Tom Hanna Sr., a Maryland graduate and two-year veteran of the Canadian golf tour, was comedalist in local qualifying for the U.S. Open yesterday at Harrisburg, Pa.
Hanna, 30, and 20-year-old Marlin Detweiler each shot 143 for two rounds at Colonial Country Club. Four others moving on to sectional play include Warren Choate, a 17-year-old Stu Ingraham, Jeff Steinburg and Tom Robertson.
Local qualifiers in Cincinnati in Todd Crandall, James Farriell Jr., Craig Scheibert, Mike McGee, Jaff Mays, Geoff Hensley, Steve Shaw, Ed Moehling and Dick James.
PGA tourist Lanny Wadkins and club pro Frank Sullivan of Roanoke, Va., each fired 68 over the Pinehurst (N.C.) Country Club No. 2 course to lead a field of 194 in the first day of local qualifying . Play continues today with 24 moving on to sectional qualifying.
Among the better-known contestants, amateur Vance Haefner shot 71 and Curtis Strange had a 72. Tour regular Boddy Mitchell was in danger of not qualitfying after a first-day 75.
In Little Rock, Ark., three spots were filled. George McKeown led the way with 141 for two rounds: Boddy Baker had 145, and Pete Fleming shot 146.
Twelve advanced in Columbus, Ohio: Phil Rodgers, Mike Nelson, Bob Afton, Dave Zabelp, Randy Reifeckburn, Rocky Nelson, Bob Afton, Dave Zabelp, Randy Reifers, Jim Taylor, Bod Ault and Mitch Camp.