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DIVOTS: Bushey shoots school-record 65

September 26, 2010|By TIM KOELBLE

Former Smithsburg standout golfer Chris Bushey has made his mark at Potomac State College.

Bushey fired a school-record 7-under-par 65 last Sunday in a match at Youghiogheny Country Club in McKeesport, Pa.

He eclipsed the previous mark of 67, shot by Potomac State All-American Luke Dempsey just four months ago.

"I had two eagles, one on a par 5 and one on a par 4," said Bushey. "The par 5 was probably the tightest par 5 I've ever played. There were out-of-bounds and hazards on both sides and it was about 550 yards."

Bushey said he used a driver and 2-iron to get within 10 feet, which he putted in for eagle.

Bushey leads the Potomac State team in scoring with a 74.8 average. His previous best competitive round was a 6-under 66 last year in the Maryland 1A/2A District tournament at Black Rock Golf Course as a senior playing for Smithsburg.

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"Things are going good," said Bushey. "I've had some bad breaks at times, but Sunday I had some luck too."

According to Potomac State, it was the lowest score by any Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference golfer since at least 1989.

From beginning to end

Fountain Head Country Club professionals Jim Schouller and Brian Boggs did their thing again on Sept. 17 as they gorged themselves with as much golf as they could handle from dawn until dusk.

All for the benefit of Children In Need Inc., the twosome played an amazing 200 holes to raise money for a second year.

After combining for 53 birdies and four eagles, including birdies by each on the 200th hole, $6,833 had been raised.

"Our club members made generous contributions and we were able to enhance some of those with birdies and eagles," said Schouller. "We thank all for their contributions."

Last year Schouller and Boggs raised $4,700 playing 150 holes.

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