Shelley Savage of Alexandria has won the Virginia Senior Women’s Amateur for the second time. Savage, a retired Navy nurse, beat two-time champion Boodie McGurn 4 and 2 Friday at the Homestead’s Old Course.
Savage, who first won the title in 2005, never trailed in four match-play rounds, played the final in one-under par. The key shot for Savage came at No. 15 where she hit a 7-wood to within 3 feet for a conceded eagle to go dormie-3. On the next hole, Savage two-putted from 30 feet for the winning par.
Savage hit 13 of 16 greens in regulation, putting constant pressure on McGurn, who made consecutive birdie putts of 15 feet on holes No. 4 and 5 to draw even. But bogeys at No. 6, 8, and 10 were costly as Savage went 3-up.
This is the sixth senior title for Savage who has a state-record four Senior Stroke Play titles, winning in 2005, 2006, 2008, and 2011. McGurn pulled off a rare double in 2009, winning both the Virginia Women’s Amateur and Senior Women’s Am titles.