Baltimore team beats Washington


October 19, 2003|By John W. Stewart

Final-pairing partners David Nocar and Bob Kaestner each recorded a late birdie, and the two winning holes clinched a 3-0 triumph over Matt Sughrue and Tim Meinhardt, giving Baltimore a 10 1/2 -7 1/2 victory over Washington in the annual Maryland State Golf Association team match at Eagle's Nest yesterday.

Led by a 3-0 decision after a birdie binge from Vance Welch and Jeff Graff, Washington was on top 7 1/2 -6 1/2 with the last two pairings on the back nine. Baltimore, behind a barrage of birdies from Moose Brown and Keith Abbott and Nocar and Kaestner won both of those.

Baltimore earned its third straight win in the series for the first time in its 47-year history. Overall, Washington, thanks to a run of 19 wins in the first 20 matches, leads the series 33-14.

Challenge Cup: The Private Clubs team all but assured itself of victory in the annual team match with Public Course players, building a 9-3 lead on the first-day format of foursomes and better-ball competition at Mount Pleasant GC.

The event concludes this afternoon with 12 singles matches at Hayfields CC.

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