Roundup: Egloff nips Krueger in playoff for Delaware Open title

Walter Egloff birdied the third playoff hole to finally edge Chris Krueger and win the 52nd annual Delaware Open on Tuesday afternoon.

It was the first Delaware Open title for Egloff, a 20-year-old from Rehoboth.

Egloff fired a six-under par in the final round to tie Krueger at eight-under par 136 in the 36-hole event, which was played at Bear Trap Dunes Golf Course in ocean View.

The tourney was shortened from 54 to 36 holes after play was suspended by rain on Monday. Half the field finished their first round on Tuesday morning before the final round was held in the afternoon.

Walter Egloff, a 20-year-old from Rehoboth, won his first Delaware Open title. (Submitted photo)

Both Egloff and Krueger parred the first playoff hole (No. 10) and birdied the second (No. 17). Egloff then carded a birdie four on No. 18 while Kruger took a five.

Egloff, who graduated from the Landon School, birdied two of his final three holes in regulation to tie for the lead.

Bayside Resort’s Bryce Young (137) placed third in the tourney while former Dover High standout Chris Wisler (140) took fourth. Wild Quail’s Dylan Chessher and White Clay Creek’s Jeff Whiteside tied for fifth at 141.

Little League

Milton 7, New York 4: Kye Wells’ two-run homerun in the top of the fourth inning put Milton ahead to stay as the Delaware state champions stayed alive in the Major League Mid-Atlantic Regional on Tuesday.

New York took a 4-3 advantage with four runs in the bottom of the third. But Milton (1-1) scored the final four runs of the contest to stay alive in the tournament, being played in Bristol, Conn.

Milton would still have to win two more games to reach Saturday’s regional finals. It plays Maryland on Thursday at 7 p.m.

In Tuesday’s victory, Wells (3-for-4, 2 runs), Paris Mitchell (2-for-4, 1 run) and Owen Daminger (1 run) all had two RBI. Daminger’s two-run homer gave Milton a 2-0 lead in the second.

Mitchell then scored on fielder’s choice in the third. He was originally called out but the call was reversed on video review. Mitchell’s two-out, two-run single in the sixth gave Milton some insurance runs.

Starting pitcher Timothy Hitchcock struck out six in 4.1 innings before Luke Crouch added three strikeouts in 1.2 innings to close out the win.

College football

Wesley picked to win NJAC again: The 11th-ranked Wesley College football team has been predicted to win its third consecutive New Jersey Athletic Conference championship this season.

It’s the second time in the Wolverines’ three years of associate membership in the NJAC that Wesley topped the preseason coaches poll. Wesley received a eight of the 10 first-place votes.

A season ago, Wesley finished the year with a 9-3 overall record and an 8-1 conference record to clinch a share of the NJAC title with Frostburg State. Wesley earned the leagues’ automatic bid in the NCAA Division III Tournament because of its win over Frostburg during the regular season.

It was the 12th consecutive season that the Wolverines clinched a berth in the NCAA playoffs.

Wesley returns a league-high nine All-NJAC players from last year’s team. The Wolverines opens the season on Aug. 31 when they face No. 20 Delaware Valley at 7 p.m.

Local running

‘Miles for a Cause’ scheduled: A handful of running events will be part of the eighth annual “Monster Miles for a Cause” on Oct. 21 at Dover International Speedway.

The events include:

• Monster Mash Full and Half-Marathon: Begins at 7 a.m. Times can be used to qualify for the Boston Marathon. Almost 700 people participated last year, representing 40 states and six countries. Sign-in times, maps and more information can be found at www.monstermashmarathon.com. The event benefits the Wounded Warrior Project.

• Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation 5K: Begins at 9 a.m. Coordinated by Karen Ptak, a Dover International Speedway employee who began working for the cause after her son, Bobby Cutchin, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. For more information, visit www.races2run.com/events/all-4-one-5k/.

• Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) 8th Annual One-Mile Fun Walk: This event begins at 10 a.m. Join breast cancer survivors, friends, and families on a fun Halloween-themed walk, including a costume contest. For more information, visit debreastcancer.org/events.

Little League

Dover holding fall registration: Dover Little League is having registration for its Fall Ball baseball and softball programs.

Players, ages 5-16, in Kent County, including Dover, Camden-Wyoming, Marydel-Hartly, Smyrna-Clayton and Felton-Harrington, are eligible.

Registration is being held at the Dover Little League boardroom on Aug. 9 and 16 (6-8 p.m.) and on Aug. 12 and 19 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.). A birth certificate is required and registration is $50 per player.

Managers, coaches and umpires are needed. For more information, call Bill Leslie at 302-535-2067.

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