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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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.

Open experience for Erica Herr

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It's showtime on a national stage for New Hope's Erica Herr began just before 7 a.m. Thursday. The opening day action saw her card a five-over-par 77 in difficult conditions.


The 18-year-old incoming Council Rock High School senior is teeing it up this week in the United States Women's Open, being held on Long Island at Sebonak. Herr qualified for the main event from a group that included 1,421 entries. The two-time Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Girls State Champion will be playing in her fourth USGA event. Herr is slated to tee off Thursday at 6:56 a.m. in a group that includes professional Alice Kim and amateur Elizabeth Schultz. The same three women will play away Friday at 12:41 p.m.


Herr will be playing in a field which includes the top female golfers in the world, including her longtime favorite Paula Creamer.

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.


Cush, Charity win Middletown Ladies Event

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Belinda Cush of the Fairways Golf Club claimed low gross honors of the A Flight of the Middletown Ladies Golf League Invitational, outdistancing Mary Scaramuzzo of the host club and Deerwood's Marie Gorlaski. Middletown's Joan Saxman claimed the net title ahead of Barbara Duca of Melrose and Oxford Valley's Carol Poust.


While the golf was great, the big winner on the day was charity. The event contributed $1,300 to "A Women's Place" in Newtown.

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