Bodney-Eger repeat in Chesapeake

June 06, 1994|By John W. Stewart | John W. Stewart,Sun Staff Writer

A six-shot swing in two holes helped David Eger and Mike Bodney successfully defend their Chesapeake Cup championship in the fourth annual event that ended yesterday at Caves Valley Golf Club.

The winners finished with a 72-hole total of 280 in the better-ball, alternate-shot, aggregate format, thwarting early leaders Frank Ford and Paul Simson, who ended at 281. Third went to the team of Jamie Crow and George Kelley, who matched par at 284.

Starting at No. 10, Bodney-Eger and Ford-Simson were even going to No. 18, but Bodney-Eger lost four strokes in the next three holes then steadied at No. 3 with pars. Then it was the other side's turn. Simson put his tee shot in the water at the par-3 fourth, and Ford made bogey from a hazard at the fifth.

On the same two holes, a Bodney birdie was his team's only deviation from par, as they jumped two strokes clear of the 24-team field. Ford's 15-foot birdie putt on No. 9 accounted for the final margin.

For the round, Bodney had 72 and Eger 74 against a pair of 74s by the earlier leaders.

"I think we both worked hard, and helped each other," said Bodney, who worked with Eger at PGA Tour headquarters before Eger joined the USGA administration several years ago.

"And we play this format well. Between here and a similar tournament at Baltusrol, we have four firsts and two seconds in six starts."

Michael Bodney-David Eger 65-69-146280; Frank Ford-Paul Simson 65-68-148281; Jamie Crow-George Kelley 65-71-148284; Richard Holland-Marty West III 67-72-150289; J.P. O'Hara-Allen Strange 70-74-146290; Blaise Giroso-Duke Delcher 68-73-149290; Jim Holtgrieve-Davis Sezna 70-73-152295; Patrick Brady-Mike Goodes 72-71-154297; Jerry Courville, Jr.-Joe Sommers 70-76-151297; Doug Ballenger-Bobby Morris 67-71-159297; David Ciacchini-Jim Keim 68-79-153300; Fred Ridley-Steve Smyers 73-75-152300.

Michael Gregor-James Kania 75-70-156301; Bill Boles-Brad Burris 73-76-155304; George Dillon-John French 73-72-159304; Joel Kaye-Mike Larson 74-70-160304; Vic Gerard-Bob Housen 69-74-162305; Robert Fairchild-Robert Lewis 70-71-164305; Harcourt Kemp-John McKey 69-75-164308; Joe Walter-Charles Woody 72-74-163309; Tom Blank-Jay Fitzgerald 73-79-160312; David Brookreson-James Sullivan 75-74-163312; Ed Gibstein-Peter Van Ingen 69-77-167313; Clark Hargrove-Jarrett Kling 77-80-177334.

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