Better-ball 64 puts Carson, Young up in Chesapeake Cup


The suburban Atlanta pairing of Craig Carson and Bob Young teamed for a better-ball total of 7-under-par 64 and a two-stroke lead after the first day of the sixth annual Chesapeake Cup yesterday at Caves Valley Golf Club.

Each birdied three holes in a four-hole stretch -- Carson on the front nine and Young on the back -- and Carson had three more as they finished with nine for their rounds. The bogeys were at Nos. 9 and 11.

Brooks Kerrick and Ray Sovik, first-time entries from Ohio, were on track to share the lead, but fell off late for 66. They birdied five of the first seven holes, and stood 7-under through 15 holes before bogeying the 16th and 17th.

There are 22 teams in the championship flight, including defending champions Jerry Courville Jr. and Joe Sommers (67). The senior division (55 and over) has a three-way tie for the lead at 69 among Jay Fitzgerald-Joe Davis, Mark Mulvoy-Tom Graham and Tom Blank-Jim Graham.

There will be a second better-ball round in both divisions today. Tomorrow, championship scores will be based on the total of the two players, and the seniors will play a third better-ball round.

The leaders: Craig Carson-Bob Young, 33-31--64; Brooks Kerrick-Ray Sovik, 31-35--66; Jerry Courville Jr.-Joe Sommers, 32-35--67; Tim Jackson-Ed Gibstein, 33-34--67; Vinny Giles-Buddy Marucci, 33-34--67; Chet Walsh-Tom Shallow, 34-33--67; Mike Podolak-Russ Newman, 36-33--69; J.P. O'Hara-Allan Strange, 35-35--70; Jeff Puttman-Sam Del Presto, 35-35--70; Bob Fairchild-Bob Lewis, 36-35--71; Davis Sezna-Jim Holtgrieve, 37-34--71; Doug Ballenger-Bobby Morris, 37-34--71; Frank Fuhrer-Robert Sutherland, 37-34--71.

Super Seniors

Paul Haviland, of Maryland Golf and Country Club, the only pro in a 27-man field, birdied the second extra hole to edge Ben Beckwith in a playoff for the annual Super Seniors (65 and older) championship of the Free State Seniors Golf Association at Rolling Road Golf Club.

Haviland and Beckwith had tied with 3-over-par 73s for the regulation round, and parred the first playoff hole. At the 398-yard, par-4 second, Haviland hit a six-iron shot to within eight feet of the cup on the elevated green. Beckwith, on the front edge, lipped out from 30 feet, then watched Haviland make his putt.

The leaders: Paul Haviland, 38-35--73; Ben Beckwith, 36-37--73 (Haviland birdied second extra hole); George Jagusch, 37-39--76; Bob Slaght, 44-35--79; Bob Vogel, 41-40--81; Bob Bonnell, 42-40--82; Ralph Bogart, 44-39--83; Bob Ariosa, 42-41 --83; George Knouse, 41-42--83; Ken Vermillion, 45-40--85; Jack Albright, 40-46--86; Bill Hyssong, 41-45--86; Dick Renehan, 43-43--86; Bob Romero, 42-45--87; Art Alberding, 46-42--88; Jim Frey, 40-48--88. 80-over: John Bauer, 45-45--90; Davis Ahearn, 43-50--93; Logan Schutz, 47-50-- 97.

Pub Date: 6/01/96

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