Jack Wooley, William Thompson, Rudy Vignone and Sid Hawkes combined for a best-ball 58 to win the 13th annual Vince Lombardi Memorial Golf Tournament yesterday at Indian Spring Country Club.
The foursome won the scrambles event by shooting six birdies and one eagle and recording only one bogey on the par-70 Chief course. A morning "early bird" entry in the tournament, which attracted more than 300 golfers, the winning foursome escaped yesterday afternoon's 94-degree temperature that caused other contenders to wilt by the end of their rounds.
House Speaker Thomas P. (Tip) O'Neill (D-Mass.), former Washington Redskin Sonny Jurgensen, former Miami Dolphin Nick Buoniconti and tournament chairman Bob Schmidt tied for second with three other foursomes at 62.
"Vince Lombardi was my last coach and he meant a lot to me. Cancer took him from us at 57," said former Washington Redskins defensive end Carl Kammerer, whose foursome finished tied for second. "It strikes one in four Americans. My father has cancer and I work awfully hard on raising funds at events like this for cancer research."
This year's golf and tennis tournament raised more than $300,000 for the Lombardi Cancer Center at Georgetown University. It has raised $1.5 million since 1971.
Among other celebrities playing were Washington Redskins Mark May, Art Monk, Mark Murphy, Tony Peters and Joe Jacoby and more than 60 congressional entries.
In the tennis doubles tournament, Corky Campbell and Ned Sherer defeated Jerry Gallegos and Jack Ross, 3-1, in a shortened tie breaker to win the Red Division championship. Ernest Wittenberg and Jackson Walter outlasted Norman Dicks and Susan Alvarado by the same margin to win the Blue Division.