Columbia CC dominates at Pro-Am meet

July 21, 1998|By John W. Stewart | John W. Stewart,SUN STAFF

Columbia Country Club earned the top two places in a 90-team field yesterday, as assistant pro Dennis Winters and Dan DeRisio posted a 7-under-par 32-3365, and head pro Bob Dolan and Richard Holland returned 33-3366 in the 24th annual pro-am championship of the Maryland State Golf Association at Old South Country Club.

Winters, runner-up in last week's Maryland Open, got up and down from a bunker to birdie the final hole for the last of the team's seven birdies, clinching it with an eight-foot putt. At the turn, Winters, 4-under at that point, was informed by Dolan of the leading score. "We were grinding on the back nine, and birdies at the 13th and 14th got us even," Winters said.

DeRisio, current Maryland Cup champion, former teammate of Dolan's, past Columbia club champion and U.S. Amateur qualifier, rolled in a 16-foot putt from above the 13th hole, and Winters knocked a 4-wood shot stiff at the 14th. "At 18, we said we had to make birdie because we didn't want any playoff," Winters said.

Pub Date: 7/21/98

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