Lorraine Elder eagled Chevy Chase Club's 11th hole for the second straight day and went on to shoot 75-3 -- 72 to earn a two-shot victory in the Women's District Golf Association's Keefer Cup tournament yesterday.
Elder, 21, of Annandale and Army Navy Country Club, had a 36-hole net total of 141 to beat Nada Reuss, also of Army Navy, who had 143. Reuss, a 13-handicap player, shot an 82 that resulted in yesterday's best net round, 69.
Former Keefer Cup winner Carol Hawley of Chevy Chase (net 73), Carol Davies of Norbeck (73), Betty Lou Williams of Army Navy (71) and Michelle Mackall of Montgomery (74) tied for third low net, 145.
Elder, the No. 1 women's player at Florida State, three-putted the 10th hole for bogey to go four over par for the day and allowed Mackall to pull within one stroke.
The 407-yard, par-5 11th hole was decisive. Elder hit a long drive, put her 4-iron second shot onto the green and curled in a 25-foot putt for eagle. Mackall took bogey 6 on the hole to fall from the chase.
"I think I'll just keep playing that hole," said Elder, who won the Louisiana State women's invitational this spring.
Elder did not play as solidly as she did in Wednesday's opening round, when she led by one shot with 72-3 -- 69. After her eagle, she hit into several greenside sand traps, but saved par twice.
On the final approach, she was faced with a difficult 70-foot sand shot. Her effort was too firm and the ball stopped 50 feet beyond the cup. But she two-putted from there for bogey and victory.