Jimmy Miskell of Poquoson, Va., rallied from three holes down and defeated Mark Jansen of Fairfax, 3 and 2, to win the 13th annual Bobby Bowers Memorial Junior Tournament yesterday at Springfield Golf and Country Club.

The match ended at the 16th hole after Jansen inadvertently broke a rule by accidentally grounding his club in a hazard near the green.

Miskell, in winning his second big junior tournament of the season, was three holes behind after seven holes, but rallied and took a 2-up lead heading to the par-4 16th hole.

There, Emmet Schoolboy champion Jansen hit his second shot within inches of a pond to the left of the green. As he prepared to take his shoe off to play the shot, Jansen leaned on his club for support, grounding the club within the staked-off hazard area. Referee Clyde Luther called the hole on Jansen, which also ended the match. It appeared that Jansen might lose the match on that hole, anyway, as he would have done well to hit his third shot onto the green. Miskell put two strokes just off the green.

"I was thinking of taking off my shoe, and didn't even think about the hazard line," said Jansen, who was attempting to become the first player from the host club to win the Bowers.

Jansen said his chances of pulling the match out were "dim, but I had a chance."

Miskell also won the Scott Robertson tournament and was runner-up in the Hampton Open. "I was honored to win a big tournament like this, going from 64 players down to one," Miskell said. "{Jansen} looked unbeatable early. He looked like he wasn't going to fold."

Miskell said he felt he had a chance when Jansen mised a short par putt and lost the eighth hole, and then double-bogeyed the ninth hole to allow Miskell to pull within one.

In the girls final, Marian Sison of Arlington emerged victorious from a tight match, defeating Vickie Linkous of Roanoke, 1-up, with a par for a win on the 17th hole and a par for a tie on the 18th.

Sison, 15, who plays out of Glenn Dale, had fallen 1-down when Linkous chipped in for winning birdie on the ninth hole. Sison then made an eagle to tie the match at the 10th and went on to win. "I've got to control my adrenalin," said Sison, recalling that her iron shot approaches early in the match went over greens. "On the back nine, I took one less club and was hitting good shots."

In the boys 14-15 final, Michael Muehr of Bernardsville, N.J., beat Del Ponchock of Mitchellville, 2 and 1.

In the boys 13-and-under final, Andy Greenburg of Midlothian, Va., beat Joel Radtke of Pontiac, Ill., 1-up.

Maryland Women's Amateur:

Carlene Cassidy of Manor advanced to the final of the Maryland State Golf Association's Women's Amateur Championship at the Suburban Club in Pikesville by defeating Tina Barrett of Sparrow's Point and Bonnie Fry of Maryland Golf and Country Club.

Cassidy, 22, will meet defending champion Sarah LeBrun of Green Spring, who defeated Sally Casey, also of Green Spring, and Carol Davies of Argyle. LeBrun, 21, is a senior at Duke University.

Local golfers Davies and Karen Jones, also of Argyle, were eliminated during yesterday's play. Davies, who played well, was edged by the heavily favored LeBrun, who beat her, 4 and 3, in the semifinals. Jones was eliminated in the quarterfinals by Fry, 4 and 3.

Signet State Open:

Richmond pro Tim White, playing his home course as if he owned it, shot a 5-under-par 67 and took a one-stroke lead after the first round of the $50,000 tournament.

The 28-year-old assistant pro at the Brandermill Country Club was 7 under par through the first 16 holes before he hit into the trees and three-putted the par-5 17th hole for a double-bogey.

In second is Tim Poland, 29, assistant pro at the Kingsmill course in Williamsburg.

Defending champion Woody FitzHugh, a Northern Virginia pro from Great Falls, had a 75.

The 72-hole medal play tournament ends Sunday.