Jay Don Blake made an against-the-wind hole-in-one and finished with 69, and Jim Gallagher was low pro with four-under-par 67 in the Kemper Open Pro-Am yesterday.

Brian Tennyson, who pulled even with Gallagher with an eagle with three holes remaining, bogeyed his 16th and 17th holes and finished tied with Blake for second. Gallagher won $750.

Seve Ballesteros shot 70 in his first-ever trip over TPC at Avenel and tied for fourth with Steve Jones. Tennyson teamed with Phil Blevins, Jim Hair, Ralph Ferrell and Brian Jensen and won the team prize when they won a match of scorecards over two other teams after all shot net 55.

Blake's ace was the first from the back tees on the 239-yard third hole in Avenel's four-year history. Arnold Palmer aced the hole on consecutive days in 1986 from shorter tees.

"The wind was blowing pretty hard in our face," said Blake, a fourth-year pro from St. George, Utah. "I hit it {a 3-wood shot} real solid and it just started huntin' down the pin. It hit about eight feet short and I thought it was going to stop, but it rolled right in."

It was Blake's 11th career ace. Funk Is Confident

Fred Funk looked relaxed and confident on the practice tee yesterday. And why not? Funk, whose family just moved into a new home in Laurel, is enjoying his best stretch of golf since joining the PGA Tour almost two years ago.

Funk is coming off a tied-for-12th finish last week in Atlanta, good for $22,000. Two weeks before that he tied for seventh at Dallas for $30,125. At the end of April he tied for 13th at New Orleans for $17,142. In about a month, he has won almost $70,000, bringing his season earnings to $81,861.

"I'm really happy, but not overly excited," he said. "I have to make $30,000 or $40,000 more to get an exemption for next year. I have a lot of work ahead of me."

Funk, 33, attributed his recent success to an improved short game. He is known as a straight hitter who seldom strays from the fairway. "It's been fun. I have been shooting better on the weekends," he said.

The only time his short game has let him down was recently in 36-hole U.S. Open qualifying at Chartwell in Severna Park. He put himself into a hole with a morning-round 77, then finished birdie-eagle for an afternoon 70 to gain a playoff only to lose his chance to play in his fourth U.S. Open in six years. "It upset me," Funk said.

Funk said one of the keys to playing Avenel is to avoid the sand. "You can't be in those pot bunkers in the fairway or around the green," he said. He also said he must play the long par-4 No. 12 hole well. "That hole is my nemesis," he said.

Then it was back to more practice and banter. "I feel good. It's nice to be home," said Funk.

The Eternal Amateur

The Ralph Vinoviches of the world are the staple of PGA Tour pro-ams. Vinovich, a Tobacco Institute lobbyist from Cheverly, has played in 12 straight Kemper Open Pro-Ams from the time the tournament was in Charlotte, N.C., through the seven years it was at Congressional, through four years now at Avenel. His employers paid the $2,750 entry fee charged to each of the 208 amateurs, four of whom are assigned to each pro.

"Some of it is written off as charity," Vinovich said.

Both Kemper Pro-Am fields -- the 128-amateur Stableford on Monday with lesser-name pros (which costs $1,200 to enter) and yesterday's main pro-am with the bigger names -- are fully booked with eager amateurs ready to tee it up and rub elbows with PGA Tour players.

"The biggest kick was the year {1979} I played with Fuzzy Zoeller in Charlotte," said Vinovich, who yesterday played with pro Greg Twiggs. "That was the year he'd won the Masters and a lot of people were following us. I was scared as hell. But I got lucky, I made some pars and even made a birdie on one of my stroke holes." . . .

Richard Zokol and Harry Taylor withdrew from the tournament and were replaced by Bill Kratzert and Trevor Dodds. PRO-AM RESULTS Leading Pros Jim Gallagher 67, Jay Don Blake 69, Brian Tennyson 69, Seve Ballesteros 70, Steve Jones 70, Clarence Rose 71, Scott Hoch 71, Steve Pate 71, Dave Barr 72, Robert Wrenn 72, Brad Faxon 72, Jim Hallet 72, Tom Byrum 72, Tommy Armour 72, Bobby Wadkins. Leading Teams Brian Tennyson, Phil Blevins, Jim Hair, Ralph Ferrell, Brian Jensen, 55; Joey Sindelar, Bill Hefner, Ralph Hanley, Scott Yohe, Bill Easby-Smith 55; Ed Fiori, John Kyle, Tom DeLay, Byron Dorgan, Samuel Chilcote 55.