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OPMGA Crowns Match Play Champion

Binetti 2021Craig Binetti bested Lou Goffredi Thursday morning with two holes remaining to win the 2021 Ocean Pines Men's Golf Association Match Play Championship.
Connie Wachter secured fourth place in the double-elimination tournament when he was eliminated in the sixth round of matches in early September.
Binetti, Goffredi and Walt Lischak paired up during the last couple of weeks in a variety of ways before a champion was determined. Binetti eliminated Lischak in the eighth round. Goffredi gave Binetti his only defeat in the ninth round, and on Thursday Binetti closed out the tournament with his win in the tenth round.

Twenty-two Men's Golf Association members participated in the Match Play that began in June and involved 43 individual pairings throughout the summer. Sixteen of the 22 played in three or more matches, and six players played in five or more.

2021 Match Play Results
Match Play Champion: Craig Binetti
Runner-up: Lou Goffredi
3rd Place: Walt Lischak
4th Place: Connie Wachter

OPLGA hosts Club Championship and Governors’ Cup Tournament

OPLGA ClubChampionship2021The Ocean Pines Ladies Golf Association held its annual Club Championship and Governors’ Cup tournament on Sept. 20 and 21.
The Club Championship is an 18-hole, low-gross stroke-play event, and the Governors’ Cup is a one-day, nine-hole, low-net stroke-play event.
The overall low-gross OPLGA Club Champion, playing beautiful golf two days in a row, is Chung Cho.
The First Flight, first low-gross winner was Susan Morris, and the second low-gross winner was Geri Fasulo.
The Second Flight, first low-gross winner was Norma Kessler, and the second low-gross winner was Ann Shockley.
The overall low-net OPLGA Governors’ Cup Champion is Sally Stafford. She won the championship in a sudden victory playoff against Frankie Gomsak, on the first hole.
The First Flight, first low-net winner was Susan Morris, and the second low-net winner was Chung Cho.
 The Second Flight, first low-net winner was Frankie Gomsak, and the second low net winner was Ann Shockley.
 Lunch and the awards ceremony was held at the Ocean Pines Clubhouse following the tournament. The OPLGA wishes to thank the pro staff for their help with the tournament.

Players Compete in OPMGA Member-Member Tournament

2021 Member Member winnersThe Ocean Pines Men's Golf Association and tournament chair Mike Daley hosted 44 players in the annual Member-Member tournament on Saturday, July 24.

Charlie McMichael and Marcel Vales led the field with a gross score of even par 72, which included two birdies by McMichael. Mike Mason and Art Henshaw were second with a 3 over par 75.

The prize for low net score for 18 holes went to Hank Morgan and Charles Choate, who shot a 7 under 65. They also took the low net prize on the front nine with a 4 under score of 32; McMichael and Vales led the field with a gross score of one under par 35 for the front nine.

On the back nine, Darin Stuiber and James Terry shot even par to win the prize for low gross while Don McMullen and Joe Scallion won the award for low net, beating out McMichael and Vales on a match of cards with a 3 under score of 33.

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"Sand Dawgs" Help with Course Maintenance

The "Sand Dawgs" a group of Ocean Pines golf members who regularly assist with golf course maintenance by filling divots, were out this week sanding the fairways.
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Ocean Pines Golfers Donate to Diakonia

Because we can all use some good news right now, we want to share the following message from the Ocean Pines Golf Members Council, the Ocean Pines Ladies Golf Association and the Ocean Pines Men's Golf Association:
"On January 17, not long before any of us knew we would spend our spring days in quarantine, over seventy members of the Ocean Pines Golf Community enjoyed a pizza party at the Community Center. Everyone pitched in $10, enjoyed a variety of locally made pizzas, and chatted about the new Clubhouse and the hopes of good golfing weather for the grand opening.
The event produced a profit of nearly $250 which was set aside to help fund future social events for the golf membership. With the current schedule of events and tournaments on hold, the leadership of the Ocean Pines Golf Members’ Council, the Ocean Pines Ladies’ Golf Association, and the Ocean Pines Men’s Golf Association has decided donate this money to Diakonia Inc. as they work during these difficult times to provide meals and support for those who have been severely affected by recent events."