Marucci, Moye take 3-shot lead

98 at Caves Valley leads Chesapeake Cup tourney

June 03, 2000|By James Giza | James Giza,SUN STAFF

Buddy Marucci and Macon Moye took the opening-day lead in the Chesapeake Cup at Caves Valley Golf Club yesterday with a 27-hole score of 98, 9-under par. The pair shot a 6-under 65 on the first 18 holes and followed with a 3-under 33 on the final nine to take a three-stroke lead.

Jerry Courville and Joe Sommers were second after shooting 101, followed by the teams of Duke Delcher and Bill Hadden, and Pat Tallent and Tim Jackson, both of which posted 103.

The second and final day of play will be today, with the teams again competing over 27 holes.

Marucci and Moye birdied the first four holes and never looked back. Outside of two bogeys, the pair made virtually no mistakes during their round.

"It was a nice day. [Moye] played great, and I was just kind of hanging around," said Marucci, who is from Philadelphia. "But we had a good day. Some of the putts went in, and that was it."

With the temperature in the low 90s most of the day, the grounds crew at the club made sure there was plenty of water at every hole.

The air was humid, and aside from a slight breeze every now and then, the strongest wind on the course came courtesy of an electric fan about 30 yards from the scorer's table.

As the players finished their rounds and reported to the table, many were damp with perspiration. Despite the heat, Moye said the still conditions benefited the players.

"The golf course was just sitting there," the Charlotte, N.C., native said. "It was just a matter of hitting the shots."

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