On to Pinehurst

August 18, 2017

Sawyer Brockstedt is heading to Pinehurst, N.C., and from there, perhaps to Augusta National for the finals of the national Drive, Chip, and Putt Championship.

The 10-year-old Rehoboth Beach resident qualified in the subregionals at Applebrook Golf Club in Pennsylvania Aug. 8. She now goes to the regional qualifier at Pinehurst Sept. 3.  

According to her father, Chase Brockstedt, Sawyer “did not have her best day.” Her putting and chipping scores were not quite up to her usual standards. However, she scored well in the driving part of the contest, and her combined total earned her one of the regional spots.

It’s understandable that Sawyer’s play at Applebrook was a bit off, considering her competitive schedule in the days leading up to the subregional.

She finished first gross in the first flight at the two-day, 36-hole Kings Creek Country Club championship Aug. 6, her very first tournament of that length. As soon as she finished at Kings Creek, the family left for Eagles Landing Golf Course in Berlin, Md., where that Sunday afternoon she won an Eastern Shore Junior Tour nine-hole contest.  

Returning to the Cape Region, she then played and won the Rehoboth Beach Country Club junior championship Aug. 7. 

That is a pretty heavy competitive schedule for anyone, and especially for a 10-year-old.  

Let us hope she is well rested for Pinehurst.

Krueger takes second at Delaware Open

Congratulations to Chris Krueger, head of instruction at Kings Creek CC, for his second-place finish at the 2017 Delaware Open Aug. 8. 

At Bear Trap Dunes, Krueger tied with amateur Walter Egloff in regulation play, but lost a three-hole playoff. Krueger finished first among the pros, however, winning $2,700. 

Club Championships 

Rehoboth Beach Country Club held its Club Championship Aug. 4-6. Some familiar names graced the leaderboards once again. 

Lucas Farmer defeated Ed Brown in the match play finals, successfully defending the Overall Club Champion title he won in 2016.

Bailey Scheurer’s eighth Ladies Club Championship came when she defeated Britny Whitby in their match play final.

Bruce Humphries repeated his 2016 first flight division championship, defeating Todd Connor. Joan Crowley’s two-day net score of 139 earned her a five-stroke victory over Jane Castle and the Ladies Flight One title.

Gayle Truitt’s two-day net 140 gave her the Ladies Flight Two championship, with Sheila Halfpenny in second. 

Kevin Sweet defeated Rick Judge to earn the Flight Two championship, while Barry Rosenthal defeated Tony Kornheiser for the Flight Three division championship.

Kings Creek Country Club conducted several different club championships Aug. 5-6, with 64 participants.

Scott Bourdreau won the gross Club Championship, with Andy Rowe in second and Chris Brown in third.

Sean Toner won the net Club Championship, with Gary Weitzman in second and Drew Romans in third.

Emma Sills won the Ladies Club Championship, while Judy Wetzel won the Senior Ladies Championship. Anita Pettitt took first place in the Super-Senior Ladies championship. 

Joanne Yurik is this year’s Ladies Net Club Champion, and Katie Heintz is the Senior Ladies Net champion. Carol Simon won the Super-Senior Ladies Net championship.

Young Sawyer Brockstedt won first-place gross in the first flight, with Deb Ward winning first-place net.

Jackie Everett won first-place gross in the second flight, with Jeannine Doane winning first-place net. 

Jim Bushby won the gross Senior Men’s Club Championship, with Chris Easton winning the net competition.

John Purple Sr. won first-place gross in the first flight of the Senior championship, with Joe Graham taking first-place net. 

Craig Karsnitz won first-place gross in the second Senior flight, with Tom Forrest winning first-place net. 

Dave Mason won first-place gross in the third Senior flight, with Harry Papaleo taking first-place net.

Local club competition results

The Kings Creek CC Ladies 9-Hole group played a team 2, 1, 1 game Aug. 9. The two best net scores are used for par 3s, and one best net score is used on the other holes.  

Pat Devoll, Hope Lavachia and Janie O'Connor won, with Susan Gaughan, Sandy Neverett and Annette Stellhorn in second. Rita Musi, Jane Perkins and Pat Devoll (blind draw) took third. 

The Rehoboth Beach CC Ladies 9-Hole group played a low net even holes/fewest putts game Aug. 8.  

Joyce McCoy and Kim Hutchinson tied for first-place net, with Karen Schneiderman in second. Laurel St. Germain’s 15 putts were the fewest.

The Rehoboth Beach CC Ladies 18-Hole group played a team low net/low gross game Aug. 2.

Gina Bergin, Elise Coar, Trish Medd and Beth Carpenter won first-place net, with JoAnn Pearlman, Sheila Halfpenny, Jeanne Allan and Ella Alexander in second. Jeanne Allan won individual low net.

Daisey Hudson, Carole Medd, Joan Crowley and Gayle Truitt won first-place gross, while Bailey Scheurer won individual low net.

The Rehoboth Beach CC Ladies 9-Hole group played a net scramble format game Aug. 1, with Bardelle Offutt winning first place. Florence Hatz finished second, with Joan O’Toole in third.

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