Not many golfers have beaten seven-time Maryland Amateur champion Marty West, but Eric Egloff did it for the second time in as many meetings yesterday, winning their semifinal in the Washington Metropolitan Golf Association Men's Amateur at Bretton Woods.

Egloff, a 22-year-old power hitter who just graduated from the University of Richmond, recovered from 1-down to win holes 15, 16 and 17 and defeat West, 2 and 1. Egloff, who beat West in the quarterfinals of this tournament two years ago, will play Tim Moylan of Beltsville in this morning's final, scheduled for 36 holes beginning at 8.

"I doubted myself for a while there," said Egloff, who said he plans to try the Florida mini-tour this fall. "He {West} is a great player."

Former Montgomery Village assistant pro Bob Fick, now an amateur playing out of International, led Moylan, 2-up, when Fick made a great recovery shot from behind trees to hit the green with his second shot on the par-4 17th. But Moylan countered with a 20-foot birdie to win the hole, and then hit a 5-iron second shot 10 feet from the cup and birdied 18 to square the match.

Moylan won the playoff with par on the first extra hole.

Egloff, of Manor Country Club and Rockville, missed a six-foot putt and lost the 13th hole to fall 1-down to co-medalist West, also of Rockville.

Egloff said an excellent chip shot he hit to within four feet of the hole for par to even the match at 15 might have been the key to victory.

West left a six-foot par attempt hanging on the lip of the cup and took bogey to lose the 16th and fall 1-down. "I couldn't believe his ball didn't go into the hole," Egloff said.

Egloff hit his approach shot three feet from the pin at the 17th and West hit his second shot into a greenside bunker. West blasted out and, after he missed a 15-foot par putt, conceded Egloff his birdie and the match.

In the morning quarterfinals, Moylan beat Larry Spielberg of Westwood, 2 and 1; Fick beat Hal Gould of Belle Haven, 3 and 2; Egloff eliminated Tom Winegardner of Tantallon, 1-up, and West advanced when Pat Tallent defaulted because he was scheduled to play in the Congressional club championship.