A special day for Narcisos: They finish 1-3 at Forest Park

June 19, 1995|By John W. Stewart | John W. Stewart,Sun Staff Writer

The play of the father-son combination of Tony and Charlie Narciso dominated the final round of the public links championship at Forest Park Golf Course yesterday.

Charlie, 26, started the day with a two-stroke lead, birdied the first three holes, and was never threatened in posting a 2-under-par 69 for 140. Runner-up Serge Hogg finished with a 69-144 in the 120-man field.

Tony, 60, a veteran public parks player, took third by finishing 74-149.

The event marked the first of two 36-hole stroke-play tournaments to be sponsored and conducted by the Baltimore Municipal Golf Corporation this season.

Called the spring championship, its counterpart, listed for Sept. 9-10, will be, not surprisingly, the fall championship. Thus Charlie Narciso, who won the last three Public Links titles when it was an annual event, now starts over by putting his name on a new trophy.

Despite the only par round at Mount Pleasant on Saturday, he wasn't satisfied. "I wanted to come out . . . . and play like I was two, three behind -- be aggressive, but take them one hole at a time."

So, he made it from six feet at the first hole, and added a pair of 15- footers.

"This is the best Father's Day present I could have," Tony said. "He has told me to be patient and not let things bother me.. . . .

"Where something like that might have upset me before, not now. I don't let them bother me, and just try to bounce back. Ever since Charlie started playing well several years ago, he's made a better player out of me."

Hogg, 20, and a Towson State junior, was 1-under par through No. 11, then bogeyed two straight.

"I was upset with myself after those two, and knew I had to get something going." He birdied three of his last five holes for the 69, his best competitive effort over the West Baltimore course.

Bill White, who tied for fourth at 150 with Drew Forrester and Tim Osgood, had to jump-start both his rounds. Saturday, he recovered from a disastrous first seven holes on the back, to play the last 11 in 4-under.

Yesterday, he knocked his first shot out of bounds, but kept things together to get home in 74, playing his last 29 holes in 1 under par.

Jon Mark spiced his round with a hole-in-one, his third, at the 135-yard sixth hole.

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