Lois Ledbetter of Lakewood, the qualifying medalist, and Karen Jones of Argyle, a former winner of this tournament, won semifinal matches yesterday to reach today's final of the Women's District Golf Association Championships at Bretton Woods. The 18-hole final will begin at 9:40 a.m.
Ledbetter, helped by a one-under-par effort on the front nine, took a 4-up lead after 10 holes and held off Brenda Seymour of Chantilly, 2 and 1.
Jones, playing Judi Enright of Army Navy, rallied from 2 down with two holes to play with pars on the 17th and 18th holes, then won on the first extra hole.
Ledbetter, who recently graduated from the University of Alabama, where she played No. 1 on the women's team, had a 4-up lead cut to just two holes when Seymour made a 15-foot putt for winning par at the 15th hole. After halving the 16th hole in par, Seymour had a chance to reduce the lead to one at the par-4 17th hole, but missed a six-foot birdie putt that would have sent the match to the 18th hole.
Seymour, 27, 1985 WDGA champion who plays out of Hidden Creek, said she was having problems hitting her iron shots.
"Overall, I think it was a tempo problem," she said.
Jones, 25, former winner of this tournament and the Maryland Women's Amateur, lost the 12th and 13th holes to fall 2 down to Enright, recent winner of the WRC Cup.
Jones parred the 17th hole to pull within one hole. She parred the 18th hole and, when Enright three-putted for bogey, missing a five-foot putt that would have won the match, it went an extra hole.
On the par-4 first playoff hole, Jones was just short of the green in two shots and Enright was in the sand in front of the green. Jones pitched 10 feet from the pin. Enright failed to get out of the bunker with her first shot and barely got on the green with her second. She then hit her fifth shot, a long putt, and the ball stopped short of the hole.