Heath turns back Heintzelman, Ringer, wins Middle Atlantic PGA

August 26, 1993|By From Staff Reports

WILLIAMSBURG, VA — WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Skeeter Heath put up a closing round of par-72, and held off charges by Larry Ringer and Webb Heintzelman to win the Ping/Middle Atlantic PGA championship at Two Rivers Country Club yesterday.

Heath, last year's MAPGA Assistants champion from Williamsburg, started the day with a two-stroke lead on Heintzelman, from Glenn Dale GC, and four on Ringer and Jack Skilling. Heath finished 68-67-72207, followed by two-time champion Ringer, head pro at the CC of Woodmore, 70-69-69208, and Heintzelman, 70-67-71208.

Woody FitzHugh, from Herndon, Va., another two-time titlist, had the low round, a 67, and finished fourth at 72-71-67210. Skilling, -- an assistant pro at Columbia CC, slipped back to sixth, 69-70-73212.

Skeeter Heath, Williamsburg, Va., 68-67-72-207; Larry Ringer, CC Woodmore, 70-69-69-208; Webb Heintzelman, Glenn Dale, 70-67-71-208; Woody FitzHugh, Woody's Range, 72-71-67-210; Don Slebodnik, Active Member, 68-72-71-211; Jack Skilling, Columbia, 69-70-73-212; Forrest Fezler, Virginia Beach, Va., 70-74-69-213; 8. Bob Dolan, Lakewood, 73-70-71-214. Other selected scorers: David Quelland, Ocean City, 69-72-75216; Coleman Plecker, Manor, 78-69-73220; Mike McGinnis, Holly Hills, 72-75-73220; John McNaney, Country Road, 72-74-75221; Bill Molloy, Eisenhower, 73-74-74221; Jamie Childs, Queenstown Harbor, 74-75-73222; Dick Canney, Chantilly National, 74-75-73222; Bob Bowes, Wicomico Shores, 74-75-74223; Mark Helffrich, Suburban, 77-72-75224; Frank Herrelko, Life Member, 77-70-77224; Mark Spolarich, Crofton, 73-78-74225; Roger Simpkins, Active Member, 74-79-73226; Fran Rhoads, Clustered Spires, 77-71-78226; Barry Fuhrman, 73-80-75228; Pat Owen, Naval Academy, 76-74-78228; Mike Kohn, Hog Neck, 78-74-77229; John McCloskey, Sparrows Point, 75-76-79230; Mike Welsh, Eagle's Nest, 78-76-78232; Fred Heuvel, Fort Meade, 78-76-80234; Paul Mosca, Heritage Harbour, 78-82-75235; Steve Hord, Chestnut Ridge, 81-78-76235.

U.S. Amateur

HOUSTON -- Brian Slevin of Arnold carded a second-round 74 over the Jackrabbit Course and led Middle Atlantic-area qualifiers with 70-74144. Slevin and Pat Tallent, of McLean, Va., the Baltimore sectional medalist who had 72-73145, were the only ones assured of starting in the 64-man match-play draw at the Champions Golf Club.

There was a playoff for the last spots, with 22 seeking the 11 places. When darkness suspended play, John McClure, a Baltimore qualifier from West Palm Beach, Fla., was one of 13 shooting for eight places.

Del,.3l Brian Gay, Daleville, Ala., 69-70139; Justin Leonard, Dallas, Texas, 72-68140. Middle Atlantic results: Brian Slevin, Arnold, 70-74144; Pat Tallent, Vienna, Va.,72-73145; John McClure, West Palm Beach, Fla., 68-78146; Tripp Shreves, McLean, Va., 77-71148; John Price, Chantilly, Va., 71-79150; Justin Klein, Phoenix, 76-79155; Stu Strang, Silver Spring, 77-79156; Shane Patterson, Derwood, 83-74157; Carlos-Claudio deLuca, Washington, 82-77159.

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