Private teams repel rally to nail down Challenge Cup Public parks team fades after making strong move

Tallent-Lewis win event

October 20, 1997|By John W. Stewart | John W. Stewart,SUN STAFF

BETHESDA — The team of Private club members needed four points to ensure a victory over their publinx counterparts and got five for a 13 1/2 -10 1/2 triumph in the third annual Challenge Cup matches at the Country Club of Maryland yesterday.

Down 8 1/2 -3 1/2 after Saturday's foursomes and better-ball pairings Pine Ridge Golf Course, the Public parks side rallied to draw even midway through the round, but could not sustain its charge.

Paul Steinhardt, from Bonnie View CC, helped blunt the rally when he turned even against Mike Raborg, then won five holes in a row.

Steinhardt was followed by three Private teammates who went off in the first four matches and clinched the needed points.

Mike McShane (4 and 3), from Baltimore CC; Sheldon Kalish (3 and 2), from Woodholme CC; and Jimmy Rosenfield (3 and 1), from the Suburban Club, were the winners.

The Private side leads the series, 2-1.

(Results, 8C)

Congressional CC Invitation

BETHESDA -- Pat Tallent, the new Middle Atlantic Amateur champion, and John Lewis posted a closing-round 69, and won the annual three-day event with 68-70-69207.

Jim Castagna-Mike Watson finished second at 70-66-73209, and were followed by Austin Beaton-Dirk Fennie, 72-67-71210.

The team of Ron Rhodes-Dick Schmidt won the Senior prize with 73-68-73214.

Pub Date: 10/20/97

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