Golf Bucks County

By Bob Oliver

Middletown Country Club

Middletown is a compact 80 acres of challenging golf, with rolling hills and large specimen trees that have watched many golfers travel its fairways over time. It has retained its old time feel with tees and greens in close proximity, allowing golfers to walk the course if they choose.

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21 Nov
2017

Benvenuto entered in LPGA qualifying finals

Written by Bob Oliver

Vicky Hurst has been a fan favorite at the ShopRite LPGA Championship for years, but even though she's earned more than $1.6 Million on the LPGA Tour and was a 2011 Solheim Cup selection, she's back at Qualifying School attempting to gain full privileges for 2018.

Last year her 70-69-72 finish in Galloway Township saw her cash a nice check for her 32nd place finish.

Others in the LPGA finals include familiar names like Julieta Granada, Nicole Jeray and Min Lee. 2017 European Tour stalwart Georgiana Hall is in the field, looking for US playing privileges. 

Oh, and a lady from Langhorne, Brittany Benvenuto is at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Benvenuto missed nearly all of the 2017 season with an injury, and while she will have limited privileges in 2018 she's attempting to improve her standing. Nursed back to health, she's been working on her game in preparation for the event. 

 

10 Sep
2017

Smeraglio adds more trophies!

Written by Bob Oliver

If there's one thing Glenn Smeraglio doesn't need, it's another trophy. 

Who are we kidding? He needs more, more more. 

The Newtown resident has won dozens of crowns in his golfing career, but the most recent one was very special. Playing at Lehigh, Smeraglio carded an opening round of 5-under-par 65 to lead Chris Clauson by two strokes in the Golf Association of Philadelphia's Senior Amateur Championship. 

When inclimate weather cancelled the final round, Smeraglio, 57, was awarded the championship. 

Five Ponds Brian Rothaus tied for third after an even-par 70.

It's been a winning summer for Smeraglio, who plays out of LuLu. In the 58th Pennsylvania Senior Amateur Championship at St. Clair, he carded rounds of 73-69--142, tying Champion Lakes David Brown after 36 holes of regulation play. 

On to sudden death, Smeraglio made an emphatic eagle on the first playoff hole to claim the state championship.