People were catching carp and catfish in water two and three feet deep on flooded fairways recently at Belle Haven Country Club. The course, with some holes below the level of the nearby Potomac River, was severely flooded after heavy rains the first half of this month. Leftover mud and silt, especially on Nos. 2, 3, 12 and 15, caused postponement of the Northern Virginia Amateur tournament, originally scheduled to run there Friday through today.
The new dates are July 23-25 . . . The 49th Metro Schoolboy championship starts Monday. The ages 16-17 tournament will be three days of match play. The ages 14-15 will be at Georgetown Prep, with a day of qualifying followed by two days of match play. Last year's champion, Jim Estes of Manor, has opted to play in the Maryland State Junior at Towson Monday through Wednesday . . . Glen Miller and Mike Del Rocco of Chantilly shot 65 to win gross of the Understein Adult-Junior Thursday at Washingtonian National, among 84 teams. Richard and Scott Duma of Salisbury, Va., won net, 61 . . . Amateur Merrell Tallent of Waldorf, who won the recent District trials at Bowie with a drive of 301.3 yards, joins 55 golfers, mostly from the Middle Atlantic, Kentucky and Carolinas PGA sections, in the District 10 Regional PGA Long Driving Contest at the first fairway at Hobbit's Glen today at 4 p.m. The three longest hitters advance to the finals Aug. 2 in Tulsa, three days before the PGA Championship . . . The Tantallon Boy Scouts classic will be July 9, after being rained out June 14 . . . Pohick Bay Regional Golf Course, a new public course at 10301 Gunston Road near Lorton, opened for play Thursday. The par-72, 6,401-yard (from the blue tees) layout is operated by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, which also runs the popular Algonkian course in Sterling . . . Marty Novak of Baltimore shot 69-73 -- 142, and Mark Gay of Rockville 74-76 -- 150 Monday at Andrews East as both gained the U.S. Amateur Public Links championship at Eagle Creek in Indianapolis, July 12-17. Jodie Mudd, winner the last two years, has turned pro . . . Five pros and 11 amateurs will shoot for three qualifying spots Monday at Manor in U.S. Senior Open qualifying. Arnold Palmer is defending champion for the tournament, which wil be July 8-11 at Portland (Ore.) Golf Club.