Golf Bucks County

By Bob Oliver

Middletown Country Club

Middletown is a compact 80 acres of challenging golf, with rolling hills and large specimen trees that have watched many golfers travel its fairways over time. It has retained its old time feel with tees and greens in close proximity, allowing golfers to walk the course if they choose.

The Traveling Golfer

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Women

Benvenuto strong on Symetra Tour

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The road to the LPGA has many turns, detours and speed bumps. 

The road can be crowded and more terrifying than traveling Route 95 during rush hour --- without any brakes. 

But this road can be a road of dreams, hopes and anticipation.

Brittany Benvenuto is on the road, and she can see her destination. The question is, can she make it?

Benvenuto, a Neshaminy High School and University of Arizona graduate, has a nice portfolio of accomplishments, including the 2008 Pennsylvania Women's Amateur Championship. She's currently 11th on the Symetra Tour Money List, no small factor, as the top 10 finishers on that list at the end of the 23 event schedule earn 2016 LPGA Tour status. 

Of more importance, she's playing well, making the cut week in and week out and earning two top three finishes this season with nearly $20,000 in earnings. It's anticipated that $50,000 in earnings will earn a tour cards.

At the Mission Health Wellness Classic, Benvenuto earned $6,311 for a second place finish after rounds of 67-69-70 for a 206 total. The Volvik Championship saw her finish third after rounds of 71-68-76--215, earning $6,683. 

Her goal right now is a victory, and posting strong finishes gets her mind into the mode for grueling competition. The road is a hard one, but she's paying her tolls along the way. She has game, and time will tell if she can elevate it to the next level. 

Herr opens collegiate career

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Erica Herr opened her collegiate career for Wake Forest University with a 53rd place finish in the Powerade Cougar Classic in South Carolina. The two-time Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association State Girls Champion carded a 76-73-75--224 54 hole total.

Herr compiled an outstanding high school career at Council Rock North, claiming the 2 PIAA titles in addition to a Pennsylvania State Girls Championship and competed in the 2013 United States Women's Open. The freshman is playing this week in the Lady Paladine Championship at Furman University.

YCC Ladies Member-Guest

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Karen Klemp captained the team of Barbara Brown, Kathy Johnson and Janine Nicolich to the gross division championship of the Yardley Country Club's Women's Member Guest. The foursome recorded a 155 finish.

 

In the net division, Diane Juergensen, Judy Pendergast, Sharon Grisswinger and Diane Dufresne earned top honors.

OVLGA remembers Kitty Boychuck

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The Oxford Valley Ladies Golf Association ventured away from its home course, playing at Neshaminy Valley in the memory of former travel committee chair Kitty Boychuck, who passed away last year.

 

The "Traveling with Kitty" event was captured by Carol Poust and Charlotte Downs who tied for low honors ahead of Mary Kleckner, Mary Spicer and Alice Jackson. Gert Duratz and Rita Julian rounded out the top seven finishers. Lola Felsburg was the long drive winner, while Spicer earned closed to the pin honors.

Oxford Valley "Blind Net Foursome"

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The team of Mary Spicer, Marie Robertson, Wilma Nini and Joan Thompson captured the Oxford Valley Ladies League "Blind Net Foursome" Tournament at Oxford Valley Golf Club.

 

Robertson posted a 30, Nini a 31, Thompson a 33 and Spicer a 36 for a 130 total and  earn the win.