The team of Bud Lintelman-Rick Schuller was only slightly less torrid on the second day, but the River Creek Country Club pair made a sweep of the low rounds in destroying the field in the annual Middle Atlantic PGA pro-assistant championship.
They shot 7-under-par 63 at the Suburban Club yesterday for a two-day total of 19-under-par 124, eight shots clear of their closest pursuers.
In the race for second place, Farmington CC's Rob McNamara, reigning MAPGA champion, birdied the last hole to give himself and assistant William Lanier outright possession with 67-65132.
Barry Fuhrman-Wayne DeFrancesco, from Woodholme CC, the host club for Monday's opening round, had sole claim on third at 68-65133, trailed by three teams at 134, including Billy Bassler-Mark Evenson, Rolling Road GC, 69-65134.
The winners, from Leesburg, Va., who began the round with a six-stroke lead, started slowly with pars at the first four holes. From there, they birdied six of the next eight, including a string of four beginning at No. 7.
Although the two had dove-tailed well for much of the better-ball format, "my wheels kinda came off at the end," said Lintelman, explaining Schuller's taking care of the last five holes.
Monday, Lintelman holed his second shot at No. 1 for an eagle and Lintelman later holed a bunker shot for one of the side's 12 birdies, and, "when we were 12 under with two holes left, we were thinking 59," Lintelman said. "Afterward, we were thinking 20 under for the tournament. We got it to 19 with three holes left, but that was it."
For the two rounds, the two combined for 18 fours, 16 threes and 2 twos. Their four nines were 29, 32, 31, 32.
Leaders (68 teams): Bud Lintelman-Rick Schuller 61-63-124; Rob McNamara-William Lanier 67-65-132; Barry Fuhrman-Wayne DeFrancesco 68-65-133; Glenn Brown-Mike Fischer 69-65-134; Billy Bassler-Mark Evenson 69-65-134; Sam DiPhilippo-Gerald DiPhilippo 67-67-134; Joe Franz-Tim Butler 69-66-135; Jim Kardash-Pete Regala 70-66-136; Marty O'Rear-Scott Seymour 69-67-136; Jim Fitzgerald-Joy Bonhurst 72-66-138; Steve WenPetren-Mike Walsh 71-67-138; Jeff Sprague-David Hutsell 68-70-138. Others included John Sarrett-Chris Hanson 75-64-139; Pat Owen-Tom Lewandowski 73-67-140; Norm Vacovsky-John McNaney 74-66-140; Allen Wronowski-Bill Gombert 72-68-140; Robert Leeman-Eric Collins 72-68-140.
Pub Date: 7/08/98