Taylor gets hot on back nine for Coors Light lead

September 12, 2010


Chris Taylor forgot about a double bogey and turned in a three-hole stretch of 4-under golf to take the first-round lead in the fourth Coors Light Championship at Black Rock Golf Course on Saturday.

Taylor, of Leesburg, Va., a member at Beaver Creek Country Club, fired a 4-under 68 for a one-shot lead over Brian Crabtree, of Fairfield, Pa., also a Beaver Creek member.

After Taylor posted a 6 on the 13th hole that left him at even par, he birdied the par-5 14th and par-3 15th to get to 2 under.

On 16, a 500-yard par-5, Taylor hit driver, then an 8-iron to within 8 feet of the cup. He knocked the putt down for an eagle, leading the way to a back-nine 33.


"One of my best tournament scores," said Taylor, who frequently completes in Maryland State Golf Association events. "I hit the ball well and am happy with my play."

Crabtree highlighted his round with a 34 on the back nine, which included three straight birdies beginning at the 14th.

The final round will be conducted today at Black Rock. Following the completion of Saturday's round, golfers were moved into respective flights for today's final.

-- Tim Koelble

Fountain Head pair win

Fountain Head Country Club head professional Jim Schouller and assistant Brian Boggs picked up a title this week in a PGA Mid-Atlantic tournament.

Schouller and Boggs combined for eight birdies and one bogey for a 7-under 65 at Holly Hills Country Club to win the Northern Chapter Pro-Assistant title by one shot.


Mercersburg Academy 51, Spingarn 32

MERCERSBURG, Pa. -- Lou Buschi threw for 144 yards on 7 of 11 passing, including two touchdowns, and rushed for 26 yards and two touchdowns to lead Mercersburg Academy to a season-opening win over Spingarn.

Shane Black had three receptions for 49 yards, including a touchdown. Black also returned an interception 26 yards for a score and had an 80 yard kickoff return for another touchdown.

Ayo Adjibaba had nine rushes for 40 yards and a score, Skye Snayd had 12 rushes for 74 yards and Mike Howland had a 20-yard run and three receptions for 91 yards and a TD for the Blue Storm.

Greencastle 37, New Oxford 0

NEW OXFORD, Pa. -- Devin Schaeffer had 20 carries for 166 yards and three rushing touchdowns, and added a fourth TD on a 29-yard pass to Denver Cordell, to lead Greencastle-Antrim to a rout of New Oxford (0-2) on Friday.

Tyler Szaflarski added 102 yards on 14 rushes, while Cordell also scored on a 30-yard run in the fourth quarter for the Blue Devils (2-0).

James Buchanan 76, Carson Long Military 0

NEW BLOOMFIELD, Pa. -- Thomas Quivers scored four touchdowns to lead the Rockets (1-1) past the Warriors (0-2).


Smithsburg 10, Walkersville 6

Smithsburg (2-0): Austin Ryan TD run; Zane Gardenhour 2-point conversion reception; Zach Krall INT.


Smithsburg 28, Walkersville 12

Smithsburg: Caleb Cardone 2 TDs; Dalton Condo, James Shifler TD each.


McConnellsburg Tournament

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. -- Greencastle-Antrim swept all six opponents it faced Saturday en route to winning the tournament, taking a 25-18, 25-19 decision over Bedford in the final.

The Blue Devils went 8-0 in pool play games, sweeping Shippensburg (25-20, 25-19), McConnellsburg (25-10, 25-21), Saint James (25-10, 25-17) and Mercersburg Academy (25-12, 25-14). They knocked off James Buchanan 25-10, 25-14 in the semifinals.

Tournament MVP Erin Garns had 73 assists for the Blue Devils, while Lauren Verhoef and Nakita Gearhart each added 20 kills. Alex Baughman had 12 aces and 13 digs, and Sami Rudy had 19 kills.

Saint James finished 2-6 in pool play games. The Saints were swept 25-17, 25-10 by Shippensburg, then swept Mercersburg Academy 25-21, 26-24 before losing to Greencastle and finally falling to McConnellsburg, 25-10, 25-14.

Carrie Spicher had 10 assists in the tournament, while Jordan Wills recorded nine kills for the Saints.

Mercersburg went 0-8 in pool play with losses to McConnellsburg (25-11, 25-9), Shippensburg (25-11, 25-9) and Greencastle.

Melody Gomez led the Blue Storm with 10 kills and three blocks for the tournament.

Hancock 3, Southern Fulton 2

HANCOCK -- Maureen Leavy had 25 kills and four blocks, while Cortney Golden had 24 assists to lead Hancock to a 23-25, 25-22, 17-25, 25-16, 15-12 victory over Southern Fulton.

Katie Cropp added 20 service points for the Panthers (3-0), while Lyndsay Himes added 14 service points and four kills and Ashton Cook had 12 digs.

JV: Hancock (3-0), 25-19, 28-26.


Greencastle drops pair

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. -- Greencastle-Antrim lost two games at the Shippensburg Tournament, suffering a 3-1 loss to Reading in the opener before a 3-0 defeat to East Juniata.

Kyle Crider scored for Greencastle on an assist from Corey Meyers against Reading. Seth Sprague made nine saves for the Blue Devils against East Juniata.

Mercersburg 5, Washington 2

MERCERSBURG, Pa. -- Guilherme Gomez scored two goals and Joey Roberts added a goal and three assists for Mercersburg Academy, which led 4-0 at halftime.

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