Marty West and Henri deLozier, both of Columbia Country Club but with different partners, tied at four-under-par 65 at Chevy Chase yesterday for the first-round lead in the 11th Fred McLeod Eastern Four Ball championship.
A stroke behind were three teams and included in them were Ralph Bogart, who has won 10 Maryland Amateur championships, and Gary Marlowe, of Woodmount, the current Maryland Amateur champion, who is playing with Fred Funk of Montgomery Village. Three other teams were at 67.
Nineteen teams bettered or tied par 69 in this 54-hole stroke tournament, which continues with 18 holes today and concludes Sunday with the field of 60 teams weeded to the low 36 and ties.
West, on his own ball, was out in 36 and home in 31, hitting eight greens on the back nine. He and Bill Boles, a golf teammate at the University of North Carolina 10 years ago, had a 29 on the back for a 67.
The West-Boles team had its only bogey on the fifth hole when both missed the green. West birdied the 11th from 18 feet and Boles rolled in a birdie from 20 feet on the 14th. West birdied the 15th from 30 feet, the 16th from eight feet and the 18th from 15 feet.