SAN DIEGO, CALIF. — Pam Soliman captured her second Women's Golf Association stroke-play championship in three years yesterday when she shot a second-round 3-over-par 78 for a 36-hole total of 153, and won the 49th annual event by two strokes over two-time titlist Cindy Peterka at Baltimore Country Club.
Soliman, 20, and a member of the Duke University women's golf team, dueled Bonnie Fry for much of the round, before getting some breathing room at No. 16, a 406-yard par-5, where she made birdie and Fry made double bogey.
As it developed, Soliman, the Eagle's Nest women's club champion, had such a cushion that she could make a double-bogey 6 at the last hole and not be in danger of losing her lead. Fry, from Maryland Golf and CC, was even with her until playing the final three holes in 5-over-par.
Peterka, from Sparrows Point CC, finished with 81 for 155. Cheri Cooper of Hobbit's Glen had the day's low round, 76, and wound up at 157, a score matched by Fry, 74-83. Joan Winchester, a former champion, won the Seniors crown with 77-86--163.
Overall: Pam Soliman, 75-78153; Cindy Peterka, 74-81155. Seniors: Joan Winchester, 77-86163; Marty King, 80-86166. Championship flight: Cheri Cooper, 81-76157; Bonnie Fry, 74-83157; Leigh Farrell, 75-83158; Kathy Altemus, 82-78160; Sharon Pusin, 80-81161; Joanne Salerno,
79-86165.; Joan Lins, 76-92168. First flight: Connie Pifer, 80-88168; Pat Hagan, 81-89170; Joanne L. Smith, 82-89171; Kanya Chintrisna, 86-85171; Susan Schuh 79-92171. Second flight: Joy Kirk, 86-88174; Carol Schmidt, 84-92176; Fran Ghingher, 86-91177; Moon Kim, 86-92178; Rita Gillham, 89-90179; Phyllis Schiminger, 84-95179. Third flight: Jane Emich, 90-88178; Jeanne Shehan, 88-92180; JoanKay Kent, 93-97190; Hortie Amernick, 96-94190; Betsy Morgan, 95-97192.
USGA Women's Amateur
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Sarah Ingram, of Nashville, Tenn., and Owings Mills, who shared the third-low 36-hole qualifying score, brought that same game to the first round of match play, as she birdied six of the necessary 13 holes, and was 5-under-par in beating Carol Thompson, of Sewickley, Pa., 6 and 5, in a meeting of Curtis Cup teammates at San Diego Country Club.
Jane Fitzgerald of Kensington, the other Middle Atlantic entry to make match play, lost to Ellen Port, of St. Louis, 4 and 3.
ROANOKE, Va. -- Miguel Rivera, 16, a John Carroll High School junior from Aberdeen, posted a second-round 73 for a two-day total of 144, and claimed a share of the lead in the boys 15-18 division of the Scott Robertson Memorial tournament at Roanoke CC. Joey Chuasiriporn, of Timonium, was at 148 going into today's final round.
In the girls 15-18 division, Jenny Chuasiriporn, of Timonium, had a second-round 73 for a two-day total of 149, and a tie for third.