Boyd, Funk, 42 others qualify for Open


ROCKVILLE -- Bob Boyd, head professional at Woodmont Country Club, and PGA Tour regular Fred Funk of Laurel were among 44 players qualifying for next week's United States Open during the 36-hole format yesterday at Woodmont.

Tour players made up a sizable portion of the 167-man field, with Australian Craig Parry leading the pack with 11-under-par 66-67-133.

Boyd, making it for the second straight year and the fourth time in five tries, finished 67-67134, and Funk, also making it for the second time in a row, had 70-66-136.

There was a 16-man playoff for the final six spots at 139. The most notable casualties were Ben Crenshaw, 69-71140, and Jay Haas, 68-72-140.

Boyd, 35, hit 34 greens for the second year in a row, but admitted to putting it better this time, as opposed to his 142 last year. He dipped 9-under par during his second and third nines. He got to 11 under before making his only bogey at his 35th hole (17-North) after over-clubbing to ensure he ball didn't land in the water.

Funk, who missed the cut in last week's Kemper Open and did not touch a club during the weekend, came out fresh and got his round going in the afternoon (North Course).

"At 2-under, I knew I had to make some birdies," he said. So he made seven, starting with a chip-in at the fourth hole. A 15-footer at the last hole was his longest putt.

Parry, 24, an international player, who beat Seve Ballesteros in the Italian Open two weeks ago, then finished in the middle of the Kemper pack, said this was a different kind of pressure.

He had reached this level of qualifying by playing all four U.S. Open rounds last year. There, he was two off the lead going to the final round, then opened with a bogey and shot 79.

Boyd was one of six players at 134, a group that also included new Kemper Open champion Billy Andrade and D.A. Weibring.

Weibring's afternoon tour of 64 (South Course) included an eagle-2 at the 395-yard 17th, where he hit a 3-wood and 8-iron, the latter shot drawing into the green, bouncing and rolling into the cup. "Things tend to fall into place when you are not trying to force them," said Weibring, who missed here last year when the playoff was at 145.

NOTES: Crenshaw, who also missed the previous time he had to qualify (1974), said he hit it in the water twice in the final 18. . . . Pat Tallent of Congressional CC was low amateur at 140. . . . Nolan Henke, who won at Phoenix, was the only other 1991 winner to advance, besides Andrade.

Craig Parry 66-67133; Billy Andrade 69-65134; D.A. Weibring 70-64134; Scott Gump 69-65134; Bob Boyd 67-67134; Kirk Triplett 68-66134; Lee Janzen 66-68134; Rick Osberg 66-69135; Tom Byrum 68-67135; Jim Hallet 69-66135; Tim Robyn 65-70135; David Frost 67-68135; Mike Reid 69-66135; Brad Faxon 65-71136; Billy Tuten 67-69136; Stan Utley 67-69136; Larry Rinker 70-66 136; Bill Britton 68-68136; Sam Randolph 68-68136; Fred Funk 70-66136; Peter Persons 71-66137; Dave Barr 69-68137; Ed Dougherty 71-66137; Eric Booker 70-67137; Bobby Wadkins 69-69138; Lance TenBroeck 70-68138; Dicky Thompson 69-69138; Terry Snodgrass 72-66138; Buddy Gardner 71-67138; Hal Sutton 70-68138; Tom Eubank 72-66138; Chris Perry 69-69138; Keith Clearwater 74-64138; Mitch Adcock 70-68138; Nolan Henke 70-68138; Jay Delsing 72-66138; Bob Estes 70-68138; Rick Fehr 67-71138.

x-Blaine McCallister 67-72139; x-Dave Rummels 73-66139; y-Paul Oglesby 73 -66139; y-Brian Kamm 69-70139; y-Jerry Pate 68-71139; z-Ray Stewart 69-70139; Bobby Schaeffer 68-71139.

Playoff losers: Brad Fabel 70-69139; Ted Schulz 69-70139; Chris Tucker 67 -72139; Charles Rudd 69-70139; Dan Forsman 68-71139; Mike Hulbert 66-73 139; Robert Wrenn 70-69139.

Other scorers included: Ben Crenshaw 69-71140; Jay Haas 68-72140; Gary Marlowe 70-70140; a-Pat Tallent 73-167140; Jim Thorpe 73-67140; Kirk Lombardi 71-70141; Webb Heintzelman 69-73142; Jack Skilling 71-73144; Joe Greenawalt 73-74147; Wayne DeFrancesco 72-76148; Donnie Hammond 74-75149; John McNaney 75-74149; a -Tim Vigotsky 71-78149; a-Jhoon Chang 81-73154.

a-denotes amateur. xbirdied first extra hole (North-10). ybirdied second extra hole (North-11). zcalled because of darkness.

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