Alexandria’s Rob Menefee led all players at a combined zone qualifying tournament for the 2008 Virginia amateur and open championships at Lorton’s Laurel Hill Golf Club on June 2. Menefee shot a 1-under 141 over two rounds on the demanding Laurel Hill track – Fairfax County’s showcase municipal golf course. David Ramsey (Chantilly) and Jeffrey Topp (Fairfax) tied for second in the amateur qualifying, while Topp finished second alone in the open qualifier. The SunTrust State Open of Virginia is scheduled for July 17-20 at Independence Golf Club in Midlothian, Virginia. The amateur will be at Kingsmill in Williamsburg, June 24-28.
<b>Savage Wins Virginia Senior Women’s Stroke Play Championship</b>
Riding a streak of four birdies on the last five holes of the final round, Alexandria resident Shelley Savage won the Virginia Senior Women’s Stroke Play Championship June 3-4 at the Country Club of Petersburg. The biggest birdie came on the thirty-sixth and final hole. With just a sand wedge second shot left to the green, she told herself, “Just accelerate and stay in your posture. It came off perfect.” A retired Navy Nurse Corps captain, Savage serves as a staff nurse at Arlington’s Virginia Hospital Center.
Other Northern Virginia players in the first flight included Mimi Hoffman (Springfield), third low gross, Arline Hoffman (Alexandria), first low net, and Linda DiVall (Alexandria), second low net.