Stout and Rasley use steady play to win title

October 01, 1990|By John W. Stewart

Two individual state champions, Bill Stout and Dave Rasley, combined to win the first two-man team championship of the Baltimore Municipal Golf Corporation at Mount Pleasant Golf Course yesterday. The pair put together 2-under-par rounds of 69-69138 and led a field of 63 teams by two strokes.

Stout had previously won the Maryland Stroke Play title at Mount Pleasant in July, and Rasley has won the Mid-Amateur championship of the Maryland State Golf Association at Glenn Dale GC in August.

This time, Stout birdied the first hole, Rasley the second, and they followed with 16 pars. "We mostly used fairway woods off the tees, because the key to this golf course is putting the ball in good position to hit full iron shots to the greens," Stout said. "I knew from playing here before that you don't make a lot of birdies on this course, and I felt I could make the pars."

There was a four-way tie for second at 2-under-par 140, including the team of Larry Storck, the runner-up to Stout in the Stroke Play, and Joe Franz, who closed to within a stroke when Storck birdied the 15th hole. Both missed the 17th green and made bogey, however, to fall back. They had been the first-round leaders with 67 Saturday but could do no better than 73 in the second round.

Gregory Thompson and Ed Tydings had the day's low round, a 67, after making six birdies and two bogeys. It enabled them to finish as part of a three-way tie at 141. Mike Reitz hit a 130-yard wedge shot into the cup for an eagle-2 at the 367-yard eighth hole and he and partner Joe Records ended with a 70 for 143.

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