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.