Brockstedt sisters bow out at Drive, Chip & Putt subregional

September 14, 2018

The Brockstedt family’s dream of a return to Augusta National was put on hold after the Aug. 14 subregional qualifying round for the Drive, Chip & Putt Championship.

Competing in the girls’ 10-11 group, Hudson Brockstedt finished in a tie for seventh place in her first attempt at this level of the national junior event. Her sister, Sawyer, who made it to Augusta last spring for the finals, finished in fifth place in the girls’ 12-13 category, out of the running this time.

Apparently undaunted, Sawyer traveled to the Stockton Seaview Resort in Galloway Township, N.J., and won the Girls-11 group category in a U.S. Kids Regional tournament Sept. 1-2. She shot consecutive rounds of 4-over par for her second tournament win in a U.S. Kids event.

Sawyer’s finish on the 18th in the second round was also the point when she overtook her playing partner. At two strokes down, Brockstedt’s second shot on the par 5 landed on the right side of a fescue mound, hole-high. Her competitor struggled a bit with her drive and took five strokes to reach the green. Brockstedt’s chip hit the downslope over the mound and rolled to about 5 feet, and she made the birdie putt. The other golfer’s two-putt for double bogey gave Brockstedt the win.

“I didn’t really have my A game,” she said. “It was more like an A- or B+. We played a shorter course than I usually do.”

Continued playing in these national and regional tournaments means that Brockstedt now sees some familiar faces on the fairways. She said she knew 10 of the 20 in her age group at the Bay Course event.

The sixth-grader at Sussex Academy is hitting the books for now, but expects to return to significant junior golf tournament action during the winter holidays.

Fall Simulator Golf Leagues to start Sept. 18

The folks at Out of the Sand Golf and Sport Simulators at the Midway Shopping Center are signing up players and teams for the Fall Golf Leagues, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 18.

There are three categories for the eight-week events. Tuesday or Thursday night leagues are nine holes each at $25 per week, while the Wednesday night league is set for 18 holes at $40 per week. The Friday Night Couples league is $40 per couple.

For more information, call 302-200-9777 or go to

Epworth UMC tournament helps three local programs

The Simpson Men’s Group of Epworth United Methodist Church in Rehoboth will hold its sixth annual golf fundraiser tournament Saturday, Oct. 6, at the American Classic Golf Club in Midway.

The event supports local programs providing food and other resources for those in need in the Lewes and Rehoboth communities. This year’s beneficiaries are the Epworth UMC Food and Love Program, the Immanuel Shelter, and the Community Resource Center.

The tournament takes place in two flights, beginning with the morning outing. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with a scramble start at 9:30 a.m. The afternoon round begins with registration at 12:30 p.m. and the scramble start at 1:30 p.m. Lunch will be served between the flights, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The $50 entry fee ($60 with cart) covers the golf, lunch, and prizes, including a hole-in-one contest for a car provided by the Auto Gallery in Lewes.

For more information, contact Evans Shearon at 302-841-3072 or, or Stu Bruce at 302-519-1889 or

Selbyville VFC fundraiser tournament Oct. 11

The Selbyville Volunteer Fire Company will hold its 11th annual golf tournament Thursday, Oct. 11, at Cripple Creek Country Club near Ocean View. The event helps defray the VFC’s operating costs of protecting its service district.

The shotgun start for the scramble is at 9 a.m. The $90 entry fee includes golf and cart, lunch, prizes and beverages during the round. Selbyville Holly Kia is making a car available for a hole-in-one contest on the seventh hole.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

For more information, go to or contact

Mulligan’s Pointe crowns senior and super-senior champions

The Mulligan’s Pointe Ladies 18-Hole group held its Senior/Super-Senior Championship tournament Sept. 4.

Brenda Lewis won first-place gross in the Senior category, with Sue Ahern in second.

Sue Brady won first-place net among the Seniors, with Karen Feuchtenberger in second.

Linda Townsend won first-place gross in the Super-Senior category, with Kathy Hudak in second.

Dee Prillaman won first-place net among the Super-Seniors, with Carol Love in second.

Local club competition results

The Mulligan’s Pointe Ladies 18-Hole group played a two-man team game Sept. 11, using combined net scores. Kathy Feuchtenberger and Kathy Hudak won the contest.

The Kings Creek CC Ladies 9-Hole group played a Low Putts game Aug. 29. Beth Magnus won first place, with Tina Brown and Sue Eisenbrey tied for second. Trish Galioto, Karen Harrington, and Kathy Nave tied for fourth. Carole Ellison won the closest-to-the-pin contest on the second hole.

  • Fritz Schranck has been writing about the Cape Region's golf community since 1999. Snippets, stories and anecdotes from his columns are included in his new book, "Hole By Hole: Golf Stories from Delaware's Cape Region and Beyond," which is available at the Cape Gazette offices, Browseabout Books in Rehoboth Beach, Biblion Books in Lewes, and local golf courses. His columns and book reviews are available at

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