Defending champion Sally Voss and girlhood friend Tina Marlowe meet in the featured quarterfinal match of the Women's District Golf Association Championship at Springfield Country Club today.
Voss, of Congressional, who was graduated Monday from Stanford University and flew here for her first match yesterday, showed little signs of jet lag. She defeated Dottie Frauwirth, Indian Spring, 5 and 3. Marlowe, of Woodmont, breezed past Kathy Ward of Kenwood, 6 and 5.
Others to reach the round of eight yesterday in this tournament, which continues through Friday, were Carol Davies, Washington, who defeated Ruth Ann Verell, Belle Haven, 4 and 3; Nancy Hollenbeck, Army Navy, who beat clubmate Em Kennedy, 6 and 5; Pam Smyth, Congressional, who bested Bertie Dietz, Washington, 4 and 3; Betty Looney, Army Navy, who defeated Linda Guglielmi, Congressional, 6 and 5; Chris Epperly, Army Navy, who outlasted Sharon Briggs, Montgomery Village, 3 and 1, and Pat Thurner, Congressional, who edged Cathy Eyre, Reston, on the 19th hole.
In today's matchups, in addition to Voss and Marlowe, Davies meets Smyth, Hollenbeck plays Looney and Thurner opposes Epperly.
Voss, who made the women's collegiate All-American golf team at Stanford this year, was 3 up at the turn and never was behind. The probably will be her last summer of competition because she will enter the University of California medical school at San Diego in the fall.
The only extra-hole match of the day came about when Eyre, 1-down going into the 18th, put her second shot a foot from the pin for a birdie to tie the match. But Thurner parred the first extra hole to win.