Jack Skilling of Chevy Chase survived his own bad putting yesterday to gain the final of the 30th Bubby Worsham Memorial Tournament against Billy Booe, of Charlotte N.C. The two will meet for the title at 10 this morning at Bethesda County Club.
For Skilling it was as bizarre a finish as he has had in competitive golf. He was one up and lying four on the 18th green to Tom Lape of Lebanon, Pa., who also was four. Skilling missed a three-foot putt that would have assured victory and was resigned toextra holes because Lape had only a two-footer to win the holes.
Skilling had his back turned after hemissed his putt and did not see Lape's ball go around the cup and out for a 6 which halved the hole but lost the match.
Booe had less trouble with Greg Teralman of Pompano Beach, Fla., winning 3 and 1. In the morning, Skilling beat Bob Millard of Frederick, Pa., 5 and 3 while Booe disposed of Rick Shuller of Army Navy, 7 and 6. Jeralman beat Todd Anderson of Wilmington, Del., 4 and 3, while Lape gained the semifinals be defeating DougMonroe of the host club, 1 up.
In finals yesterday, Jim Estees of Bethesda beat Jamie Salyer of Pinecrest, 4 and 3, to win the second flight; Tom Riley of Belle Haven won the 14-15 class with a 5-and-4 victory over Brian Lehnhard of Evergreen, and Len Mattice, Jericho, N.Y., defeated Todd Donlick, Smyrna, Del., 5 and 4, for the 13-14 title.