Nine Towson Students And Alums Set To Compete In 102nd Maryland Open Championship


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TOWSON - Of the 131 participants signed up for the 102nd Maryland Open Championship, nine have ties to Towson University, either as former or current men's golf team members.

The Hillendale Country Club Course in Baltimore County will host the Maryland Open from July 10-12, organized by the Maryland State Golf Association (MSGA). This prestigious tournament has been held annually since 1921 at various golf courses throughout Maryland. It features 54 holes of stroke play, with the top 40 scorers and ties from the first 36 holes proceeding to the final round.

According to a news release from the university, the list of Towson representatives includes former winners, local officials, and the head gold coach of Loyola University.

Towson alums Billy Wingerd and David Hutsell, who were victorious in the 2007 and 2011 editions, respectively, will be in the opening round's pairings. The tournament also features other notable Tiger golfers like Adam Argenbright, a Maryland State Police corporal, and Chris Baloga, currently the head coach at Loyola University. Baloga and Larkin will initiate the competition, being the first group to tee off on Monday.

Ryan Siegler and Nick Smearman, who were part of the Tiger team for three seasons, and Brad Riley, a mainstay of the recent Towson lineup, will also be vying for the title.

Jai Sheth, a freshman participant in the 2022-23 tournaments, will represent the youngest generation of Towson golfers at the Maryland Open.

The tournament offers not only a chance to compete against some of the best golfers in Maryland but also a platform to showcase the continued excellence of Towson University's golf team.

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