Jerry Nye and Ralph Bogart, Chevy Chase, gained the semifinals of the Columbia Country Club member-guest golf tournament yesterday in one of the best matches in the history of the event.
They needed 22 holes to defeat Dan Daniels and Bobbie Morris, a former touring pro who regained his amateur status and plays at Montgomery Village.
Others to gain the semifinals included Dick Hill, currient Congressional Club champion, and Dave King, a former two-time Maryland champion; Bill Scott and Ned Longson Manor, and Geoff Robertson and Gary Mankulish, Prince George's another former Maryland and Middle Atlantic amateur champion.
Nye and Bogart faced Scott and Lonson in the afternoon round while Robertson and Mankulish took on Hill and King.
However, all the drama came in the morning match between Nye-Bogart and Daniels Morris.
Nye and Bogart were two up at the turn, but their margin evaporated on the Next two holes. Daniels won the 10th with a par, and bothhe and Morris parred the 11th to even it up.
Morris, one of the top money winners on the Middle Atlantic tour a few years ago, birdied the 14th to give his team an edge that lasted only until Nye birdied the 16th.
Bogart, 56, who has won 21 individual amateur titles in this area, was in two bunkers on the 18th and was on the green in three, but he made an 18-foot par putt for a halve that sent the match into extra holes.
On the fouth extra hole, a 240 yard, par-three, Nye hit a two-iron on the green and two-putted for a par while both of his opponents bogeyed.