The 37th annual Marvin (Bubby) Worsham tournament comes up Monday through Thursday at Cedar Crest Country Club in Centreville.
Jon Hurst, defending Worsham champion and this year's South Atlantic Junior titlist from Woodbridge and Montclair Country Club, will be unable to participate because he will be attending orientation at Old Dominion University, where he has enrolled on a golf scholarship.
David Santoro of O'Connell High School and Washington Golf and Country Club, last year's Worsham runner-up, is entered, along with 1986 junior player of the year David Patterson of Lutherville, Md., Steve Woda of Crofton, and John Mackey of Rockville.
The tournament, first won by Arnold Palmer in 1951, has had other notable winners such as Deane Beman, Perky Cullinane, Chris Pigott and Webb Heintzelman.
PGA Tour pro Bobby Clampett, who finished second and earned $66,000 in the recent Anheuser-Busch Classic for his biggest payday, had struggled since 1982 -- the year of his only tour win (Southern Open) and also the year he blew a big lead and lost the British Open to Tom Watson.
Clampett completely restructured his swing starting in 1984, and in that year, won only $41,837. In 1985, he won $81,121. Last fall, he appeared headed back to qualifying school, but he had good luck in the Vantage Championship, one of the last events of the season.
Clampett was near the lead after a third-round 66, but shot several bogeys to open the final round. However, rains came and wiped out that fourth round. Only scores through 54 holes were counted, earning Clampett $48,000. He penetrated the top 120 money earners and did not have to return to dreaded "Q School."
For those not so lucky on the tour, and for younger players with big dreams, this fall's three-stage PGA Tour qualifying school will open Oct. 20-23 at six regional qualifying sites: Lebanon, Ind.; Orlando, Fla.; LaPlace, La.; Fort Ord, Calif.; Chattanooga, Tenn.; and Garland, Tex. The first-stage survivors move to the to second stage at five sites: The Woodlands, Tex.; Rancho Murieta, Calif.; Bakersfield, Calif.; Wagram, N.C., and Boca Raton, Fla., Nov. 17-20. The second-stage qualifiers advance to the final-stage 108-hole test, to be played Dec. 2-7 in Palm Coast, Fla. Golfers hoping to play on the PGA Tour must pay $1,750, and applications must be received at PGA Tour headquarters no later than Oct. 2.
How hot was it at the Anheuser-Busch Classic in Williamsburg? Some were calling it the Anheuser-Brushfire Classic and the Anheuser Bake-Off Classic as the thermometer hit 97 degrees on several days and the humidity was brutal. J.C. Snead dropped out after an opening 79. He said he lined up a putt and, as he stood over it, forget how it broke. He said he hit the putt anyway, and missed. Former Redskins quarterback Norm Snead was caddying for Mark Carnevale in the first round, but had to quit carrying the bag after 15 holes because of the heat. Snead was better later . . . How many golfers have won four national tournaments in one year? That's what Nebraska pro Tom Sieckmann did in 1981 on the Asian tour, when he won the Philippine, Thailand, Singapore and Brazilian opens. Sieckmann, a first-round Anheuser coleader with eventual winner Mark McCumber, finished 73 -- 275, tied for ninth and won $17,136, his best showing this year.