Jon Hurst of Woodbridge won five straight holes on the front nine and cruised to a 4 and 3 victory over David Santoro of Arlington to win the 36th Marvin (Bubby) Worsham Memorial golf tournament yesterday at Argyle Country Club.
The 16-year-old Potomac High (Va.) senior won the Emmet Schoolboy title earlier this summer.
Hurst will have his name inscribed on the Worsham trophy that includes such names as Arnold Palmer, who won the first Worsham in 1951, and Deane Beman, now Commissioner of the PGA Tour, who won as a junior golfer from Bethesda.
"I played with a lot of confidence," said Hurst, a self-taught golfer who plays out of Montclair Country Club. "I hit the ball pretty much the way I wanted to each shot."
Hurst, who was 1-under par for the 15 holes against Santoro, birdied holes two, three, and four for a 3-up lead.
Hurst won the fifth hole with par, then chipped in on the sixth from just off the green for a winning birdie and a 5-up advantage.
On the par-3 seventh, Santoro hit an excellent long-iron tee shot that came close to being a hole in one. "It took me seven holes to hit a good shot," Santoro said. He made the four-foot birdie putt to win his first hole of the match and pull within four.
In morning semifinal matches, Hurst eliminated Mike Svec of Potomac (Md.), 2 and 1; and Santoro beat Dan Hoffman of Clinton, 1-up.