Sunday, July 01, 2001

Tristate Golf Notebook


Wedding, Beck head Women's Stroke Play

By Jack Murray
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        Gabby Wedding of Wilmington, who advanced to the third round of the U.S. Women's Public Links Championship at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Long Grove, Ill., heads the field for the Greater Cincinnati Golf Association Women's Stroke Play Championship Monday and Tuesday at O'Bannon Golf Club. Wedding also was fifth in a junior tournament at Hudson, Ohio.

        Also entered are Melissa Beck-Yeazell, who turned down her invitation to play in the U.S. Women's Publinx to compete in the Women's Met, which she won for a second time, and Met runner-up Katie Rakel.

        (Tee times)

        CHIP SHOTS: The U.S. Junior Sectional qualifier is Monday at Cincinnati Country Club.

        In other national events:

        • Andy Sanders tied for 13th at the Northeast Amateur in Rumford, R.I., and tied for seventh at the Monroe Invitational in Pittsford, N.Y.

        • Robert Gerwin, who won his first GCGA Men's Met title Friday, tied for 48th in the Northeast Amateur. Tim Donovan tied for 19th at Monroe.

        • Martha Leach of Hebron advanced to the third round of the Women's Western Amateur at Exmoor Country Club in Highland Park, Ill.

        • Monday qualifier Tom Elfers earned $9,250 for a tie for 33rd in the Senior PGA Tour's Instinet Classic at Princeton, N.J.

        • Jim Herman tied for 40th at the Golden Bear Tour's Cannon USA Classic at St. Lucie, Fla.

        • Tim Krapfel missed the cut at the PGA of America Club Pro Championship in Oregon.

        • Stacy Orschell of Connersville, Ind., tied for 11th in the SBC Futures Tour event in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Check out our Tristate golf guide for a directory and features on local courses, coverage of the Men's and Women's Met, and other news.



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