RICHMOND, Va. -- Jim Estes of Bonnie View Country Club in Baltimore withstood a course-record 7-under-par 64 by Jack Skilling of Columbia CC in Chevy Chase, Md., to win the annual Middle Atlantic PGA Assistants championship at Rivers Bend CC yesterday. Estes, who had a course-record 64 at Brandermill CC in Monday's first round, finished with a 70 for 134. Skilling had 73-64137, where he was tied by 1989 champion Mike West, 70-67.
Jim Estes, Bonnie View, 64-70134; Jack Skilling, Columbia, 73-64--137; Mike West, Farmington, 70-67137; Tim White, Brandermill, 70-68138; Tom Gross, TPC-Avenel, 71-69--140. Other scorers included: Don Slebodnik, U. Maryland, 76-67143; John McNaney, Country Road, 74-70144; Jon Stanley, Burning Tree, 73-71144; Chris Peddicord, Active Member, 77-68145; Mark Spolarich, Crofton, 74-73147; Dave Long, Chartwell, 76-72148; Fran Rhoads, Holly Hills, 72-76148.
Andrea Kraus and Pam Soliman put up 4-over-par 77s to share the lead halfway through the 52nd annual Women's Golf Association championship at the Elkridge Club. Connie Pifer, at 78, was the only other player to break 80 among the 61 starters.
Kraus, the current Metropolitan champion, had the best nine, an outgoing 2-under-par 35 with three birdies, then went 4 over on the last four holes. Soliman, 18, had a double bogey on each nine, but offset the first one with two birdies.
Pifer started bogey, double-bogey, turned 4 over, then played the back nine in par-37.
Championship: Andrea Kraus 35-42-77; Pam Soliman 38-3977; Connie Pifer 41-3778; Cindy Peterka 42-4082; Bonnie Fry 42-4183; Cheri Cooper 44-3983; Stephanie Kell 41-4384; Katie O'Neil 43-4285; Faith Riggs 44-4185; Kelly Just 43-4386; Lynne Hunter 46-4288; Young Ja Kim 46-4389; Kathy Altemus 45-4489; Joan Lins 50-4191.
First flight: Joan Heiss 43-3881; Midge Thursby 42-4183; Linda Hickman 42-4183; Sharon Pusin 46-40-86; Marie Hess 46-4086; Marie Driessen 46-4187; Jean Mulcahey 46-4389.
Second flight: Jean Reiser 45-4388; Rita Gillham 47-4390; Fran Ghingher 45-4590; Bobby Farr 41-5091; Eleanor Appling 45-4691; Joan Marconi 48-4593; Peggy Miller 49-4594; Ethel Davis 49-4695.
Third flight: Horty Amernick 46-4692; Lil Philipp 48-4795; Kitty van den Berg 45-4297; Phyllis Schiminger 47-5097; Betty Rommel 48-5199.
U.S. Women's Amateur
HUTCHINSON, Kan. -- Sarah LeBrun Ingram, a former Owings Mills resident, carded a second successive 2-over-par 74 and wound up fifth, four strokes behind on-site medalist Amy Fruhwirth of Phoenix (72-72144) in qualifying for the match-play portion of the 91st championship at Prairie Dunes Country Club.
The cut fell at 160 (11 in playoff for three places), and the only players from the Maryland sectional qualifier at Columbia CC in Chevy Chase to survive were Laree Sugg of Petersburg, Va. (75-77152), and Sheila Dagucon of Gaithersburg (80-79159). Playoff included Amy Schonauer, York, Pa., 81-79160; Margaret Young, Gladwyne, Pa., 82-78160; Liz Haines, Gladwyne, Pa., 82-78160. Non-qualifiers included Debbie Eckroth, Harrisburg, Pa., 80-83163; Kim Cayce, Potomac, 84-83167; Tricia Gates, Bethesda, 93-92185.