Fairwood Golf and Country Club in Renton, Wash. is hosting the 20th Washington State Women’s Best-Ball Championship, conducted by the Washington State Golf Association (WSGA).
The two-day championship is being held May 20-21, and includes many of the top women amateur golfers from Washington and Northern Idaho.
Highlighting the field are Kelly Gardner of Gig Harbor, Wash. and Kim Titus of Fox Island, Wash., who have twice won this championship (2014, 2017).
Defending champions Leslie Folsom of Tukwila, Wash. and Victoria Fallgren of Spokane withdrew from this year’s field when Folsom qualified for this week’s U.S. Senior Women’s Open, held at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club in Southern Pines, N.C. Fallgren traveled with Folsom to caddie for her at the Open. Folsom has won the Women’s Best-Ball nine times with other partners and was named the 2018 WSGA Senior Women’s Player of the Year, and Fallgren was selected the 2018 WSGA Women’s Mid-Amateur Player of the Year.
The format for the WSGA Women’s Best-Ball is 36-hole Four-Ball stroke play (gross and net). The field will be divided into flights based on team handicap.
Founded in 1922, the WSGA is a 501c4 non-profit, amateur golf association governed by men and women volunteers. Serving nearly 70,000 individual members at more than 550 member golf clubs and 270 golf courses throughout the state of Washington and Northern Idaho, the WSGA works to continually expand the game of golf to people of all backgrounds.
The WSGA also serves as a statewide representative of the United States Golf Association (USGA) and works closely with a number of allied associations within the golf industry for the betterment of the game.