Mount Vernon Country Club welcomed the Virginia Senior Women’s Stroke Play Championship on June 1 and 2. Ninety-eight-degree heat bedeviled the players on the first day, and gusty winds made for tough conditions in the second round.
Alexandria’s Shelley Savage won the title, shooting 75-75-150. Springfield’s Mimi Hoffman finished second, one stroke back.
"The wind was actually tougher than the 98-degree heat," Savage said afterward. "It made club selection difficult."
This is Savage’s fourth title in this event.
Savage is a retired Navy Nurse Corps captain, who works part time at the Virginia Hospital Center in the outpatient surgery center. She is a member of Army-Navy Country Club.
Mount Vernon’s Shawn McCullough shot a sizzling 1-under 70 on the first day, but fell back with a disappointing 83 on the second. Three other Mount Vernon members finished in the top 10 of the first flight: Linda DiVall, 75-84—159; Debbie Simpson, 79-81—160; and Susan Podolsky, 82-79—161. Simpson won low net honors in the flight.
The tournament field included 54 women, aged 50 and older, in three flights.
Belle Haven Country Club will host the Virginia Women’s Amateur July 11-15.
— Michael K. Bohn
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