Army Navy won its ninth straight Women's District Golf Association Division I title yesterday without lifting a club.
The defending champions were hosts for the final matches and sat out, waiting to see if Argyle, their nearest pursuer, could sweep the nine points it needed from Bethesda to win.
Argyle was out of it when its first bracket of Diane Rankin and Carol Mensel lost a point and the first nine to Bethesda's team of Betty Torray and Joan Gould, who went on to win all three points.
Washingtonian, playing in its first Division I match this year, showed surprising strength in taking third place, although tied yesterday by Congressional. Bethesda and Congressional tied for fourth in the final standings, trailed by Columbia and Fairfax.
Army Navy hasn't surrendered the WDGA Cup since 1968 when Bethesda won. Before that the service club won four straight, which means it has won 13 of the last 14.
The Army Navy team didn't lost a match this year and routed Argyle, 7-2, in the round robin.
Two brackets went unbeaten all year: Gerry Cush - Rosemary Marlowe of Argyle and Carol Davies - Emily Baker, of Washingtonian.
In the big match of yesterday, Bethesda vs. Argyle, the suspense was all over after the first nine when Torray and Gould made the turn one up. Torray birdied the seventh hole for her team's advantage. The back nine was decided on the 18th when both Rankin and Mensel bogeyed the short par three.