Amateur Irvin beats pros at Longview Frederick's McNaney is top pro, with 66

July 07, 1992|By John W. Stewart | John W. Stewart,Staff Writer

Dick Irvin of Hillendale Country Club became the first amateur this year to beat the pros in a Middle Atlantic PGA pro-am when he shot a 6-under-par 31-34 -- 65 to lead a field of 216 players in the Eastern Yamaha Pro-Senior event at Longview Golf Course yesterday.

John McNaney from the Country Road Golf Center in Fredericktopped the 54 pros with 34-32 -- 66 for the 5,800 yards, and was among the pros with seven birdies.

Rob Ferguson of Washington Golf & CC, celebrating his 31st birthday, also had seven in posting 33-35 -- 68.

Irvin, a scratch player known for an especially accurate short game, had six birdies in his round.

was one of four amateurs and 25 pros to better the par of 36-35 -- 71.

(Host professional Frank Laber

had an eagle-birdie-eagle streak for Nos. 4-5-6, hitting a 4-iron shot to 20 feet at the 415-yard fourth; rolling in a 25-foot putt at the fifth, and holing a 25-yard bunker shot at the sixth. He finished 33-38 -- 71.

Pro sweeps: John McNaney 34-32 -- 66; Bob Bilbo 33-34 -- 67; Brian Lehnhard 33-34 -- 67; Jack Skilling 32-35 -- 67; Rob Ferguson 33-35 -- 68; Mike Welsh 33-35 -- 68; Mark Guttenberg 36-32 -- 68; Greg Jones 32-36 -- 68; Bill Horney 32-36 -- 68; Jim Kar-- 34-34 -- 68; Rich Towle 35-34 -- 69; Steve Reeves 35-34 -- 69; Larry Ringer 33-36 -- 69; Frank Blind 33-36 -- 69; Mike Wynne 34-35 -- 69; Dennis Winters 35-35 -- 70; John Invernizzi 33-37 -- 70; Phil Henry 33-37 -- 70; Lance Poe 37-33 -- 70; Bob Dolan 32-38 -- 70; Don Slebodnik 35-35 -- 70; Joe Cook 35-35 -- 70; Mike Heimer 33-37 -- 70.

BSeniors: Willis Johnson 33-37 -- 70; Fred Ryder 35-35 -- 70; Barry Fuhrman 37-35 -- 72; Paul Haviland 36-36 -- 72; Mike McGinnis 35-37 -- 72.

AAmateur gross: Dick Irvin, Hillendale, 31-34 -- 65; Jackie Rites, CC Maryland, 33-34 -- 67; Fred Trail, Sparrows Point, 36-33 -- 69; Charlie Harris, CC Maryland, 33-36 -- 69. Amateur net: Art Harduvel, Eagle's Nest, 72-11-61; John Rock, Eagle's Nest, 74-13-61; George Catloth, Eisenhower, 78-16-62; Bob Barrows, Bowie, 77-14-63; Bill Hall, Holly Hills, 77-13-64; Rocky Grooms, Redgate, 77-13-64; Jack Burke, Sr., Baltimore CC, 83-19-64.

Team gross: Phil Henry, Dick Irvin, Royal Johnson, Hillendale; Bob Rhodes, Longview, 62-66 -- 128.

Team net: Bob Bowes, Wicomico Shores; Bob Bemmill, John Rock, Fred Koletar, Eagle's Nest, 58-58 -- 116.

USGA Junior

Dan Falls of Montgomery Village GC, winner of the recent Washington area schoolboy championship, recorded rounds of 72-75 -- 147 at Green Spring Valley Hunt Club, and

won the medal in local qualifying for the USGA Junior championship.

With 24 players vying for two available places in the championship, due July 28-Aug. 1 at Wollaston GC, Milton, Mass., John Farrell of Rolling Road Golf Club gained the other spot by winning a one-hole playoff.

Farrell, who shot 76-77--153, parred the first extra hole, against a bogey by Chris Carroll of Baltimore CC (78-75), and a double bogey by Matthew Maurer (73-80) of Lancaster, Pa.

The leaders:

Dan Falls, Montgomery Village, 72-75 -- 147; John Farrell, Rolling Road, 76-77 -- 153 (won playoff); Chris Carroll, Baltimore CC, 78-75 -- 153; Matthew Maurer, Lancaster, Pa., 73-80 -- 153; Tim Walko, Hunt Valley, 77-78 -- 155; Gary Carpenter, Crofton, 79-79 -- 158; Gerald Lee, Turf Valley, 78-84 -- 162; Curtis Miller, unattached, 85-78 -- 163; Don Oddis, Cambridge, 89-75 -- 164; Larry Cronise, Mount Pleasant, 82-83 -- 165; Joe Chuasiriporn, Hunt Valley, 83-84 -- 167; Paul Mayni, Hunt Valley, 87-80 -- 167; John Reese, Indian Head, 86-81 -- 167.

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