K. Moylan bests brother in Amateur

June 15, 1996|By John W. Stewart | John W. Stewart,SUN STAFF

On a day when three past champions advanced through two rounds at the Elkridge Club, much of the excitement of the 75th annual men's amateur championship of the Maryland State Golf Association came from a rare brother-vs.-brother meeting -- and at least two instances in which losers are still trying to figure out what went wrong.

One of the latter was the day's final match, where somebody had to falter to lose. The one to go was first-time entrant Barry McCarty, who three-putted the third extra hole, enabling eight-time champ Marty West III, two down early, to get the win. Until the last green, McCarty had 20 successive pars, the one at the 17th squaring the match, after West had birdied the 16th and three-putted the 17th.

The other past champions to win twice were defending champ Dave Rasley, and Kirk Lombardi, but it was the afternoon pairing of brothers Kevin and Tim Moylan that attracted attention. Tim, 33, was the medalist and the brother who had been playing better in recent years. This time, however, it was Kevin, 38, who brought his A-game.

He birdied the first two holes (3 feet and 30 feet), and added another later as he took seven of the first nine holes (12 putts for the side). He eventually won by the day's largest margin, 6 and 5, then said the only time the two had met previously was in club championships at Argyle CC.

Rasley, fighting a pinched nerve in his neck that keeps his playing status iffy, took command against Phil Fairbanks by winning Nos. 12, 13 and 14.

Lombardi was 1-under par in the afternoon to complete a pair of 5-and-4 wins.

The other loser still shaking his head is Larry Storck, a former finalist, who matched Mike Benner's first-round 2-under tour.

Storck lost when, after rolling in a 40-foot birdie putt to get even at the 18th green, he watched Benner, from about the same distance, put a birdie putt in on top of his for a 1-up decision.

Pub Date: 6/15/96

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