Boston holds 2-stroke lead with 71 in MSGA Mid-Amateur

August 20, 1991

EASTON -- Johnny Boston of Nassawango Country Club shot a par-matching 71 and took a two-stroke lead in the fifth annual Mid-Amateur championship of the Maryland State Golf Association at Talbot Country Club yesterday.

Bill Palko of the Naval Academy Golf Club and Adolph Ebersberger of Chartwell CC were tied for second at 73, followed by four players at 74, including defending champion David Rasley of Lakewood CC.

It took a score of 80 to make the cut, and 41 players will play today's final round. The leaders:

Johnny Boston, Nassawango, 35-3671; Bill Palko, Naval Academy, 37-3673; Adolph Ebersberger, Chartwell, 36-3773; David Rasley, Lakewood, 37-3774; Bob Lutz, Prospect Bay, 36-3874; Jim Castagna, Norbeck, 38-3674; Bob Rehman, Indian Spring, 37-3774; Mike Rethman, Hobbit's Glen, 36-3975; Dan Van Horn, TPC Avenel, 38-3775.

Middle Atlantic PGA

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Two-time champion Larry Ringer of Prince George's Country Club, fired a 4-under-par 35-3267, and took a two-stroke lead after the first round of the annual championship. Play for the 127-man field was over the 6,776-yard, par 36-35 Kingsmill Golf Club course along the James River.

Former MAPGA Assistants champion Mike West of Farmington CC had 33-3669, and was the only other player to break par. Today's round will be at the Golden Horseshoe GC and tomorrow's at the CC of Ford's Colony.

Ringer, a winner in 1979 and 1986, forged his lead on the back nine, where he made three birdies and six pars. West, who had dipped three under on the front, was one over coming back. The leaders:

Larry Ringer 35-3267; Mike West 33-3669; Bruce Lehnhard 36-3571; Mike Moyers 34-3771; Glen Barrett 36-3672; Bob Boyd, 35-3772; Paul Gooden 36-3672; Bill Horney 37-3572; Woody FitzHugh 36-3773; Mark Guttenberg 38-35-73; Al Green 36-3773; Jim Muething 36-3773; Don Slebodnik 36-3773; Phil Stewart 37-3673; Bob Bilbo 41-3374; Greg Overton 38-3674; Fran Rhoads 37-3774; Jack Snyder 38-3674; Mark Spolarich 36-3874.

Other area scorers included: Bob Bowes 39-3675; John Invernizzi 38-3775; John McCloskey 38-3775; John McNaney 38-3775; Mark Helffrich 40-3676; Eric Lawhon 37-3976; Hank Majewski 36-4177; Mike McGinnis 40-3777; Herb Rose 42-3577; Bill Sporre 40-3777; Barry Fuhrman 39-3978; Chris Peddicord 39-3978; Brian Morrison 41-3879; Pat Owen 41-3980; Allen Wronowski 40-4080; Art Scott 40-4181; Mike Kohn 40-4282; Mike Welsh 40-4282; Bruce Gerwig 41-4283; John Haines 44-3983; Paul Mosca 43-4083; Rob McDonald 43-4285.

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