Two Peninsula-area players won their flight championships Friday at the Virginia State Golf Association Women's Senior Amateur in Hot Springs.
Ann Mennell of Yorktown defeated Anne Gordon Greever of Richmond 2-and-1 on The Homestead's Old Course to win the first flight. Williamsburg's Susan Krancer beat Haymarket's Suki Button 1-up over 18 holes to take the second flight.
Also in the second flight, Williamsburg's Evelyn Evans won 1-up over Richmond's Fannie Mallonee for the consolation title.
In the third-flight final, Helen Ferneyhough of Monroe beat Williamsburg's Susan Mehall 1-up.
In the championship flight, Alexandria’s Shelley Savage posted a 2-and-1 victory over Richmond’s Joanne Kitusky, becoming the first repeat champion since Virginia Beach's Peggy Woodard in 1997 and '98.
Coaches chose Hampden-Sydney to take the Old Dominion Athletic Conference crown, followed closely by Randolph-Macon, Bridgewater and defending champion Washington and Lee. Those four teams were far ahead of the fifth through eighth selections: Emory and Henry, Guilford, Shenandoah and Catholic. ...
Vanderbilt will pay Old Dominion $1 million for a guarantee game in 2014, ODU's first season in FBS, the Virginian-Pilot reported.
ODU also plays at N.C. State and hosts Eastern Michigan and Hampton in addition to eight Conference USA games in 2014. The $1 million is comparable or larger than payments other Football Bowl Subdivision teams are being paid for “guarantee” games, in which no return game is played. ...
The show will begin at Paul’s Deli at 6:30, with the live interview from 7-7:30. Jay Colley will return as host.
The Richmond Kickers extended their unbeaten streak to 24 matches, 22 in the USL Pro league, with a 1-0 win vs. the Charlotte Eagles.
William and Mary freshman Neal Courter (Baton Rouge, La.) and junior Landon Funiciello (Baldwinsville, N.Y.) will be competing in the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Hartford, Conn., from Aug. 15-18.
The U.S. Championships, previously known as the Visa Championships, determine U.S. champions and the U.S. national team for the junior and senior elite levels. The meet will be televised nationally by NBC.
Courter qualified by placing first on vault and ninth on floor exercise at the National Qualifier at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs July 15. There were 14 qualifiers out of a field of 67 of the top gymnasts in the country, including Olympic and national-team members.
Funicello qualified by placing second on rings at the NCAA championships last April.
Former Virginia Cavalier Matt McLean won gold as part of the U.S. men’s 4x200-meter freestyle relay Friday at the world championships in Barcelona, Spain. He swam the leadoff leg in 1 minute, 47.63 seconds, and the U.S. went on to finish in 7:08.05.
McLean didn't swim in the final, which a U.S. relay that included Ryan Lochte won in 7:01.72.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun