George Andre of host International cut down two more of the area's top amateur golfers, Tony Deluca and Henri deLozier, yesterday to gain today's final of the District Amateur championship.
Andre, a 41-year-old commercial airline pilot, will face Virginia Open champion Rob Black of Army Navy in the 36-hole All-Virginia final9.
Andre turned back medalist and last year's Northern Virginia Amateur champion DeLuca of Chantilly in his morning quarterfinal match. He capitalized on five straight bogeys by deLozier and blitzed the former Maryland Open champion from Columbia, 5 and 4, during afternoon play.
Andre won the first four holes against DeLuca and held off a late charge for a 2 and 1 victory.
In the afternoon, Andre took a 4-up lead with the help of DeLozier bogeys on holes 3 through 7.
On the par-3 eight hole, Andre pushed his iron shot into the woods but the ball hit a tree branch and ricocheted onto the green. Andre dropped his club and looked toward the heavens and exclaimed, "Thank you, sir. When you're hot, you're hot."
DeLozier might have added, "and when you're not you're not," for, although he halved that hold in par, he shot the front nine in 41.
DeLozier had been torrid with seven birdies in his earlier match, beating Paul Ryan of Congressional, 1 up.
Black birdied the first extra hole to edge Greg Carpousis of Army Navy in the morning.
In a battle of Army Navy blond bombers in the afternoon, Black was one under par and easily disposed of Virginia Amateur finalist Pete Van Pelt, 6 and 5.
Black won the first hole when Van Pelt three-putted, shot par on No. 3 and birdied No. 9 for a 3 up lead at the turn, and won holes 10, 12 and 13 to close the match. One the par-5 13th hole Van Pelt pushed his second shot out of bounds and lost the hole and the match to Black's regulation par.
Van Pelt had beaten Dickie Leggin of Congressional, 2 and 1, earlier in the day.