Records leads Md. Stroke Play Round suspended at Mount Pleasant

July 03, 1993|By Jamison Hensley | Jamison Hensley,Staff Writer

Veteran area golfer Joe Records grabbed an early two-stroke lead with an even-par 71 after rain postponed first-round play at the 26th annual Maryland Stroke Play championship at Mount Pleasant Golf Course.

Only 95 of the 192 entrants completed the first round as tournament officials suspended play until 6:30 this morning after a 90-minute rain delay. The final group will finish the first round, and after a 30-minute delay, players will begin the second round.

After second-round play today, the field will be cut in half for the final round tomorrow.

Records hit 17 greens to finish even on the 6,757-yard course and establish his personal-best start in the tournament. He could have easily broken par, but needed 35 putts on the day, including two three-putts.

His missed green was the 17th, where he hit a shot out of the bunker to land a foot from the hole for par.

Records birdied both the sixth and 16th holes. His approach shot on the sixth landed five feet from the hole.

Bob Przybylski, Jamie Young, Chuck Freedman, Gary Carpenter and Larry Storck all trail Records with 2-over 73.

Carpenter, 18, is the current Maryland High School champion from Arundel High School and will attend East Carolina this fall. In his first year in this tournament, Carpenter parred the front and back nine.

Storck, last week's runner-up in the Maryland State Amateur tournament, also hit 17 greens. He birdied the first hole, but bogeyed three holes the rest of the way.

Defending champion Buddy Peoples ended with a 4-over 75. Peoples birdied three of the first 11 holes, and was par at that point.

But Peoples bogeyed two and double-bogeyed one of the final seven holes to fall four strokes off the pace.

Six other former tournament champions are in the field. Justin Klein (5-over 76), Bill Stout (8-over 79) and Bob Morrison (10-over 81) have fallen back in the pack, and Bob Kaestner, Greg Henry and Bill Dornbusch have not finished the first round.

Two-time Publinx champion Charles Narciso is 3-over 74 after parring the entire back nine, and Maryland Open champion Del Ponchock is 5-over 76.

I= Of the 95 players to finish the first round, 47 broke 80.

Joe Records 36-35--71, Bob Przybylski 36-37--73, Jamie Young 39-34--73, Chuck Freedman 37- 36--73, Gary Carpenter 37-36--73, Larry Storck 36-37--73, Charles Narciso 39-35--74, Dan McCrone 39-35--74, Miguel Rivera 36-39--75, Buddy Peoples 37-38--75, Steve Walczak 36-39--75, Tony Solesky 38-38--76, Jim Jenkins 38-38--76, Seppo Iso-Ahola 38-38--76, Dave King 39-37--76, Bernard Najar 40-36--76, Del Ponchock 37-39--76

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