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Schlachter Edges Kapetanakis in Dave King Invitational- Grady, Jacobi Take Super Seniors, Masters
July 30, 2014
Defending champion Paul Schlachter from Bridgeville, PA, won his third Dave King Senior Invitational today - but not without a furious comeback from McLean's George Kapetanakis and pressure from long time Evergreen member John Long. The national senior event is played annually at Evergreen CC in Haymarket where Kapetanakis held a one shot lead over Schlachter going into the final round after opening with 70-73. Schlachter was the first day leader with 68 but slipped to 76 on the second day. Long, who recently moved to Murrell's Inlet in South Carolina after living all his life in Northern Virginia, was another shot back in third after rounds of 72-73. Playing in the same group, Schlachter's front nine 36 in the final round caught Kapetanakis with Long remaining two shots back. After #14, however, Schlachter's lead had increased to three over both of his playing partners. A three putt bogey from 60 feet at the par-five 15th coupled with a 35 foot birdie putt from Kapetanakis cut the lead to one with Long two shots back. Kapetanakis then stiffed his tee shot on the par-three 16th hole to within 5 feet for another birdie to tie for the lead. Long fell three back after a bogey but got within two at the 17th after both Kapetanakis and Schlachter failed to get up and down for their pars. Kapetanakis tried to hit his second shot on the par five 18th to the left of the lake but pushed it right into the water. He made an excellent approach and 12-foot down hill putt, however, to save par, eliminating Long who made a 10-foot putt for birdie, leaving Schlachter with an eight foot putt which he made for the win. Schlachter finished with 72 for an even par total of 216. Evergreen's Steve Balavage had his second straight top-five finish in the event, closing with 72 for a 220 total and fourth place with former Northern Virginian John Price finishing fifth at 221 after a closing round 70.
Local golfers Tom Grady and Peter Jacobi won the Super Senior and Masters
divisions respectively. Grady, after opening with 75, closed with 69-72 for even par 216 to win by two over Jim Anthony (Franklin, IN), Army-Navy's Bill Engel and JP Leigh (Suffolk). Grady won the Northern Virginia Senior Amateur last month. Peter Jacobi (Army Navy) won the Master's division by four shots over Barry Flaer with 70-74-74-218. Flair (Adamstown, MD) won the Middle Atlantic Super-Senior division last week. Charlie Jurgonis of the host club and Army Navy's Walt Martin tied for fifth with 226.
Pictured (L to R): King, Schlachter, Jacobi, Evergreen PGA Professional Chris Hall, Grady
Deering/Dilodovico Win Chantilly National Invitational - Nirich/Bello Win Seniors
July 28, 2014
Shaun Deering and partner Joe Dilodovico had back-to-back 5-under 67s to win the Chantilly National Invitational by three shots over three teams in the annual four ball event held July 26-27. The teams of Kevin Dillard and Wii Snyder, Ji Soo Park and William Jeon, and Blair Johnson and Dudley Payne finished at 7-under 137. Jim Nirich and Al Bello captured the senior division with 67-64-13. Danny Hopkins and Jack Allara finished second with 69-65-134.
Northern Virginia Four Ball Entry Deadline Extended to August 1- Championship Set For River Bend Aug 7, 9
July 27, 2014
The Northern Virginia Four Ball Championship will be held Thursday, August 7 and Saturday, August 9 at the River Bend Club. The entry deadline has been extended to Friday, August 1. First round play on August 7 will be a 1:30 shotgun start with the low 20 teams advancing to Saturday's final round. Teams must have a combined handicap index of 16.0 or below and each participant must have amateur status with an established USGA handicap at a VSGA club. See the entry form for more details.
Shingler Qualifies for US Mid-Amateur
July 27, 2014
Scott Shingler birdied four of his last five holes to shoot 67 at Cedar Point CC in Suffolk in the USGA qualifier held July 24 to earn one of the two spots available for the US Mid-Amateur championship. In a similar fashion to his win earlier this month in the Northern Virginia Amateur, all four of his closing birdies came from within six feet. The Mid-Am will be held Sep 6-11 at the Saucon Valley CC in Bethlehem, PA.
McCarty Wins Middle Atlantic Senior- Flaer Wins Playoff for Super Seniors
July 22, 2014
Earlier in his golfing career, Barry McCarty was a name seen often on leaderboards at big name Washington amateur events. The long-time Belle Haven member won the Washington Metropolitan Amateur in 1980 and captured the Middle Atlantic Amateur in 1993. A retreat from competitive golf to spend more time with his family, especially with the birth of twins fourteen years ago, resulted in his name being absent from the leaderboards until this week. Now 56, McCarty stuck his toe in the senior competition pool last month at the Northern Virginia Senior Amateur where he missed the cut. He got in the shallow end yesterday with an opening round 4-over 74 in the Middle Atlantic Senior Championship being conducted at the Mt. Vernon CC, then cannonballed the field today with a closing round 3-under 67 to win by one shot over Congressional's Ben Brundred. McCarty started the tie tied with nine other players in 13th place, five shots behind co-leaders Stan Williams (River Creek) and Michael (Laurel Hill). His 67 was the best round of the tournament, with birdies at the 7th, 9th, 12th and 18th with a lone bogey at the 17th. Tieing Brundred and defending champion Henry Blue for second at 142 was Tim Vigotsky (RTJ) who added a final round 69 to his opening 73. Lynn Wessman (Army Navy) tied for 5th with Michael Occi (Clarksville, MD) at 144.
Barry Flaer (Adamstown, MD) won the super senior division in a four-way playoff with Don Jeanes (Heritage Hunt), Bill Engel (Army Navy) and George Washburn (Frederick, MD) after all had finished with 144. After Jeanes and Washburn bogied the first playoff hole, both Flaer and Engel went over the par 3 second green with a back pin leaving difficult chips. Flaer made a 12 foot par putt for the win after Engel's attempt from 25 feet missed. Dave Stewart (River Bend) tied Michael Weiner (Manchester, MD) for fifth with 145. For complete results see www.middleatlanticga.org
Pictured: McCarty (L), Flaer (R)
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