The medalist jinx caught up with golfer Frank DelRocco in the Buddy Worsham Memorial Tournament at Bethesda yesterday when Murk Kim beat him, 1 up, in the first round.
However, Kim fell, 2 and 1, in the afternoon to Todd Anderson of Wilmington, Del. Anderson's father, Harry, once was an outfielder with the Phillies.
Gaining the quarterfinal round with Anderson were Greg Jeralman, Billy Booe, Rick Schuller, Jack Skilling, Bob Millard, Doug Monroe and Tom Lape. Today, Anderson will play Jeralman, Booe will play Schuller, Skilling will meet Millard and Monroe will face Lape.
In the 30 years of the Worsham, only seven medalists have gone to win the tournament. DelRocco shot 68 Tuesday.
Among the tournament favorites remaining are Skilling, who has been playing in this tournament since he was 12, and Booe, a newcomer from Charlotte, N.C., whose father is tournament director for the Kemper Open.
Skilling, now a mustachioed 20-year-old junior at Stanford, is playing in this tournament for the last time because he will be too old next year. He beat Emlyn Aubrey, 3 and 2, yesterday morning and Dirk Schulz, 5 and 3, in the afternoon.
Jeralman and Bleecher had a seesaw match Jeralman winning with a par at 18.
Monroe, 16, Bethesda's last survivor had a thriller in the afternoon with Bob Ashton. Monroe was 1 up after the 10th hole but lost three straight. Then he won three straight to go 1 up, and that's how it ended.