The first time Brian Quackenbush and Alan Myers played Woodmont Country Club's second hole yesterday, Myers mastered the 340-yard, par 4 while Quackenbush had all kinds of trouble.

However, when they played No. 2 again as a second sudden-death hole, Quackenbush parred the hole to win the 28th Bobby Gorin Memorial junior golf tournament in Rockville.

Quackenbush, 16, who recently finished his junior year at Oakton High School, never led the match-play event until the final hole. Overall, each golfer won seven holes, with five halves, until Quackenbush parred the second extra hole and Myers double-bogeyed.

"I was having a swing problem on the front nine. I just wasn't hitting it very well," said Quackenbush, who won the Virginia state junior tournament in Blacksburg last summer.

After both golfers parred the first extra hole, Quackenbush hit his third shot on No. 2 from 50 feet to within a foot of the cup. Myers chipped out of the sand and sent it to the other side of the green, 40 feet away. Quackenbush tapped in for the victory.

"I played well on the front nine and then I just started to relax," said Myers, 17, a June graduate of Severna Park High School who will play for the University of Virginia in the fall. "It never should've gotten to 18. I let him have it."

Myers appeared to have the match wrapped up when he hit a 10-footer for birdie on 17 to go 1-up. But Quackenbush evened it on the 18th hole with a brilliant 30-foot putt for a birdie.

"That's definitely the longest shot I've hit in a situation like that," Quackenbush said. "I knew I hit it well, I was just hoping it would fall because I figured he'd make his {five-foot} putt."

Myers had two birdies and two pars on the first four holes to go 2-up. After Quackenbush tied it on No. 7, Myers hit a 25-footer to save par on the seventh and holed a 20-footer on nine to go 2-up at the halfway mark.

Myers was 2-up with four holes left, before Quackenbush won 15 and 16.

"He'd been steady all day so I knew I just had to stay close and start making some putts," Quackenbush said.