Area roundup - Aug. 13, 2010

August 13, 2010
  • The Conococheague Little League 11-12 All-Stars won the Thomas Evans Memorial Tournament on Aug. 4 at National Little League. Front row, from left to right: Bryce Byers, Levi Taylor, Isaac Schlotterbeck, Robert Carr and coach Pat Taylor. Back row: Coach John Byers, Ethan Moats, Dalton Cool, Justin Coyle, Jake Arnone, Austin Golden, Collin Osbourne, Colby Byers and manager Mick Byers.
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Schultz wins another Chi-Chi's

Beaver Creek golf professional Dirk Schultz went on a birdie binge Thursday to win his fourth straight Chi-Chi's Shootout title and his fifth overall.

Schultz birdied holes 15 through 18, winning on the final hole with a sliding birdie putt to beat Steve Hutzell.

Hutzell, a North Hagerstown graduate, finished second. Keith Shindle was third, Jeff Snowden was fourth and Beaver Creek Club President Pat Steiner was fifth.

The Big Daddy Long Drive competition will be held today at 5 at Beaver Creek.

· Schultz qualified for the Re/Max National Long Drive championship in the Senior Division, scheduled for Oct. 27-Nov. 5 at the Mesquite Sports Complex in Mesquite, Nev.

He first won the local competition in Berlin, Md., then won the Region 1 competition Tuesday at Conneaut Lake Golf Club, near Pittsburgh.


Schultz had winning drives of 330 and 333 yards in the first two rounds and clinched the region with a 349-yard drive. He recently turned 45, the minimum age for the Senior Division.

Rotz in defense

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Former Chambersburg star Clayton Rotz, who is ready to begin his senior season at LSU, begins defense of his 2009 title at the prestigious Cardinal Amateur today.

Rotz fired an impressive 2-under-par 208 to win the 54-hole tournament last year at Cardinal Country Club.

Rotz also will be playing in the U.S. Amateur at Chambers Bay in Seattle, beginning Aug. 23.


Two Leopards to D-1 schools

Two Smithsburg graduates will be continuing their baseball careers at Division I schools..

Jack Schwartz will attend Mount St. Mary's University this fall as a recruited walk-on with academic scholarships.

Schwartz said fall practice begins Aug. 25 and he hopes to earn a spot in the outfield.

"I'm excited and it's an awesome opportunity," said Schwartz. "I'll play anywhere available."

Jay Shafer, a 2009 Smithsburg grad who earned first team Maryland JuCo honors at Hagerstown Community College last year, has signed to play at the University of South Alabama beginning in the fall of 2011.

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