Playoff birdie wins MAGA title for Abbott-Kelly


August 27, 2002|By SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Keith Abbott hit a wedge shot to 3 feet, and the ensuing birdie on the first extra hole gave Abbott and Mike Kelly of Walden Golf Club the championship of the Middle Atlantic Golf Association's second Mid-Amateur Four-ball tournament at Beechtree Golf Club yesterday.

Abbott-Kelly, in the event for the first time, finished 32-32-64, 7-under par for the 6,825-yard course in Aberdeen. The team of Bill Foster-John Lewis, from neighboring Swan Creek Country Club, returned 34-30-64 to force the playoff. It marked the first time each pairing had played as a team.

The Bethesda CC team of David Hughes-Scott Bowers was third at 65.

The leaders: Keith Abbott-Mike Kelly 32-32-64; Bill Foster-John Lewis 34-30-64 (Abbott-Kelly won on first playoff hole); David Hughes-Scott Bowers 31-34-65; Greg Killian-Mike Tydings 35-31-66; Matt Sughrue-Terry Burke 34-32-66; Kevin Powderly-Bob East 34-32-66; Bob Feinstein-Dan Hosek 34-32-66; Jim McGuire-Rodney Peters 33-33-66.

Selected others: Jim Castagna-Kirk Lombardi 36-31-67; Jim Biggar-Casey Shine 35-32-67; Jim Winner-Drew DeVan 35-32-67; Philip Misey-Pete Ireland 33-34-67; Len Callahan-Chris Savmell 34-33-67; Ron Scornavacca-Mark Bertoldi 34-33-67; Larry Storck-Tim Dilli 34-33-67; Jon Aust-Brad Love 33-34-67; Gary Mackintosh-Tim Krouse 32-35-67; Humberto Moreno-Mike Whitehead 35-33-68; Sheldon Kalish-Scott Pugatch 35-33-68; John Pipitone-Michael Bertazon 34-34-68; Gene-Joe Fields 34-34-68.

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