Perman earns shot at Junior title

Second-round 69 advances him into match play

July 29, 1999|By SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Chad Perman of Hunt Valley shot a second-round 35-34--69 yesterday, and his 36-hole total of 143 was enough to place him into this morning's first round of match play at the 52nd U.S. Junior Amateur championship at the Country Club of York, Pa.

"I hit some really good shots close," said Perman, 17, of a three-birdie round during which he missed only two fairways. "I'm happy with the round, but it comes down to putting, and I'll have to improve."

He will start against Dillon Dougherty of Woodland, Calif., (76-69--145) at 11: 08, the final match of the round.

Sonny Nimkhum, from Cerritos, Calif., won the medal with a tournament-record 66-68--134.

Anthony Kim from Studio City, Calif., at 14 the event's youngest competitor, won a playoff for the final qualifying spot after tying with 10 others at 147.

PGA/Maxfli Juniors

Ben Phelps, from Baldwin, and Calli Vance, from Crofton, outdistanced their respective fields in winning the Middle Atlantic section qualifier at Reston National GC in Reston, Va.

Phelps, 16, a St. Paul's junior, shot 68, and Vance earned her place by beating Sarah O'Neill, of Bethesda, on the first playoff hole after they had tied for first with 78s.

MAGA Women

Jane Fitzgerald of Kensington, the 1992 champion, posted a par-equaling 36-36--72 over the Tides Inn's Golden Eagle course, and took a three-stroke lead after the first round of the women's amateur championship of the Middle Atlantic Golf Association in Irvington, Va.

Flattery Junior

A late-afternoon weather disturbance forced suspension of play at Hunt Valley, with incomplete second-round matches resuming this morning at 8 o'clock.

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