Amateur Wood's 70 Wins Pro-am At Rolling Road

Norbeck Member Bests 60 Pros In Field Of 240

April 29, 1997|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Joe Wood, a solid amateur player from Norbeck Country Club, produced three birdies over a seven-hole span in the middle of his round and finished 36-3470 to win a Middle Atlantic PGA pro-am at Rolling Road Golf Club yesterday. In the process, he defeated 60 pros in the 240-man field.

Eight pros shot 1-over-par 71, including Dean Wilson of the Elkridge Club; Mark Spolarich, Eisenhower GC; and Jim Kardash, Glen Burnie Family Golf Center. All eight, who could have easily pointed to missed opportunities that cost an outright victory, earned places in the season-ending Tournament of Champions.

Amateur John Sovero of Rolling Road GC offset two birdies with a bogey and a double bogey during a cool, breezy afternoon, and also shot 71. When Wood posted his score 10 minutes later, Sovero chided himself for missing a three-foot birdie putt on his final hole.

Wood, a regular in the annual event, was 2 over par after starting birdie, double bogey, bogey, then settled down with birdies at the ninth, 11th, and 15th holes to dip 1 under par. A bogey at the 17th dropped him back to even par.

Pub Date: 4/29/97

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