Sports Briefs: Country Club Hosts State Golf Tournament

Sports Briefs: Country Club Hosts State Golf Tournament

Mount Vernon Country Club welcomed the Virginia Senior Women’s Stroke Play Championship on June 1 and 2. Ninety-eight-degree heat bedeviled the players on the first day, and gusty winds made for tough conditions in the second round.

Alexandria’s Shelley Savage won the title, shooting 75-75-150. Springfield’s Mimi Hoffman finished second, one stroke back.

"The wind was actually tougher than the 98-degree heat," Savage said afterward. "It made club selection difficult."

This is Savage’s fourth title in this event.

Savage is a retired Navy Nurse Corps captain, who works part time at the Virginia Hospital Center in the outpatient surgery center. She is a member of Army-Navy Country Club.

Mount Vernon’s Shawn McCullough shot a sizzling 1-under 70 on the first day, but fell back with a disappointing 83 on the second. Three other Mount Vernon members finished in the top 10 of the first flight: Linda DiVall, 75-84—159; Debbie Simpson, 79-81—160; and Susan Podolsky, 82-79—161. Simpson won low net honors in the flight.

The tournament field included 54 women, aged 50 and older, in three flights.

Belle Haven Country Club will host the Virginia Women’s Amateur July 11-15.

— Michael K. Bohn

<b>Lady Titans Basketball Camp</b>

The T.C. Williams Lady Titans Rising Stars Basketball Camp for girls ages 8-14 will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 27-July 1 at T.C. Williams High School. Registration fee is $135 for the five-day event and a $50 non-refundable deposit is due when registering. Balance is due on the first day of camp.

Each participant will receive a T-shirt and certificate, and there will be awards for the winners of 1-on-1, 3-on-3, free-throw shooting, hot-shot shooting, knock out, team competition and for the camper of the week.

Contact T.C. Williams head girls basketball coach Kesha Walton at or 703-296-8717 for more information.

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<b>American Legion Baseball Players Wanted</bv>

The Montgomery College Rockville baseball team is looking for American Legion or showcase-quality players for the fall 2011 and spring 2012 seasons. The Rockville Express of the Cal Ripken League plays their home games at MC Rockville. Contact Coach Rick Price at 240-447-6948 for more information.

<b>Alexandria Titans Youth Tackle Football</b>

The Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities; Centers, Playgrounds and Youth Sports Division is now accepting registrations for the Alexandria Titans youth tackle football program. Teams are formed in the following weight divisions and participate in the Fairfax County Youth Football League: Anklebiters, 75 lbs, 85 lbs, 95 lbs, 110 lbs, 125 lbs, and 150 lbs. Participants will be weighed and assigned to teams according to their weight and age. This program is for participants ages 7-16. Registration fee is $30. All participants must have a Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Identification Card upon registration. The Sportsmanship and Equipment Days will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on July 23 (Anklebiters and 75 lbs.), July 30 (85 lbs. and 95 lbs.) and Aug. 6 (110 lbs., 125 lbs and 150 lbs.). The Alexandria Titans Football Camp (free for Titan players only) will be held Aug. 1–4 from 6–8 p.m. at George Washington Middle School. The Alexandria Titans Youth Football Booster Club is looking for sponsorships for the 2011 season. For more information, call the Youth Sports Office at 703-746-5402 or go on the Recreation Department's Web site at