Jim Estes, first-year assistant professional at Bonnie View Country Club, shot 70-67137 and breezed to the assistants championship of the Middle Atlantic PGA-Northern Chapter at the Suburban Club yesterday.
Estes had a five-stroke margin on the rest of the 74-man field There was a three-way tie for second at 142 among Marty Ries of Suburban, Jeff Dayton, The Bay Club, and Mark Spolarich, Crofton.
Fran Rhoads of Holly Hills took an early lead, turning the morning nine in 35, and was joined by Estes and Spolarich at the halfway lead, 70. An afternoon front nine of 1-under-par 34 boosted him to a two-stroke lead.
For the two trips over the well-groomed Park Heights Avenu course, Estes had 11 birdies, four bogeys, and two double bogeys, one each round.
Jim Estes, 70-67137; Marty Ries 72-70142; Jeff Dayton 73-69142 Mark Spolarich 70-72142; Kevin Taylor 71-72143; Charlie Briggs 72-72144; Fran Rhoads 70-76146; Al Green 75-72147; Wayne DeFrancesco 75-72147; Cary Mumford 74-74148; Bruce Gerwig 74-74148; Steve Cramer 75-73148; John Haddock 75-73148; Dave Long, Chartwell 76-72148; Steve Reeves 75-74149.
Peter Gauthier 80-70150; Frank Blind 78-72150; John Hube 78-73151;Troy Marts 75-76151; Mike Kohn 77-75152; Marty Novak 75-77152; Rich Towle 74-78 152; Bob Fikac 78-74152; Dick Knapp 78-75153; Tim McKee 76-77153; Joe Rahnis 76-77153; John Ruddo 75-78153; John Invernizzi 75-79154; Gary Pringle 79-75154; David Campbell 81-74155; Charles Costello 75-80155; Darrin Schildt 79-76155; Leighton Thomas 80-75155; Dirk Schultz Art Scott 76-79155.
Serge Hogg fired a 1-over-par 73 at Pine Ridge Golf Course and claimed his second Junior Publinx title in as many tries over a three-year span. The round gave him a 36-hole total of 150, and a three-stroke margin on first-round leader Mike Hartman, 76-77153.
Hogg's round included birdies at the four par-5s. He set up th final one when he reached the No. 18 green with a driver and a
16-17 -- Serge Hogg 77-73150; Mike Hartman 76-77153; Larry Cronise 78-77155; Tim Walko 80-75155; Nick Angelo 81-76157; Gerald Lee 77-80157; Matt Tengwall 79-79158; Paul Mayni 78-81159; Corey Perman 83-78161; Brandon Moag 85-83168; Matt Hodson 79-91170; Brian Luskey 85-90175; Matt Nozemack 89-92181; Scott Gowland 93-100193; James Schluderberg 98-100198; Keith Myers 101-WD.
14-15 -- Justin Erdman 86-79165; Ronnie Dhillon 84-86170; David Orso 90-83173; Michael Schimpf 88-85173; Grant Gentry 87-88175; Andy Dhillon 87-88175; John Farrell 83-93176; John-David Gittings 102-96-198; George Blythe 110-95 205; Don Mielke 99-106205; Charles Bull 108-112 220.
13-under -- Wes Lovell 96-87183; Tim Smith 100-95195; Richard Schwartz 121-134255.