WILLIAMSBURG, VA. — Lehnhard wins Ping/MAPGA section
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Bruce Lehnhard of Lake of the Woods Golf Club in Locust Grove, Va., bogeyed two of the last three holes for par-72, but it was enough to hold off Bob Boyd of Rockville and win his first Ping/MAPGA Section championship at the CC of Ford's Colony yesterday.
Lehnhard finished 71-70-72-213, 1-under par for successive trips over Kingsmill, Golden Horseshoe, and Ford's Colony, followed by Boyd, 72-70-72-214. The triumph was worth $3,525, while Boyd, head pro at Woodmont CC, collected $2,375.
Entering the final round, Lehnhard, last year's MAPGA player of the year and a playoff winner over Boyd in the section's head pro championship earlier this season, trailed Jim Muething by a stroke. After 45 holes, however, it was Lehnhard by two over Boyd. A two-stroke swing at the 15th hole (birdie vs. bogey) provided the leader with a three-stroke cushion.
David Jimenez of Wintergreen had 75-70-72-217, for third overall and low Senior.
The leaders: Bruce Lehnhard 71-70-72213; Bob Boyd 72-70-72214; David Jimenez 75-70-72-217; Jim Muething 73-67-77217; Glen Barrett 72-69-78219; Mark Guttenberg 73-75-71219; Marty O'Rear 75-74-70219; Don Slebodnik 73-71-75219; Mike West 69-73-77219; Bud Lintelman 75-73-72220; Mike Moyers 71-73-76220. Area scorers included: Chris Peddicord 78-70-74222; Mark Spolarich 74-78-70222; John McNaney 75-77-73225; Bob Bowes 75-75-76226; Bill Horney 72-80-76228; John McCloskey 75-79-74228; Fran Rhoads 74-77-78229; John Invernizzi 75-77-78230.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Pat Tallent, of Vienna, Va., and Congressional Country Club, was the only one of 11 Baltimore-Washington area players to make the 36-hole qualifying cut for the match-play draw beginning today at the Honors Course.
Pat Tallent 70-76146; Fred Widicus 75-74149; Tim Burns 72-80152; Brian Quackenbush 79-74153; Sheldon Kalish 75-80155; David Fenichel 75-81156; Martin Smith 75-82157; Adrian Druzgala 85-74159; Mark Jansen 78-85163; Joel Kaye 85-81166; Alain Coune 91-79170.
VENICE, Fla. -- Susan Slaughter, of Floyd, Va., recorded a second-round 77 for a 36-hole total of 149 after two rounds in the sectional event at the Plantation Golf & CC. Leland Ingham of Bethesda was at 76-75151, and Kim Williams of Potomac, 75-77152. It took a score of 153 to make the cut for today's final round. The co-leaders are Marilyn Lovander of Willmar, Minn., and Kelly Robbins of Mount Pleasant, Mich, at 1-under-par 143.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- Middle Atlantic PGA representatives Jimmy Duke of Potomac (80-78158) and Jenny Chuasiriporn of Timonium (81-82163) trailed Chip Spiron of Goldsboro, N.C. (71-75146) and Kellee Booth of Coto de Caza, Calif. (75-74149), respectively, halfway through the championship.