Randy Morris of Washingtonian sank a five-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole as he and Brian Willard of Congressional spoiled an upset bid by Robindale's Paul Hightower and Ed Volm, 1 up, in the quarterfinals of the Belle Haven Four Ball golf tournament yesterday.
This morning's semifinals show Mike Nesbit of New Orleans and his Baton Rouge, La., partner Mike Still against Wayne DeFrancesco of Lakewood and Perky Cullinane of Columbia at 8 a.m., followed by Morris-Willard versus Butch Mielke of Wicomico and Buddy Peoples of Crofton.
Last year's champions Henri deLozier and Tony Ciconte of Columbia were beaten lby Nesbit-Stilli deLozier and Tony Ciconte of Columbia were beaten by Nesbit-Still in the afternoon quarterfinals, 3 and 2, after deLozier and Ciconte faltered on the back nine.
Morris, a former area junior standout who played for more than a year on the PGA tour before regaining his amateur status, took his team one up when he hit the 520-yard, 16th hole in twoshots and two-putted for a birdie.
Volm evened the match with par at the short 17th hole, but on the 18th hole, Morris crushed a drive, flipped a wedge shot five feet above the hold and drilled in the putt to win the match.
Morris-Willard shot seven-under-par 65 to win the qualifying medal but cooled off and were two over par against Hightower-Volm. Morris-Willard eliminated Glann Barrett and Ken Weakley of Penderbrook in a first-round morning match, 2 and 1.
Hightowner-Volm edged Walker Cupper Marty Wsest of Columbia and partner Gill FitzHugh in the morning in 22 holes when Volm birdied the par-5 fourth hole with a 10-foot putt. Volm sent the match into extra holes by birdieing the 18th hole after driving into a fairway bunker.
DeFrancesco-Cullinane won the longest match of the day, however, when they beat Dave Pelz of Greencastle and Dave King of Bethesda in 25 holes in the morning.