The Women's Eastern Amateur, one of the top women's amateur golf tournaments in the nation, is scheduled for June 11-13 at Prince Georges Country Club in Mitchellville, Md.
Kim Williams of Bethesda Country Club, Clare Dolan of Montgomery Village, and Liz Fry of the University of Maryland, highlight the list of local golfers expected.
They will join former U.S. Women's Amateur champion Carol Semple Thompson of Sewickley, Pa., Curtis Cup player Lancy Smith of Williamsville, N.Y., Ohio State all-America Dottie Pepper, University of Georgia standout Cindy Schreyer, and zero handicapper Leslie Shannon of Hamden, Conn.
Williams, after winning the Women's District and Maryland State titles last season, gained the finals of the U.S. Women's Amateur, and then won the Canadian Women's Amatuer.
Dolan, the only girl on Seneca Valley High's outstanding team, won the National PGA Junior Girls championship last summer.
Absent from the field of 80 will be Cindy Davis of Prince Georges, who briefly was a professional but has applied to regain her amateur standing. Davis won all three area women's amateur tournaments in 1983, then turned pro. She became disenchanted after playing the women's mini-tour last year, and the U.S. Golf Association granted her permission to return to amateur status, but not until January.
Northwest Park (June 15) will be a qualifying site for the National Long Drive Championship, the nationwide tournament to determine golf's longest hitter. Qualifying will start at 2 p.m., with an entry fee of $5. Longest hitters advance to a regional, where they will compete to reach the national finals, Aug. 19-20 at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. Wedgy Winchester used a custom 60-inch driver to win last year with a shot of 319 yards. Evan (Big Cat) Williams has the competition's record, 353 yards.
Former Washington Redskin Eddie Brown, the eastern director of Athletes in Action, will host a celebrity golf tournament June 12 at Tantallon Country Club. The tournament's entry fee is $300 for amateurs to play with Brown, Mark Moseley, Jack Youngblood, Pete Wysocki, Stan White, Brig Owens and Bobby Mitchell. It includes greens fees, awards, and a shrimp and crab feast. It will benefit youth drug and alcohol prevention programs. Entries should be be addressed to Brown at P.O. Box 825, Bedford, Va. 24523.
A pro-celebrity charity tournament, featuring several top Middle Atlantic PGA pros, Washington Capitals Doug Jarvis and Gary Sampson and former Capital Ivan Labre, and some members of the media is scheduled June 8 at Paint Branch course on University Boulevard. Admission is $2 prior to the tournament, $3 the day of the event, and a ticket is good for a free round of golf. A clinic is scheduled for noon, followed by a nine-hole exhibition to benefit United Way.
Bowie Golf and Country Club will be the site of a tournament matching teams from Bowie, Australia, Canada, Great Britain and New Zealand June 14. On July 19, Bowie will have a tournament to benefit the Johns Hopkins University Hospital cancer research department.