Trevor Randolph of Potomac and Chris Cazalas of Reston each survived tension-filled, extra-hole semifinal matches and gained today's final of the Bobby Gorin Memorial Junior tournament at Woodmont Country Club's South Course.
Randolph, 17, a senior-to-be at St. Albans who plays out of Congressional, scrambled for a matching par at the 18th hole and finally eliminated Oliver Coune of Bethesda and Whitman High, 1-up, in 20 holes.
Cazalas, 16, a junior at South Lakes High who plays out of Hidden Creek, won the 18th hole to tie the match, then hit a 6-iron shot over trees onto the green at the first extra hole to down Mark McGuire of Vienna in 19 holes.
With the match even at the par-5 18th hole, Randolph appeared in deep trouble when his second shot landed in a fairway bunker on the right side, about 120 yards from the green with a tree between him and the hole. Randolph hit a low shot that stopped just short of the green and he chipped up two feet from the hole. He then matched Coune's par to force extra holes.
Randolph again matched Coune's par by making a tricky eight-foot putt on the first extra hole and won the match with par on the next hole when Coune dumped a tough chip into greenside sand.
In the other semifinal, Cazalas fell one hole down when he dumped his wedge approach at the par-5 16th hole into a lake in front of the green.
Still one down heading to 18, Cazalas made par and squared the match after McGuire drove to the right, topped his third shot and took bogey.
On their extra hole, the par-4 first on the South Course, Cazalas drove far to the right and was behind some trees. He hit a 6-iron over the trees and the ball found the green, some 70 feet from the hole. McGuire pushed his second shot to the right under a tree and his third shot skidded over the green. McGuire chipped his fourth shot four feet from the hole and lost the match when Cazalas two-putted from long range.
Oliver Coune, Bethesda, def. Peter Vartabedian, Bowie, 2 and 1; Trevor Randolph, Potomac, def. Brian Goodger, Laurel, 3 and 1; Chris Cazalas, Reston, def. Mike Benner, Laurel, 2 and 1; Mark McGuire, Vienna, def. Craig Bangor.
Randolph def. Coune, 20 holes; Cazalas def. McGuire, 19 holes.
John Reese, Waldorf, Md., def. Ed Lipski, Cockeysville, Md., 2 and 1; Serge Hogg, Baltimore, def. Robert Duva, Patuxent River, 1-up. Final: Hogg def. Reese, 3 and 2.
Paul Van Zutphen, Gaithersburg, def. Walter Spurge, Olney, 1-up; G.W. Cable, Oakton, def. Whit Staples, Haymarket, 5 and 4. Final: Cable def. Van Zutphen, 7 and 6.