Sharon Pusin, of Baltimore, playing some of the best golf of her career, shot 4-over-par 77, the low round of the tournament, and captured the 30th Maryland State Women's Senior championship yesterday.
The Suburban Club member from Baltimore finished with 36-hole total of 156, and won by four strokes at the Country Club at Woodmore in Mitchellville.
Pusin, who recently carded a 69 while winning the Suburban women's club championship, was the only one in the 75-player field with two rounds in the 70s. Shirley Williams, of Baltimore and Mt. Pleasant Golf Course (80-80), and first-round leader Sharon Briggs, of Montgomery Village Golf & COuntry Club (78-82), tied at 160.
Joan Winchester, from Rolling Road Golf Course in Catonsville, had the day's only other round in the 70s, a 79.
U.S. Amateur: Heavy rain suspended play at 7 p.m. at the U.S. Amateur championship in Rochester, N.Y., with 94 players still on the two Oak Hill Country Club courses, and qualifying is scheduled to resume this morning.
Clark Topping of Columbia, 150, and Jaime Geilenkirchen of Baltimore, 151, are among the Middle Atlantic leaders, but aren't expected to make match play. The cut likely will be at 145 or 146.
Defending champion Matt Kuchar qualified at 142 despite making a final-hole double bogey.
Pub Date: 8/26/98