Spectator hit by Love's drive improves, gets out of hospital KEMPER NOTEBOOK


POTOMAC -- Spectator Sandy Zober was released from Suburban Hospital late yesterday afternoon after being struck by a golf ball in the head on Saturday.

Zober, 50, was in critical but stable condition Saturday with a small hematoma or hemorrhage under the right side of her skull.

"[Saturday] night, she did fine," said Dr. Robert Rothstein, Kemper Open first aid and safety chairman. "She ate dinner despite a minor headache. [Yesterday] morning she is well without any neurologic defects."

Davis Love III hit a 300-yard drive at No. 6 that struck Zober on the fly.

Baseball boycott

Kemper champ Lee Janzen has been an Orioles fan since he was a youngster growing up in Westminster.

Janzen, who resides in Kissimmee, Fla., has made trips to Camden Yards to watch the Orioles and his friend, former Orioles pitcher Mark Williamson.

During past Kemper Opens, Janzen usually attended about three games. This past week, he did not make it to the ballpark once.

"I'm boycotting baseball," Janzen said jokingly. "My friend Mark Williamson is not playing for them right now. It wouldn't be the same going to the games now that he's not there. Plus, I'm not as interested in baseball right now as a lot of fans are."

There is one game, though, that Janzen would not mind attending.

"I've always been a big Orioles fan," said Janzen. "I'd like to be there when Cal Ripken breaks the consecutive game streak, but that's the Wednesday of the Canadian Open, which I plan on playing. That wouldn't be the best preparation for that tournament."

Hole No. 6

Billy Mayfair, Miguel Jimenez, Vijay Singh, Phil Blackmar and Steve Lowery eagled the par-5, 520-yard sixth hole yesterday.

"It's definitely a birdie hole," said Mayfair, who birdied the hole in rounds 2 and 3. "This year, it had a lot more grass, because they cleared the trees to get more sunlight for the grass. The hole is hitable, but if you misfire, you can get a big score."

"It's an easy pin-placement hole," Singh said. "It's really a par-4. Eagles are very makable. Any guy who doesn't birdie there really should drop a shot."

No. 13 yielded eagles to Greg Norman, Nick Price and Bill Glasson in the final round. No. 6 produced the most eagles (17) and birdies (166) in the tournament. . . . Donnie Hammond, a Frederick native, finished at 287 after shooting a 3-over 74 yesterday.

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