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Kent Island, Baltimore Chapters Knock the Rust Off

In cold, blustery conditions on Saturday, March 11 the Kent Island and Baltimore chapters of the Mediocre Golf Association (MGA) attempted to shake the rust off heading into the 2023 season.

     The preseason event, held on The Lakes Course at Queenstown Harbor Golf Links saw 17 players tee is up with Baltimore chapter leader Noah Kiehle scoring a net 91 to claim the victory.

     Kiehle shot a gross 87, taking four handicap penalty strokes for his final net score. He was the only player to post a nine-hole score under 40, carding a 39 on the front side before coming home in 48, which earned him the Meltdown Award.

     Baltimore’s Walter McNeil and Kent Island’s Tim Brennan tied for second in the net competition with scores of 93. Brennan posted an 84 gross, with nine penalty strokes, tying for low gross with Baltimore chapter’s Sammy Smutz.

     Kent Island newcomer Jason Rasmussen earned the long drive honor for the day, battling a tee shot directly into the wind on the par-4 13th. Rasmussen also claimed one of two closest to the pin contests, being able to counter a stiff cross wind on the 142-yard third hole. Kent Island’s Steve Bresnahan was closest to the pin on the 140-yard 11th hole, which was playing directly into the wind, as well.

     Kent Island’s Doug Ogburn fired nines of 53 and 51 for a 104 and the Most Mediocre Award while Baltimore’s Anthony Young claimed the Red Key Award with his 122 earning him the tee box advantage in Baltimore’s next event.

     The two chapters begin their 2023 seasons in earnest in the next few weeks. The Kent Island chapter will be back at Queenstown Harbor, playing The Rivers course on Saturday March 25 for the season-opening Rebel Beach Am-Am. The Baltimore chapter opens on Saturday, April 1 at Pine Ridge Golf Course.

     To learn more about the MGA’s two Maryland chapters, visit the MGA website at www.mgatour.com.

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