Cape Region junior golfers sought for Rehoboth Beach Junior Open

April 28, 2017

The Rehoboth Beach Junior Open is a long-running fixture on the Cape Region sporting calendar. However, for the last several years the event has been part of a Junior Tour operated by Philadelphia Section of the PGA, and local participation has diminished a bit. 

The club professionals at Rehoboth Beach Country Club hope to increase the number of local juniors in the event by stressing that membership in the Junior Tour is not required.

RBCC Assistant Golf Professional George Bushby said the only requirement is to obtain an entry form from the section’s website, print it out, and mail it in with the appropriate fee. Go to and the Junior Tour Schedule, and click on the apply link for the JGA Rehoboth Junior Open for June 19.  

For more information, contact Bushby at 302-227-3616 or email him at


Wet and windy Rehoboth Beach Pro-Am 

The old adage about April showers came true once again at the Delaware State Golf Association’s April 24 Rehoboth Beach Pro-Am, as a steady rain kept up for most of the afternoon round.

RBCC Head Pro Pat Mastrian led the local pro contingent with his third-place finish, behind winner Chris Gray and Greyson Rossi. George Bushby, RBCC’s assistant pro, tied for fourth, and The Rookery’s Chris Osberg came in sixth.

Bushby’s pro-am group, including Karl Saliba, Joe Crispin and Connor Jones, finished in second place low net in the team competition. Rookery Head Pro Butch Holtzclaw’s team, with Chris Adkins, Jamie Davis, and Ed Brown came in fifth net.


DWGA holds shortened Bash to the Beach 

Rainy weather also caused problems for the Delaware Women’s Golf Association Bash to the Beach, held at Kings Creek Country Club April 24. The second round at Cripple Creek Country Club was cancelled.

Sandy Scitti won overall gross, with Celeste Beaupre winning overall net. 

Mo Gallagher won the first flight gross, with Shelly Pinkerton taking first flight net. 

Margaret Love-O’Hern won the second flight gross, and Mo Reardon won second flight net.

Sue Bardsley won the third flight gross, and Jeannine Doane won third flight net.

Katie Heintz won the fourth flight gross, and Nan Martino won fourth flight net. 

Colleen Hacker was closest to the hole on the eighth green, and Susan McNab was closest on the 16th green.


Demo Day at Rookery South May 6

Rookery South is hosting a Demo Day Saturday, May 6, at the practice range, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Representatives from Titleist, Ping, TaylorMade, Callaway, Mizuno and Cobra are expected to attend.

Appointments are not required, but if you have a particular company in mind, call the course at 302-684-3000 to set one up. 


Local club competition results 

The Kings Creek Ladies 9-Hole group played a Low Net game April 19.

Janie O’Connor won first place, with Jeanne Drake in second, Susan Spence in third, and Sandy Neverett in fourth. Drake also won the closest to the pin contest. 

The Kings Creek Ladies 18-Hole group played their Low Net game April 20.

Katie Heintz won first place in the first flight, with Wendy Maclay in second and Jean Chlastawa in third. 

Nancy Froome won the second flight, followed by Kathy Casey and then Faye Slatcher. Casey also won closest to the pin on the fifth hole, at six-feet-10-inches. 

Carolyn Ortwein won the third flight, with Prabha Karapurkar in second and Joanne Yurik in third. 

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