Kim Williams of Bethesda parred the first hole of a playoff and eliminated defending champion Amy Geithner of Fairfax in the quarterfinals of the Women's District Golf Association Championships yesterday at Woodmont's North Course. It was a rematch of last year's final.
In other quarterfinal matches, Cindy Davis of Prince Georges, the top player on Furman's women's team and runner-up in the recent NCAA championships, defeated Holly Richey of Army Navy, 5 and 4; Jane Abood of Kenwood eliminated Carol Davies Lillie of Washingtonian, 4 and 2, and Lorraine Elder of Army Navy beat Pat Thurner of Congressional, 4 and 3.
After beating Geithner, long-hitter Williams, 20, said, "I wanted to play her again this year." Williams was one over par for 19 holes.
On the par-4 playoff hole, Geithner hit her second shot into a trap to the right of the green. Williams was on the green in two shots, 40 feet from the hole. Geithner exploded from the sand and her ball stopped 10 feet short of the hole. Williams then rolled her putt to 1 1/2 feet from the cup. Geithner missed her putt and took bogey, and Williams tapped in her short par putt for victory.
Geithner had rolled in a 15-foot birdie putt at the 15th hole for a 1-up lead, but allowed Williams to pull even at the 17th hole when she hit her approach shot into marsh in front of the green and took bogey. Geithner made a pressure-packed eight-foot par putt on the 18th hole to tie the match and send it to an extra hole.
In this morning's semifinals, Elder will play Davis at 9:48, followed by Abood versus Williams at 9:54.