Kelly Salamy, 12, of Williamsburg shot a 3-under-par 63 in the second round to win the girls age 12-13 crown in the Virginia State Golf Association Youth Championship this week in Chesterfield County.
Salamy, entering seventh grade at Berkeley Middle School, improved her first-day score by 14 strokes to finish at 8-over 140 at the First Tee of Chesterfield, seven strokes better than runner-up Danielle Suh, 12, of Herndon.
“I made a lot of long putts for par,” Salamy told VSGA.com. “I just felt a whole lot better today than I did yesterday.”
Blacksburg’s Ben Carroll won the boys 12-13 title by two strokes at 130. ...
Bob Bailey of Yorktown tied for top honors at 71 this week at The Club at Viniterra, taking one of that venue’s 11 berths available in qualifying for the VSGA Senior Amateur. Gary Cicatiello (75) of Providence Forge also qualified.
At the same time, Williamsburg’s Mike McDonald shot 73 to join Cicatiello in gaining two of the 10 spots available in the Senior Open of Virginia.
Centreville’s Jon Zampedro led that group at 71, while three-time Greater Hampton Amateur champ Ken Zecchini of Virginia Beach was at 72.
In the 200-meter butterfly at the U.S. National Championships in Irvine, Calif., Williamsburg's Ben Colley, who swims for the North Carolina Tar Heels, won the "B" final in 1:56.54.
Colley, a Lafayette High graduate, only missed qualifying for the "A" final by one-hundredth of a second. His time in the "B" final reportedly is the fourth-fastest in the United States this season and the 16th-best in the world. ...
Matt McLean, a 2011 U.Va. graduate, won the men’s 200-meter freestyle in 1 minute, 46.93 seconds.
He earned the right to represent the U.S. at the Pan Pacific Championships Aug. 21-25 in Gold Coast, Australia.
McLean was part of the 2012 Olympic gold-medal-winning 4x200 free relay.
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