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Burkhart, Hudson Emerge From Lofty Scores
For the second consecutive year, Laytonsville Golf Course played tough on the MSO tournament. Scores were high, thanks in great part to tough pin placements. An unusually smaller field, including the absence of women's 65-69 National Senior Games gold medalist Karen Smith, in a qualifying year seemed to never find a groove on a sun-splashed day.

Bob Burkhart (75-79) of Severn shot an 8-over-par 79 to post the day's lowest score. A stroke behind was Peter Chen (80-84) of Mechanicsville. Carolyn Hudson of Bowie followed with a women's 65-69 age-group record 81 for ladies high score.

Mr. Burkhart shot a 2-over-par 38 on the front side due to a double bogey on the short par 4 No. 2. A birdie and nine pars helped stablize his score until he bogeyed four holes to finish the round, shooting a 41 on the par 35 back side.

Mr. Chen, coming back from some health problems and having been silver medalist in his age group at the 2009 National Games, was bemoaning his putting at Laytonsville. Asked to pick a hole that cost him low score for the day, he replied wryly, "all of them." It was a common refrain this day.

The women especially struggled on the greens. Only Ms. Hudson's 81 and an 87 by 60-64 gold medalist Karen Wood of Crofton were under 90 for the ladies. Peggy Richitt of Crofton won the women's 75-79 age group with a 101. Hudson's score was 22 strokes better than silver medalist Dorothy Early's 103 in 65-69.

The best age group competition was men's 65-69, where two strokes separated the three medalists. David Sheriff of Gaithersburg took gold with an 83, followed by Doug Katzenberger's 84 for silver and Tyrone Brown's 85 for bronze.

Ed McCaffrey of Baltimore atoned for a bronze finish in 2009—when cool weather and a difficult rough helped bloat scores—by improving 10 strokes for an 82 and gold in men's 70-74.

But no one shaved off more strokes from last year than Mary Lauffer, 91, of Annapolis. Having a grand time and firing her tee shots straight and true, she shot 112, an improvement of 22 strokes.

Ms. Lauffer's score also improved her record for the 90-94 age group while Kate Kwitkski's 96 set a new mark for women's 85-89.

Updated MSO Golf Records
2010 MSO Golf Photo Gallery

2010 Golf Results
Age group medalists from the 2010 MSO golf tournament held Sep. 17 at the Laytonsville Golf Course in Laytonsville. Men played from the 5,892-yard, par-71 blue tees (slope: 119). Women played from the 4,944-yard, par-71 red tees (slope: 116). All scores are gross.

Gold—Bruce Brengle, Pasadena, 82
Silver—Myron Greene, Upper Marlboro, 84
Bronze—Steve Oristian,  Mt. Airy, 85

Gold—David Sheriff, Gaithersburg, 83
Silver—Doug Katzenberger, Gaithersburg, 84
Bronze—Tyrone Brown, Washington, D.C., 85

Gold—Edward McCaffrey, Baltimore, 82
Silver—Richard Fiorentini, Baltimore, 88
Bronze—Richard Buczek, Sykesville, 90

Gold—Bob Burkhart, Severn, 79
Silver—Will Tilghman, Hampstead, 90
Bronze—Allen Durling, Severna Park, 90

Gold—Peter Chen, Mechanicsville, 80
Silver—Lawrence Hatakeyama, Silver Spring, 92
Bronze—Gerald Britten, Stevensville, 95

Gold—Edward Murphy, Rockville, 100
Silver—Walter Kwitkoski, Clinton, 105

Gold—Theresa Horton, Cockeysville, 104

Gold—Karen Wood, Crofton,  87
Silver—Debbie Gill, Annapolis, 92

Gold—Carolyn Hudson, Bowie, 81
Silver—Dorothy Early, Liamsville, 103
Bronze—Ceceil Belong, Silver Spring, 122

Gold—Joan Weyers, Lutherville, 93
Silver—Mary Coffee, Silver Spring, 98
Bronze—Ina Rae Foskey, Bowie, 103

Gold—Peggy Richitt, Crofton, 101
Silver—Mary Retterer, Silver Spring, 105
Bronze—Rosa Kelley, Silver Spring, 128

Gold—Helen Montanaro, Rockville, 118

Gold—Kate Kwitkoski, Clinton, 96

Gold—Mary Lauffer, Annapolis, 112

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