Six strokes back, Winchester rallies, wins her second Md. Seniors title

Rolling Road golfer's 73 leaves Drevo 3 behind


September 27, 2001|By SPECIAL TO THE SUN

GRASONVILLE - Rolling Road Golf Club's Joan Winchester, who has won just about every area golf title available to her, collected her second Maryland State Women's Seniors championship at Prospect Bay Country Club yesterday.

Winchester, who also won in 1994, posted a three-stroke victory, overcoming a six-stroke deficit with a 1-over-par 73 that gave her 154 for 36 holes.

She forged her first lead when she birdied the par-3 12th and first-round leader Perry Drevo, of Norbeck Country Club, bogeyed. Drevo finished 75-82 - 157.

Winchester had two 4-foot birdie putts at par-3 holes and chipped in on the ninth for another bird.

She expanded her lead with pars on the closing three holes of a course that played about 5,000 yards and was still drying from weekend rains.

Tinker Sanger, a match-play qualifier at the recent U.S. Women's Senior Amateur, followed at 160, trailed by Sandy Terrill, 163.

Champion: Joan Winchester, Rolling Road, 81-73-154. Runner-up: Perry Drevo, Norbeck, 75-82-157. Super senior: Julian Ullman, Old South, 90-89-179.

Age-group leaders: 50-54 - Pat Erdly, Hillendale, 79-93-172; Shirley Keeney, Forest Park, 91-83-174. Low net-Cathy Bowen, Prospect Bay, 175-34-141. 55-59 -Sandi Terrill, Naval Academy, 81-82--163; Karen Smith, U. of Maryland, 86-79-165. Pat Kaufman, Tantallon, 84-85-169. Low net-Paula Sovero, Prospect Bay, 178-34-144. 60-64 - Tinker Sanger, Green Spring, 81-79-160; Melinda Morgan, Prospect Bay, 83-82-165; Beth Carpenter, Columbia, 84-85-169. Low net-Mary Ruth Peck, Prospect Bay, 199-52-147. 65-69-Joan Craver, Montgomery, 85-92-177; Jean Opeka, Woodmore, 87-93-180. Low net-Paula Brown, Cumberland, 184-26-158; Jeannette Lucas, Woodmore, 198-40-148. 70-over - Marie Hess, Hillendale, 86-89-175; Marian Booth, Manor, 92-93-185. Low net-Tsunaki Okumura, Bretton Woods, 191-38-153.

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