WILLIAMSBURG, AUG. 26 -- University of Maryland golf coach Fred Funk birdied four of the first six holes today at Golden Horseshoe and finished with 2-under-par 69 to win by 10 strokes his first Middle Atlantic PGA championship.

Funk, 31, the Middle Atlantic section's leading money winner, finished with a 54-hole total of 8-under-par 205 and won $2,625. He had an eight-stroke lead entering the final round.

"He hits the fairway and putts great," said Fred Gibson, who finished second (71 -- 215). Gibson, who started the day in second, was 1 under par after six holes but behind by five more strokes. "After that, I just thought about finishing second," said Gibson, of Washington's East Potomac.

Funk birdied the second hole and then, after a par, made three straight birdies, but said after that he got "real defensive, for some reason."

"I thought I could {shoot three rounds in the 60s at Golden Horseshoe}," Funk said. "I didn't know I would. There is a difference between could and would. It's been a good year."

Former champion Woody FitzHugh made a hole-in-one, using a 6-iron on the third hole, and finished third at 68 -- 216.

"He's nothing showy, nothing overwhelming," FitzHugh said of Funk. "Just deadly accurate."

Jack Snyder of Palmyra, Va., finished fourth at 72 -- 217, followed at 219 by A.J. Duncan of Fredericksburg (72) and Mike Moyers of Stanardsville, Va., (71).

Bill Sporre of Crofton (74) was low senior and tied at 224 with defending champion Larry Ringer of the Naval Academy (75) and Glenn Brown of Westwood (73).

"I just wanted to keep it in play," said Funk, who said he will try to qualify for the PGA Tour this fall.

U.S. Amateur:

At Jupiter, Fla., Scott Gump, a former University of Miami player who barely made his tee time, shot a 2-under-par 70 to become the medalist at the 87th U.S. Amateur.

Gump, who arrived at the Jupiter Hills Club just 15 minutes before starting the second round of medal play, finished with a 36-hole qualifying total of 3-under-par 141. The format switches to match play today with 64 players remaining in the chase for the oldest golf title in the United States.

Among the players missing the cut was Jack Nicklaus' youngest son Gary. Young Nicklaus followed his first-day 79 with an 82.

PGA Junior:

At Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Thomas Hurley of Darien, Conn., shot a 1-over-par 73 to take the second-round lead in the boys' division of the PGA Junior Championship.

Vicki Goetz, 14, of Hull, Ga., shot her second consecutive 75 to maintain her lead in the girls division.