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Match Play to Start in PNGA Women’s Amateur & Mid-Amateur Championships
The final round of 36-hole qualifying in the 101st Pacific Northwest Women’s Amateur and the inaugural Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship brought warmer weather and two medalists at Quilchena Golf and Country Club, Richmond, B.C. In the Women’s Amateur, Kailin Downs of Bend G&CC, in Bend, Oregon, earned medalist honors and the No. 1 seed after firing a 1-over par 73 with a final qualifying score of 2-under-par 144. Downs is one of the top golfers at the University of New Mexico and the reigning Western Washington Women’s Golf Association Junior Girls champion.
In the Mid-Amateur, Marsha Fisher of Willamette Valley CC in Canby, Oregon, shot a 3-over 75 for a 4-over par 144 total to become the first medalist of the new championship. Fisher is a two-time PNGA Women’s Amateur champion and a seven-time Oregon Women’s Amateur titleholder. She is also the reigning Oregon Women’s Mid-Amateur champion.
The first round of match play will commence July 11. The match-play portion of the Women’s Amateur includes the top-16 players from the qualifying rounds in a single-elimination format. The Mid-Amateur will also have the top-16 players from the qualifying rounds make up the championship flight, with two more flights of 8. They will also play single-elimination match play.