Woody FitzHugh and Justin Klein shared the honors in the Baltimore-area half of a split qualifying program for the Maryland Open and State Amateur championships at Chestnut Ridge Country Club yesterday.
FitzHugh, head professional at his own driving range in Herndon, Va., had five front-nine birdies in shooting 31-3667 to lead the Open qualifiers, and Klein, a Duke University freshman whose next event will be the NCAA championships in Lexington, Ky., in two weeks, topped the amateur field with 37-3572.
For the Open field, 67 players at 82 and better advanced to the championship at Crofton CC, July 12-14. There were 30 exempt from the qualifying.
For the Amateur, where 13 were exempt, 54 with a score of 81 and better qualified for the championship at Manor CC, June 17-20.
Maryland Open The leaders: Woody FitzHugh 67; Fran Rhoads 70; Buddy Sass 72; Rudy Virga 73; Mark Cherwien 73; Broan Morrison 74; Phil Henry 74; a-Steve Thomas 74; a-Tim Dilli 75; Mark Evenson 75; a-Mike Rethman 75; Butch Butler 75; Art Scott 76; Kyle Warfield 76; a-Jerry Watts 76; Mark Helffrich 76; Bill Rice 76; Paul Erdman 76; John McNaney 76; Steve Hord 76.
MSGA Amateur The leaders: Justin Klein 72; Wayne Wright 74; Richard Kress 74; Guy Phelan 74; Steve Thomas 74; Gerald Lee 75; Ryan Kimble 75; Joe Plecker 75; Tim Dilli 75; Mike Rethman 75; Jerry Watts 75; Robert Dailey, III, 75; Drew DeVan 75; Matt Margolies 75; Terry Mayer 76; Michael Sanger 76; Howard Swartz 76; Tim Caa 76; Joe Records 76; Robert Lutz 76; Sheldon Kalish 76.