York's Brown qualifies for Open

June 08, 1993|By John W. Stewart | John W. Stewart,Staff Writer

Moose Brown, a former Glen Arm resident and now an assistant pro at the Country Club of York, overcame miserable weather and a tough Sharon Golf Club course with rounds of 71-71142 yesterday in sectional qualifying for the U.S. Open.

Brown, a former Eagle's Nest member, claimed one of three available places from a 34-man field to advance to the U.S. Open in Springfield, N.J., next week. Brown, 26, who birdied seven of his last 11 holes at Sharon to advance to the sectional three weeks ago, kept his afternoon round alive in wind and rain at the suburban Cleveland course with a curling six-foot par putt at the 32nd hole, and a 35-foot birdie putt on the 34th hole, then finishing par-par.

At Woodmont Country Club-North in Rockville, Fred Funk (67-71) of Laurel and Vance Heaffner (69-69) of Cary, N.C., shared the medal with 6-under-par 138s, and claimed two of the available places from the 36-man sectional. Robert Wrenn (66-73) of Richmond parred the third extra hole to beat Rocky Walcher in a sudden-death playoff for the third spot. They had gone birdie-par on the first two holes.

Women's Metropolitan

Cindy Peterka birdied the first extra hole to edge Marty King in their playoff for the medal during qualifying over the West Course at Baltimore Country Club. They had tied with 5-over 77s.

A four-for-two-places playoff at 86 sorted out the last two spots in the championship flight, and Marie Driessen and Glena Wirtanen won with pars on the first hole. Connie Pifer and Joan Marconi went into the second flight. The event continues today at Woodholme CC.

MAPGA Assistants

Brian Lehnhard of Glenn Dale shot 4-under-par 140 at Caroline CC in Denton to win the assistants' title for the Northern Chapter, and former Baltimorean Tom Gross of TPC-Avenel won the Central Chapter championship with a 7-under-par 63 at Loudoun G&CC in Purcellville, Va.

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