Baltimore Country Club and Columbia CC won area championships yesterday to set up today's rematch of last year's championship in the Maryland State team matches.
Baltimore CC qualified with a 12-6 victory over the CC of Maryland, and Columbia, defending state titlist, advanced by beating Congressional CC, 12-6. The winning clubs got points from every pairing in earning 6 1/2 points at home, 5 1/2 away.
The No. 3 teams for BCC dominated their foes, as Bob Kaestner-Bob Lee, playing at home, took three points from Joe Wintsch-John Bartholomew, and, at the CC of Maryland, Tim Dilli-Mike Reitz won 2 1/2 from a veteran pairing of Charlie Harris-Jackie Rites.
Among the other pairings at BCC, the father-son side of Richard-Justin Klein won the front, 4 up, and the match, from Butch Clemmens-George Marin, and, at the CCM, visitors Scott Hargest-Paul Obrecht got 2 1/2 points in the day's closest match, as they won the front, 1 up, and were even on the back against Gary Matz-Al Mank.
Kaestner-Lee produced the only shutout when Lee birdied the eighth and ninth holes for a 4-up lead; Kaestner birdied the 13th for a 2-up margin, and the two sides parred the remaining holes. BCC pro Brian Morrison and amateur partner Mike McShane won the back 2 up for a 1 1/2-1 1/2 split with pro John Sarrett and Larry Storck.
Baltimore CC 12, CC Maryland 6
Brian Morrison-Mike McShane, BCC, split with John Sarrett-Larry Storck, 1 1/2-1 1/2; Richard-Justin Klein d. Butch Clemmens-George Marin, 2 1/2- 1/2; Bob Kaestner-Bob Lee d. Joe Wintsch-John Bartholomew, 3-0. (At Maryland) Scott Hargest-Paul Obrecht d. Gary Matz-Al Mank, 2 1/2- 1/2; Doug Dollenberg Jr.-Pat Brady lost to Scott Hipple-Stan Bailey, 1/2-2 1/2; Tim Dilli-Mike Reitz d. Charlie Harris-Jackie Rites, 2 1/2- 1/2.
Columbia CC 12, Congressional CC 6
Bob Dolan-Geoff Gonella, Col., split with John Lyberger-Pat Tallent, 1 1/2-1 1/2; Marty West III-John Myers d. Jack Vardaman-George Mavrikes, 3-0; Perky Cullinane-Ken Foster lost to Clay Fitzgerald-Skip Tendall, 1-2. (At Congressional) Dan DeRisio-Richard Holland d. Tripp Shreves-Bill Murphy, 2-1; Henri deLozier-Dan Tate d. Terry Burke-Alain Coune, 2 1/2- 1/2; Dan McAndrews-Bob Sherwood d. Ben Brundred III-Brad Pritchard, 2-1.
Pub Date: 4/20/97