Fran Coody and Lori Soles of Perry teamed up to capture Second Flight honors. They shot 74 the first day and 69 the second, one stroke under and six strokes ahead of the closest competitors.
The team of Lucky Mahler from Warner Robins and Sandy Lee from Perry finished third in that flight with 151 and Joye Marshall of Warner Robins, along with teammate Patricia Smith of Warner Robins, was fourth with 152.
Dana Carpenter of Kathleen, paired with Susie Greer of Perry, finished sixth. They had 161.
Over in the Fourth Flight, Brenda Duke of Perry teamed with Connie Haugabook of Montezuma to win the flight. They carded 88, 77 for 165.
Jeanne Follett of Kathleen was also in that flight. She paired up with Irma Johnson of Fort Valley to finish fifth. They shot 179.
In the Third Flight, the team of Darla Stahl from Kathleen and Brenda Evans of Fort Valley finished fifth with 167 (85, 82). Bonnie Beene and Jean Edge, both from Warner Robins, teamed up to finish eighth. They shot 90, 82 for 172.
In the First Flight, the team of Jo Ann Nelson of Warner Robins and Sissi Gann of Kathleen finished fifth. They shot 152 (81, 71).
In the Championship Flight, Mary Riley of Perry and Gwen Young of Cochran were fourth. They shot 143 (72, 71), four strokes back of overall tournament winners Betsy Butler from Atlanta and Phyllis Foisy from Statham.
It was the duo’s first Georgia Women’s Team title. They upended the three-time defending champions Danielle Davis of St. Simons Island and Ginette Spinucci of Stone Mountain by two strokes.
Ashley Beecher of Hazelhurst and past champion Maria Johnson of Jesup posted the low round of the tournament, a 5-under 67, to move into third place overall at 142.
Butler and Foisy have competed together for a number of years. The duo has finished in sixth place or better over the last seven Women’s Team Championships dating back to 2005. That streak includes a playoff loss for the title in 2006 against Spinucci and Marilyn Nolan-Johnson of Marietta.
After the opening four-ball round, Butler and Foisy led Davis and Spinucci by just one shot. As in the first round, they posted four birdies in Tuesday’s scramble round. Starting on No. 15, they gave one shot back to the field with their lone bogey at the par-5 17th, but made up for it and then some with birdies on the par-5 third, the eighth, 11th and 12th; the latter two they also birdied in the first round.
Savannah Quarters Country Club played to 5,513 yards and a par 72 for the Championship flight. All other flights competed at 5,271 yards. The starting field consisted of 40 teams divided into five flights of eight teams each. The eight teams with the lowest combined USGA Handicap Indexes competed in the Championship flight and were eligible for the overall title.
Annie Law Ma of Kennesaw and Jirapon Carlson of Macon won the first flight with a final-round 66 and a total of 3-under 141. Atlanta’s Farah Reynolds and Pam Mitchell claimed third-flight honors at 156.