Gary Marlowe of Woodmont Captured the medal in the ninth annual Montgomery County Sentinel junior golf championship at RedGate yesterday with a par 72, despite a two-stroke penalty that resulted in a quadruple bogey, plus a double bogey.
Two strokes behind were Charles Gates. Columbia Country Club, and Jeff Robbins, Woodmont.
Marlowe was late for his starting time and was assessed two strokes. Then, playing hurriedly, he took a six on the par-four first hole and that added to the penalty at the start made him a quick four over par. From there, the 18-year-old son of Woodmont pro Tony Marlowe played in four under par with eight birdies in his round of 37-35.
On the last eight holes of the front nine he scored five birdies. He birdied the third from 15 feet, the fourth when he made a 70-foot putt, the sixth from six feet, the seventh from 30 feet and the par-five ninth when he two-putted after reaching the green in two.
However, he had a double bogey on the fifth after being in the woods.
On the back nine, he bogeyed the 10th and 12th holes but birdied two more par fives, the 14th and 16th, when he was on in two and two-putted. He got his final birdie on the 17th, holing a 35-footer.
The top juniors of the area, including Reagan O'Rouke, Jack Skilling. Chevy Chase; Stu Strang, Washington, and Clay Fitzgerald. Kenwood, who has won the Sentinel title the past two years, all made the championship flight easily.