Kyle Crist, Chase Worthington, Brad Jordan 3 hits each; J.J. O'Neill, Tim Leather, Joel Rowe 2 hits each.

Blue-Gray 7-8 Tournament

National 10, Greencastle 8

National: Timothy Towsend 4 hits; Brock Penn, Michael Hawbaker 2 hits each.

Greencastle: Cade Marshall, Tanner Rock 2 hits each.

Hancock 8, Conococheague 3

Hancock: Gabe Stotler, Cooper Grove 2 hits each.

Conococheague: Jaustin Itnyre 2 hits.

BRIEFS



Team Maryland T-shirts

The Conococheague Little League All-Stars will be selling Team Maryland T-shirts tonight at the ballfield in Williamsport's Byron Park from 6 to 8 p.m. Shirts are $15 apiece.

Conococheague won the Maryland State 11-12 Tournament last weekend and will begin play in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament in Bristol, Conn., on Friday.

Thunder softball tryouts

The Tri-State Thunder, based in Hagerstown, will be holding tryouts for the fall 2009 and summer 2010 seasons at the following dates and times: Aug. 9, 5 to 7 p.m. at Pinesburg for 10U, 16U and 18U; Aug. 12, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Pinesburg for 10U and 16U; Aug. 16, 5 to 7 p.m., at Pinesburg for 10U, 16U and 23U. For more information, contact Missy Cutchall by e-mail at sluggercoach@aol.com.

Chambersburg YMCA volleyball

The Chambersburg YMCA is currently accepting registration for the 2009-10 season of Men's, Co-ed B, B+ and A adult league volleyball. The season will begin the third week of September with a captain's meeting on Sept. 10 at 7 p.m., in the youth room. For more information, contact Michele Sheppard at 717-263-8508 or by e-mail at msheppard@chbgy.org.

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