Schultz tied for Maryland Open lead

July 13, 2010
  • The Williamsport Senators Junior Legion team won the Western Division Championship and will be competing in the NABF World Series in Knoxville, Tenn., on July 22-25. From left to right: Front row -- Brandon Greene. Second row -- Brent Mentzer, Scott Bennett, Chad Lowery and Josh Grimm. Third row -- assistact coach Steve Nikirk, Tyler Byers, Justin Lewis, Rodney Flora, Dustin Gregory, Aaron Green, Brendon Colliflower, Britton Beard, Dalton Beard and head coach Randy Crist. Not Pictured -- assistant coach Steve Frush, assistant coach Ron Moats and Connor Arnone.
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ROCKVILLE, Md. - Dirk Schultz has been a runner-up five times during his career playing in the Maryland Open Golf Championship.

With hopes of eliminating his winless resum, Schultz opened the first round of the 89th Open on Monday at Manor Country Club with a 4-under-par 66 that left him in a tie with Danny Risham of TPC Potomac.

Dodging two rain delays over the 6,653-yard par-70 layout, Schultz played a bogey-free round of 32-34.

"I had a good start with a birdie on the first hole and hit 13 or 14 greens in regulation," said Schultz, coming off four days at the PNC championship in French Lick, Ind. "I played well at the PNC but just didn't score well. I've been feeling good about my game."

After his birdie from 7 feet on the first hole, Schultz knocked in a 2-footer on the fourth. Following the first rain delay, he had a close wedge and short putt for birdie. His fourth bird came on the 155-yard 11th over water, hitting to within 2 feet.


Schultz, who teed off in one of the final groups Monday, returns in an early group this morning at 7:40. After cuts today, the final round will be played on Wednesday.

Other area scores included Chris Taylor (73) and Bernie Deane (74) of Beaver Creek and Fountain Head Country Club head pro Jim Schouller (76).

Overall, 13 players were at par or better out of 118.

USGA Public Links

GREENBSORO, N.C. -- Chambersburg graduate Clayton Rotz shot a 4-over-par 75 on Monday in the first round of the USGA Amateur Public Links at Bryan Park Golf Center.

Rotz, who will be a senior at Louisiana State University in the fall, was in a tie for 79th. His card had three birdies but also had seven bogies over the 7,200-yard layout.

Derek Ernst of Clovis, Calif., leads after a 6-under 65.


Washington Co. Senior League

Holcim 11, Maugansville Ruritan 10

Holcim: Rick Short 4 hits, HR; Ron Bennett 4 hits.

Hagerstown Area Church League

Tri-State 18, Saints 4

Tri-State: Ronnie Brown 4 hits.

Crossroads 32, Hub City Vineyard 20

Hub City: Luke Benchoff 4 HRs; Ryan Marquis HR.

Saints 19, Boonsboro Family 12

Saints: Steve Jamison 4 hits; Kevin Sandell, Tom Likely HR each.

Other scores: Virginia Ave. 21, Hagerstown Bible 17; Saint James 33, Bethel 12; Five Forks 23, Saint James 15


Smithsburg 7-8 Cal Ripken Tournament

Smithsburg Gray 17, Emmitsburg 1

Smithsburg: Mitchell Schooler 4 hits; Dan Wishard 3 hits; Wyatt Roof, Todd Stocks, Zach Clark 2 hits each.


Washington County Girls High School Division

North 5, Boonsboro 2

North: Rebecca Amalfitano 3-hitter, 20 Ks.

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