Linton School tees it up for some air conditioning


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Linton Hall School wants to be cool.

The 80-year-old private, Catholic kindergarten through eighth grade school located in Bristow is holding a charity golf tournament on Sept. 27 at Heritage Hunt Country Club to raise money for air conditioning for the entire building. They also will use the money to renovate the restrooms. Right now, only the offices, library, cafeteria and kindergarten nap room have A.C.

“They have windows and ceiling fans so it would be nice at some point if we could get it [A.C.],” said Lisa Huffman, parent of a first-grader at Linton and co-organizer of the golf tournament.

The tournament, which has a shotgun start at 9 a.m., will have a scramble format. Door prizes such as Washington Redskins and Washington Capitals tickets will be given away and there will be a hole-in-one contest on a selected par-3. Whoever gets a hole-in-one will win a car from Dudley Martin Chevrolet of Manassas.

Last year, Linton held a golf tournament in October which brought in $10,000 from local businesses and parents of school children for 9/11 relief funds. Originally, the tournament was supposed to raise money for the school but the disaster of 9/11 changed that idea.

“The school getting new restrooms didn’t seem all that important in the grand scheme of things [last year],” Huffman said.

The deadline for entering a foursome is Sept. 17th. The price per golfer is $150 and the cost includes greens and cart fees, complimentary range balls, free continental breakfast and lunch and snacks on the course.


The Woodbridge golf team edged Osbourn Park by three strokes in a nine-hole match at Forest Green Golf Club last Thursday.

The Vikings shot 160 to the Yellow Jackets’ 163. OP senior Jimmy Femino was medalist with a 36 while the Jackets’ Danny Kefale and the Vikings’ Charlie Wills and Hank Lux fired 38s. Trip Henderson had a 41 and Nathan Rycroft had a 43 for Woodbridge. The Jackets’ Curtis Kirby shot a 43 and Matt Matese a 46. Matese subbed for defending Cedar Run Tournament champion Todd Brannan.

“I know Hank and Charlie are very good so I think Danny and Jimmy will be close [with them],” OP coach Mike Foley said. “But if we had Todd [Brannan] in there, it would have been no contest. I deliberately held him out to get some other kids in there.”

The loss was a learning experience for the Jackets, who crushed the Vikings by 34 strokes in the Quantico Invitational.

“It taught our guys that every shot counts,” Foley said. “You got to think, plan and execute the proper shot at the proper time.”

The Vikings play the Jackets again on Tuesday at Evergreen Country Club, OP’s home course. Foley says that he will have his “A” team teeing it up that day.

“I will assure that I will have my full complement of players on Tuesday and I am sure he [Woodbridge coach Mark Chmelko] will too,” Foley said.


Potomac graduate Scott Shingler finished in a tie for eighth place in the St. Andrews Challenge on Sept. 3-5.

Shingler shot a 6-under, three-round total of 208 for his second top-10 finish on the Golden Bear Tour this year. He took home $3,722 to improve his season earnings to $8,336 good for 71st on the money list.

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