Birdies boost Vacovsky in pro sweeps

3-under-par 69 defeats Winters by 1 stroke

August 10, 1999|By SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Norm Vacovsky had six birdies in a 3-under-par 69 round and edged perennial contender Dennis Winters, from Columbia Country Club, by a stroke in the pro sweeps phase of the annual Middle Atlantic PGA/Koons pro-am at Wakefield Valley Golf Club in Westminster yesterday.

The winning pro also headed a team that shared low gross.

Vacovsky, head pro at the Ritchie Golf Center in Glen Burnie, included two long-range putts in his birdie collection, but marred his card with a pair of three-putt greens, as he won for the first time since a pro-am at Caroline CC two years ago.

Sparrows Point CC members were 1-2 in amateur gross with Will Adams at 71 and Bob Przybylski at 72.

Andrew Jones, Forest Park GC, had a 62 to share low net with Jack Abell of Ocean Pines.

U.S. Women's Amateur

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Leland Beckel, of Bethesda and Columbia CC, shot 4-over-par 76 in the first round of on-site qualifying at the Biltmore Forest CC. Krissie Register, Roswell, Ga., took the lead with a 67.

MAPGA/Titleist Jr. tour

Jeff Parry, Columbia; Nick Pellicani, Severna Park; and Jason Wisner, Walkersville, tied for first with 77s in the boys 16-18 age group at Chartwell Country Club.

Pub Date: 8/10/99

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