Kraus wins, 1-up

Stracks, Dubinski gain in Amateur with extra-hole pars

Pro-am to Gombert, Raivel

Kane moves up in Publinx

Local Golf

July 17, 2002|By SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Andrea Kraus parred the 18th hole to preserve a 1-up victory over Joan Winchester in the first round of match play in the 81st Maryland State Women's Amateur championship at Columbia Country Club yesterday in Chevy Chase.

Kraus, from Woodholme Country Club, won five of six holes in the middle of the round to turn a two-hole deficit into a 3-up lead in the battle of past champions, but Winchester, from Rolling Road Golf Club, rebounded to narrow the margin when she took both par-3s on the back nine - Nos. 13 and 16. They halved the last two holes.

Two matches were won with pars in extra holes. Lesley Stracks of Redgate GC edged Ashley Grier of Black Rock GC, and Kristin Dubinski, of Old South, stopped Carol Davies, with both going 19 holes. In each instance, the eventual winner won the 18th hole to force overtime.

Erin Clasper of Congressional CC was 2-under, the best reported score of the round, in beating Laura Terebey (Hog Neck GC), who was even par, 2 and 1.

The others advancing were defender Mallory Crosland, Chevy Chase; medalist Jessica Lewis, Columbia CC; 2001 finalist Jennifer Thompson, Chestnut Ridge CC; and Deborah Williams, Congressional CC.

Two rounds today will determine the players for tomorrow's scheduled 18-hole final.

MSGA Pro-Am: The Hillendale Country Club pairing of Bill Gombert and Jason Raivel shot 6-under 66 to win the annual Maryland state tournament at Rocky Gap Resort outside of Cumberland.

They combined for an eagle, six birdies and two bogeys in beating the Bethesda CC team of Ted Pogorelc-Ed Offterdinger by a stroke. Six teams followed at 68.

U.S. Publinx: Tim Kane, a University of Maryland student and a member of its golf team, put up rounds of 71 and 72 to qualify for match play at The Orchards GC in suburban Detroit.

Tim Elliott of Glen Armand Pine Ridge GC shot 72-74-146 and was eliminated in a 14-for-4 playoff for the final spots in the 64-man draw.

The other area players were Derek Ausherman, Middletown, 74-73-147; Billy Wingerd, Baltimore and Mount Pleasant GC, 78-70-148; and local qualifying medalist Ross McIntosh, Lorton, Va., 80-71-151.

Isaac Jimison of Orangevale, Calif., was medalist with 68-65-133.

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