George Bradford of Columbia and Steve Goodley of York, Pa., 16-year-olds who had qualified for the Junior World tournament in San Diego earlier this summer, won two matches yesterday to reach the boys 15-17 final of the 55th Jimmy Flattery tournament at Hunt Valley Golf Club.
Goodley, 2-under in a morning triumph, had to win the 17th and 18th holes to sidetrack Dan Falls, new Maryland State Junior titlist from Montgomery Village, 1-up. Even through 15, Falls made a 40-foot birdie putt at the 16th, only to have Goodley come back with a 20-foot birdie putt on the 17th.
At the par-3 last hole, Goodley hit a 4-iron shot to 5 feet at the 192-yard uphill test, and Falls missed the green to the right. Falls' downhill pitch ran 15 feet past the cup, and he missed coming back. He wound up making four and Goodley, three, making his second putt from 18 inches.
Bradford, a Wilde Lake senior who had been 1-under in ending two earlier matches by the 13th green, was 1-over in a morning decision, then survived three double bogeys to be only 1-down at the turn against Scott Miller of Baltimore CC.
On the second nine, Bradford was 2-under for the necessary six holes to overcome his opponent. In the morning, Miller had been 4-under on the back, 3-under for 15 holes in advancing to the afternoon round.
Girls division 15-17
Semifinals: Kristal Cramer def. Angela Wacker, 1-up; Kristen Dollenberg def. Holly Benedict, 22 holes.
Boys division 15-17
Quarterfinals: George Bradford def. Nick Angelo, 3 and 1; Scott Miller def. Mike Hartman, 4 and 3; Steve Goodley def. Darren Marting, 4 and 3; Dan Falls def. Jason Moon, 4 and 2.
Semifinals: Bradford def. Miller, 4 and 3; Goodley def. Falls, 1-up.
Boys division 13-14
Semifinals: Wes Lovell def. James Christie, 6 and 5; Jonathan Steckler def. Brian Hanczaryk, 4 and 3.
Boys division 11-12
Semifinals: Bart DeLuca def. Chad Hill, 10 holes; Pat McGinnis def. Derrick Benedict, 5 and 4.
CHEVY CHASE -- Kandi Kessler Comer of Farmington CC in Charlottesville, Va., eagled the sixth hole (her 24th) and parred in for a nine of 37, a 27-hole total of 111, and a one-stroke victory in the third annual championship. The event drew a field of 12 at the Chevy Chase Club.
"Patience was the key, because I thought having to walk 27 holes might affect the others," said Comer, 28. "I started bogey-bogey and scrambled a bit. I was just trying to hang in there." The champion is a former Middle Atlantic Women's Amateur titlist and played on the Futures tour for two years before returning to her Charlottesville home.
M.J. Smith, a first-year assistant at Army Navy CC after a 17-year career on the LPGA tour, had the low nine of the day, a par-matching 35 on the back nine, then closed with a 37 for 112. Defending champion Pat Meyers of Robin Dale wound up fourth, a shot behind Troy Beck of Glenn Dale GC, who had the low 18, a 3-over 73.
Kandi Kessler Comer, Farmington, 38-36-37111; M.J. Smith, Army Navy, 40-35-37112; Troy Beck, Glenn Dale, 37-36-40113; Pat Meyers, Robin Dale, 41-37-36114; Holly Anderson, Columbia, 37-39-39115; Nancy Maunder, Lake Arbor, 42-38-37117; Joy Bonhurst, Chevy Chase, 39-39-40118; Jamie Wise, Chantilly National, 42-39-41122; Mary Alice Canney, Chantilly National, 43-43-36122; Pat Hopson, Montclair, 48-40-45133; Shellie Ferguson, Washington Golf, 47-49-40136; Devin McNitt, Liberty Golf Park, 49-49-46144.