Breezy Point Par-Tee News
It isn’t a warm, sunny summer morning that we look for when Thursday rolls around. No, we hope for a heavy cloud cover, a little breeze off the ocean, even a brief sprinkle couldn’t hurt. And that’s what we got last week. Forty-six players came to the Riis Park course and all but a few escaped the light drizzle and almost two thirds made the low scorers list.
Pam Armour returned and she moved right into first place. She had left for Florida early in Mat after playing in Par Tee’s opening round, a game in which she shares top honors with Anne Prior and Evelyn Gannon. Her last week 61 put Pam just ahead of Pat Wheeler who played her season’s best, a 62. Joan McNally and Doris Neimeth were next at 63, then Emily Watson with her lowest so far, 64. Terry Gearity and Nancy Heffernam followed with 65, then Peggy Ansbro’s best, a 66, Evelyn Gannon and Mildred Seligman, 67, and Tess Kearny and Barbara Caramelli, 68.
Muriel Hellreigel finished her round at 70, then Pat Disch and Helen Currlin at 71. Anne Ross and Marge Driscoll, who enjoyed her best game so far, followed at 72, just ahead of Helen McDonald with her lowest round, a 73. Barbara O’Brien’s back problems eased enough for her to come through with a 74. Lil Keim and Mildred Murphy are managing their ailments quite well, finishing at 75, along with Ethel Savarese who had her best game.
Anne Dowling also reached her lowest, a spirited 76, which was Anne Lane’s and Anne Prior’s tally as well. Tina Spina and Pat Powers finished at 77, Sally Fitzpatrick, Dorothy Dunne and Vera Lynch had 78, then Luella Clarke and Eileen Klein completed the list at 79. Peggy Honahan didn’t make it just yet, but she is getting closer every time she’s out.
Three chip-in birdies were snagged during these rounds; Joan McNally starting her game with one on 1. Peggy Ansbro followed with hers on 2 and Marge Driscoll saved hers for the end on 18. Marge also made a regular chip-in on 14. The remaining chip-ins were executed by Anne Ross on 1 and 6, Ethel Savarese on 4, and by Carolyn Bennett on 8. Ethel also birdied 3 as did Dorothy Dunne. Nancy Heffernan had two birdies, on 7 and 18, and so did Pat Wheeler on 9 and 17. Anne Lane made hers on 12, Helen McDonald on 17 and Mildred Murphy on 18.
Plans for Par Tee’s last Guys and Dolls Tournament of the century and the millennium are in place for July 8. The winning foursome of that grand finale will be revealed in next week’s column. And let’s hope by that time Breezy Point will live up to its name by blowing away the record breaking heat wave.