PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – Beaver Creek Country Club pro Dirk Schultz had an excellent first round going for 17 holes Thursday in the 28th Senior PGA Professional Championship.

On his 18th hole of the round, the ninth hole on the Wanamaker Course at PGA Golf Club, Schultz teed off at 3-under par. When he was done, Schultz had a triple-bogey 7 that ended his day at even-par 72 and a tie for 70th place.

Schultz had three birdies on his second nine before the triple. He begins the second round today at 8:10 on the Ryder Course.

Sharing the first-round lead with 6-under-par 66s were Lee Houtteman, of Glen Arbor, Mich., and Brad Lardon, of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Following today’s second round, the field will be cut down to the low 70 scores and ties. 

The 264 players in the field are vying for the top 35 spots to gain entry into the Senior PGA Championship, May 25-28 at Trump National Golf Club in Leesburg, Va. Last year in the Senior PGA Professional Championship, Schultz qualified for a spot in the Senior PGA earlier this year in Michigan.

Other Mid-Atlantic PGA players in the mix following the first round were Jim Estes and Rick Schuller, each shooting a 3-under-par 69.


Harford CC 75, Hagerstown CC 38

Brandon Cheeks scored 11 points for Hagerstown Community College in its season-opening loss to Harford Community College (5-1) on Wednesday night.

Dominique Miller added eight points for the Hawks (0-1), who trailed 32-11 at halftime.


2016 Aquafest

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — The Hagerstown YMCA Gators competed in the 2016 Aquafest on November 13.

In the girls events, Sierra Tosten won the 15-and-over 200 yard freestyle (2:03.81), the 15-18 100 butterfly (1:02.19), the open 200 backstroke (2:13.33) and

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