Army Navy met the head-and-head challenge and turned back Argyle, its nearest pursuer, 7-2, in the fifth round of the biweekly Women's District Golf Association team matches at Bethesda Country Club yesterday.

Although, Army Navy took a 6 1/2-point lead, Argyle has an outside chance for the title. Two matches remain, one at Army Navy. Because the host club sits out in the round-robin competition, the service club will have an opportunity to score in only one match. Argyle had its lye previously.

In other matches yesterday, Congressional edged Columbia, 5-4, and Washingtonian beat Fairfax by the same score.

Rosemary Marlowe and Gerry Cush of Argyle were 3 up against Sue Keeney and Betty Looney after nine holes. On the 18th Marlowe rolled in a 15-foot putt for a half on the back nine and accounted for Argyle's points.

Columbia had a chance to tie its match with Congressional but Blanca Fortin missed a short putt on the 8th.

Carol Davis and Emily Baker of Washingtonian have not lost a match this year but were tied by Pricilla Wells and Shirley Wester of Fairfax. Washingtonian won the front side, 2 up, but Fairfax rallied and won the back by the same margin.