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LL 111 ,i L 92 FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 - MONDAY, SEPTEMBER g, 2013 SPORTS & OUTDOORS Cape Gazette Enos Benbow cruises past field of 145 By Dave Frederick GPS tracking devices, pedom- fredman@capegazette.com eters and pace makers. Ankle bracelets issued by probation A sense of digital detachment and parole are permitted with permeated the field ofrtmners at supporting documentation. the start of the 23rd annual Last Back on the race course, it was Blast Prediction 5K run Aug. 31 Enos Benbow in his first of three in Rehoboth at the Grove Park races on the day running away course, from the field of 143 in a time The race is a bit of a fun run of 17:19. Enos was chased to the for a serious crowd who must finish line by Cape runner Ryan predict their times and are for- Thornburg in 18:00 and masters bidden to wear chronographs, runner Mike Sewell in 18:10. "~lp to the corner and round the bend, runners take off for the Last Blast Prediction Run. Cindy Conant, 52, of Kensing- ton, Md and Rehoboth Beach was the first woman to cross, in 20:42. Susan Dunn was second for the women in 21:43, followed by Cape runner Keren Rams in 22:41. The racing series age group winners were announced at the post-race bagel and banana nut celebration. A runner must complete five 5K races and a five- miler to be eligible for the series. Results can be found at www. seashorestriders.com. Phil Wilson, a former Cape star in " 1977/78,'won his 50-54 age group for the summer series. CINDY CONANT of Kensington, Md won her first marathon this fall. DAVE FREDERICK PHOTOS the women's race. Cindy will run Cindy Redefer and Jack Vassalotti finish hand-in-hand in the 5K. ace Annie Get Your Gun" is a famous Broadway musi- cal, based very, very loosely on the life and times of Annie Oakley. The hit play and later hit movie included several memorable songs by Irving Berlin, including "There's No Business Like Show Business" and "You Can't Get a Man With :,-a Gun." However, perhaps the most famous number in the long- running play is "Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better." It appears that Lisa Hutchins, the defending women's club champion for The Rookery Golf Clubs, must have been lis- tening to this song. She decided Zo show her regular Sunday playing companions the golfing equivalent of Annie Oakley's sharpshootingCkills. 4" After all, earlier this sum- mer two of those regulars, John S Cullen and Rich Collins, scored holes in:one on the M-yard par 3 13th hole at Rookery North. Hutchins went one better on them Aug. 31. Playing into the teeth of a two-club wind, she made her first-ever hole in one on the 140-yard, par 3 ninth hole at Rookery North. "I didn't see it," she explained. "I hit my three-wood because it was so windy, and I thought when the ball landed on the green that I hit it too far. I thought it had roiled all the way to the back. Alan Wagamon checked the hole before I did, and that's how I knew." Hutchins is a past club cham- pion of Shawnee Country Club and an avid golfer along with her husband, Jim, who watched his wife's ace. Jim's mother has also had a hole in one. Jim is still waiting for his to happen. Charity golf tournaments filling Cape Region September calendar The fall golf season in the Cape Region often includes several golf tournament fun- draisers, and this year is no exception. The Delaware Foundation Reaching Citizens is holding the Sussex County edition of its an- nual three-county tournament " schedule Thursday, Sept. 26, at Baywood Greens in Long Neck. Registration fees are $175 per player, and proceeds go toward identifying and funding programs to enrich the lives of Delawareans with intellectual disabilities. The foundation is perhaps best known for the an- nual Blue-Gold All-Star football game, pitting upstate football players against equally talented players from downstate schools. However, the golf tournaments have also been major con- tributors in recent years toward DRFC's fundraising goals. The four-player-per-team scramble event begins with a shotgun start at 11 a.m with lunch and beverages furnished during the round. A 19th hole, dinner and award ceremony takes place in the evening. Sponsorship opportunities remain available. For more information, check the DRFC website at drfcfoundation.org, or contact Renee Blessington at 302-454-2730. The Cape Henlopen Senior Center will hold its Annual Golf Tournament Monday, Sept. 30, at The Peninsula Golf & Coun- try Club. The event helps sus- tain the operating expenses of the popular center on Christian Street in Rehoboth Beach. The $125 fee per player includes registration, a 9 a.m. shotgun start for the 18 holes, the cart, a buffet lunch, a 50/50 raffle opportunity and a silent auction. PHOTO COURTESY OF JIM HITCHENS LISA HIJTCNINS, the defending club champion at The Rookery Golf Clubs, celebrates her Aug. 31 ace at the 140-yard, par 3 ninth hole at The Rookery North. Hutchins used a three wood into a heavy wind to score her first-ever hole in one. For more details, contact Les-Anita Pettitt won first place lie Boehlert, executive director, in the first flight, with Judy at 302-227-2055. Wetzel finishing in second and Sherry Pie coming in third. In Local club competition results the second flight, Barb Hines The Kings Creek Country came in first, with Donna Club Ladies 9-hole group Vaughn taking second and played their regular event Aug. Carol Simon in third. 291 Caroline Ortwein won first- Karen Harrington won first place honors, and also won the place in the third flight, while closest to the pin contest. Chris Joanne Yurik took second and Sullivan took second place, and Mary Mezger took third. Judy Pezone finished in third. Wetzel was closest to the pin The Kings Creek 18-Hole La- on the eighth hole, with her at- dies Golf League also competed tempt finishing 10-feet-4-inches Aug. 29 in a Low Net format, away.