Steve Woda of Crofton and Ray Bellamy of Cheverly won their quarterfinal and semifinal matches yesterday at Cedar Crest Country Club in Centreville to reach today's final of the Worsham Memorial golf tournament.
The 18-hole final matches two 18-year-old collegians who were teammates on the DeMatha High School team that won the 1985 Metropolitan team championship.
"It'll be fun," said Woda, a player for Florida Southern.
Woda beat Steve Clary of Alexandria, 3 and 2, in his morning quarterfinal, and then sank a 25-foot par putt to finish off John Joy of Washington, 2 and 1, in a semifinal.
Bellamy, who plays for Millersville (Pa.) University, ousted Joe Devaney of Dumfries, 5 and 3, in the morning and then beat Doug Ridgway, 3 and 2.
Joy, who eliminated Woda's younger brother, Tim, in a morning quarterfinal, 4 and 3, appeared poised to square the match with Steve Woda on the par-4 16th hole, but caught the tip of a tree branch on his backswing and knocked his second shot into water in front of the green. He took a penalty drop and took double bogey on the hole. Woda scrambled to a winning bogey and improved his 1-up lead to 2-up.
Joy looked like he might win the 17th hole until Woda knocked in a 25-foot putt to save par. Joy, who had a three-foot putt for par, was closed out by the long putt.
Virginia Women's Amateur: Defending champion Donna Andrews of Lynchburg and three-time title holder Jane Mack of Richmond produced a pair of 3-and-2 victories to advance to the semifinals in Hot Springs, Va.
They join 1986 finalist Fran Hensley of Ridgeway and Brenda Seymour of Chantilly in today's semifinals of the 62nd annual tournament on the Homestead's Cascades course.
In the state seniors tournament, Mary Jane King of Newport News continued her quest for a third consecutive title by posting a convincing, 4-and-3 triumph over Betty Wren of Williamsburg.
Thursday, King faces Ruth Ann Verell of Alexandria, who took an early lead over Joan Darden of Richmond en route to a 3-and-2 win.