2010-09-30 / Sports

Great Cove Golf News

STAFF REPORT

Four big tournaments were played at Great Cove during the past two weeks, most recently the Great Cove Ryder Cup.

The Red Team took the win in two days of Ryder Cup play Saturday and Sunday, beating the Grean Team 18 to 14. Following Saturday’s two-man team matches, the Green Team led by one point at the start of Sunday’s singles matches. The Red Team prevailed on Sunday, however, scoring five more points than Green to win the coveted Great Cove Ryder Cup.

Golfers playing for the winning Red Team were captain “Smoke” Mellott, co-captain Bob Snyder, Jason Long, Brett Cornelius, Craig Paylor, Bill Yocum, Matt Sigel, Lucas Carbaugh, Pat Shafer, Toby Souders, Jim Truax, Kenny Welsh, Russell Harmon, Andy Ritchey, Fred Peck, Mark Weller, Carl Paylor, and Butch Boyle.

Green Team players included captain Vic Erickson, co-captain Mike Kendall, Chris Kennedy, Brian Campbell, Ryan Earley, Foster Earley, Gary Bard, John Mixell, Eric Fisher, Jamie Greathead, Dustin Doyle, Tim Ranck, Bob Paruch, Emmert Banzoff, Mitch Ott, Terry Sheeder, Dave Washabaugh, and Rodney Mellott.

To qualify for the Great Cove Ryder Cup, golfers must belong to the club, play in enough tournaments throughout the season to earn a qualifying point count and score well in those tournaments.

Other golfing news at Great Cove includes the lady golfers’ annual invitational on Sept. 17. The team of Pam Arnold, Joy Zimmerman, Esther Webb and Betty Boyle shot a 56 to take the first-place win. Following in second, with a 58, were Tammy Ranck, Melinda Orndorff, Barb Fowler and Shirley Barnhart. Third place was won by Sue Mayhugh, Martha Lynch, Ginny Heath and Amy Hicks, who also scored a 58. Fourthplace winners were Cindy Blair, Deb Lamb, Jan Cikowski and Sandy Drake, 59. And the fifth spot went to Sallie Stennett, Linda Hoffman, Joanne Syler and Amanda Smith, 62.

Individual winners at the 2010 Ladies Invitational were Melinda Orndorff, closest to-the-pin-line, No. 1; and Ginny Heath, closestto the-pin, No. 4.

On Sept. 16, supporters of the Boy Scouts of American met a Great Cove to play in the annual Great Cove District Council Golf Classic. Carl Paylor, Jamie Greathead, Dick Funkhouser and Skip Feldon went home the winners, shooting a 58. Second place went to Bob Peck, Melvin Thomas, Jeff Poffenberger and Mark White, 60. Finishing in third, with a 61, were Ted Hall, Tyler Smith, Dexel Spencer and Buzz Carmack. Smoke Mellott, Victor Erickson, Travis Myers and Will Ressler made up the fourth-place team, shooting a 62. The fifth spot went to Fred Peck, Russell Harmon, Jack Howsare and Bill Yocum, 62.

Individual prizes were won by Skip Feldon, closestto the-pin-in-two, No. 2; Terry Sheeder, closest-tothe pin, No. 4; Bob Peck, closest-to-the-pin, No. 6; Dick Funkhouser, closestto the-pin, No. 12; Bob Snyder, closest-to-thepin, No. 16; and Rick Strait, closest-to-the-pin, No. 18.

Fulton County Medical Center Foundation held its annual fundraiser tournament Sept. 12 at Great Cove. The tournament results can be found in a separate story appearing on this page. Individual wins went to Bob Peck, closest-to-the-pin-in-two, No. 2; Bret Cornelius, closest to-the-pin, No. 4; Foster Earley, closest-to-thepin, No. 6; Matt Hale, closest to-the-pin, No. 12; Foster Earley, closest-tothe pin, No. 16; John Mixell, closest-to-the-pin-in-two, No. 14, Foster Earley and Jesse Richards, closestto the-pin-in-two, No. 15; and Gary Bard, longest putt, No. 8.

Great Cove’s upcoming tournament schedule includes the Mercersburg American Legion tourney this Saturday and, for high school golfers, the District 5 PIAA match Oct. 5.

For more information about tournaments, call the pro shop at 717-485-4157.

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