University of Maryland golf coach Fred Funk bogeyed the final hole but still equaled Loudoun Golf and Country Club's course record of 64 for a three-shot lead after the first round of the 36-hole Templeton Oldsmobile Classic yesterday in Purcellville.
Funk, who eagled the 14th hole and had eight birdies, approached the 165-yard, par-3 18th hole needing par to break Mark Alwin's 1978 record of 64. Funk's tee shot hit the green but rolled back off. His chip shot stopped 15 feet short of the hole, and he missed the putt for par.
Funk, a former Maryland Open champion, made five birdies for a front-nine 30. At the par-5 14th hole, he hit his second shot, a fairway wood, eight feet from the hole and sank the putt for eagle 3.
Tony DeLuca of Vienna and Joe Max of Woodmont were second at 67, followed by defending champion Webb Heintzelman of Montgomery Village and Fran Rhoads of Holly Hills, who had 68s. Heintzelman birdied the final two holes.
Gill FitzHugh of Fairfax led the amateur division with 69 and was tied with professionals Chris Peddicord of Woodmont and Trevor Patmore of Woodlawn. Tommy Hatcher, 56, eight-time Loudoun club champion, shot 66 over his home course and led the senior division by 10 shots over Wayne English of the District.
Brenda Seymour of Chantilly, runner-up in the recent Pepsi Cola Open, shot 74 to lead the women's division, followed by Judi Enright (76) of Falls Church and Lori Wood (77) of Fairfax.