Cape golf team finishes match season 9-3

May 15, 2021

The Cape Henlopen High golf team finished its regular-season match schedule at 9-3 with a close-fought 191-193 victory against Indian River High at Cripple Creek Country Club May 10. 

Zach Lingenfelter of Indian River won medalist honors with a five-over par performance on the par 35 front nine. Cape’s Ethan Mercer and Quinn McCullough tied for best score among the visitors with a pair of 44s. Tom Burn shot a 49 for third best for Cape. Seth Reynolds and Dylan Steinwedel tied for the Vikings’ final scoring spot with their 54s.

On May 6, the Cape team traveled to Heritage Shores Golf Club in Bridgeville to face the Sussex Tech Ravens. The Vikings won 195-209, despite hitting several shots into the ponds.

Caleb Wilson of Sussex Tech won medalist honors with his 43. McCullough scored a 46 to lead Cape’s contingent.

Steinwedel’s 48 continued the improved play he showed with his 45 against Sussex Academy the day before. Burn made a 50 and Mercer finished the team scoring with his 51.

Mercer said he hit one ball into the water, but most of his other troubles came on putting greens.

Head coach Rob Harrod said Steinwedel was the “only one that played with the same ball all day.” Other golfers suffered multiple shots into the water on the same holes, he said.

Many golfing readers of this column can sympathize, having been there and done that.

The Vikings must now wait for their next move. Saturday, May 15 is the last day for scholastic golf matches to be completed. A total of 96 golfers will be selected for the state tournament using the modified handicap system adopted for this season by the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association, in cooperation with the Delaware State Golf Association.

The Henlopen Conference Championship is Tuesday, May 25, at Wild Quail near Camden, and the state tournament will takes place Tuesday and Wednesday, June 1 and 2, at Maple Dale in Dover.

PGA Works Collegiate Championship

Baipor Khunsri led her Delaware State University women’s golf team to a team-best second-place finish at the 2021 PGA Works Collegiate Championship, held May 3-5 at Ponte Vedre Beach, Fla. She won the individual championship by five strokes with a two-over par performance in the three-round tournament. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi won the team category by 28 strokes over the Hornets.

Taylor Simoneau was the second-best scorer for DSU, coming in 12th. Elle Kluaymaingarm finished 15th, while Estelle Verny tied for 19th and Julie Gauven tied for 24th

Ace Cup Invitational 

A new and impressive tournament for junior girls will take place Thursday-Saturday, June 3-5, at Kings Creek Country Club, focusing on high-level competition and charity.

The inaugural Ace Cup, the Battle at the Beach, will bring together 12 juniors and their parents for three rounds of golf, group meals and presentations to the players on Youth Leadership and Being Responsible Humans at the awards dinner on the closing evening.

The formats include four-ball, alternate shot and single medal play. Participating local businesses include the Sea Voice lodgings in Rehoboth Beach, Nicola’s and The Starboard restaurants, and Kings Creek Country Club.

Each year’s event will have a featured charity for the players to seek donations, selected by one of the players. Sawyer Brockstedt, the daughter of tournament founders Kelly and Chase Brockstedt, chose the Alzheimer’s Association in honor of a grandparent.

To join a player’s list of donors, go to and follow the prompts. You can also send checks payable to the Alzheimer’s Association to Sawyer Brockstedt, 19 Kings Creek Circle, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.

Local club competition results

The Mulligan’s Pointe Ladies 18-Hole group played a Nassau game May 11.

In the first flight, Tammy Findlay, Mary Louise York and Pam Pichola won first place, with Retta Rose Frampton, Linda Townsend and Donna Dolce in second.

Christine Allison, Carol Love and Kathleen Ragula won the second flight, with Kay Monack, Susan Shockley and Mary Bowen taking second.

Forty golfers participated in the Kings Creek CC 18-Hole Ladies League Far Out game May 6, where none of the par 5 scores count.

Sheree Davis won first-place gross in the first flight, with Katie Heintz winning first-place net. Erin Reid took second net and Sharon Denny came in third.

Lynn Sweeney won first-place gross in the second flight, while Jeannine Doane won first-place net. Lisa Smith took second on a match of cards and Nancy Froome finished third.

Vicki Martina won first-place gross in the third flight, with Joanne Yurik winning first-place net. Yona Zucker took second net and Pattie Magee earned third place on a match of cards.

Anne Farley won first-place gross in the fourth flight, while Sally Chamberlain won first-place net. Robbie Monkman took second on a match of cards and Carolyn Ortwein finished third.

The Rookery Women’s Match Play Team played Maple Dale Country Club May 4 and won in both competition formats. They defeated the Dover club contingent 51.5-20.5 gross and 42-30 net points.


  • 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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