Gretchen Johnson medals in U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Qualifier at High Cedars

Gretchen Johnson of Portland, Ore. shot 2-under 70 today to earn medalist honors at U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur qualifying at High Cedars Golf Club in Orting, Wash.

The other two players to advance from this qualifier are Victoria Fallgren of Spokane, Wash., who shot 2-over 74, and Shawn Farmer of Renton, Wash., who shot 6-over 78.

These three players will now go on to compete in the 2017 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship, which will be held October 7-12 at Quail Creek Country Club in Naples, Fla.

The Washington State Golf Association (WSGA) is the local representative of the United States Golf Association (USGA) and conducted this qualifier for the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship.

Click here for complete hole-by-hole scores of all players at the High Cedars qualifier.

Johnson was the only player in the field to break par on the par-72, 6,053-yard layout. She was 1-over after nine holes, but birdied four of the next seven holes before a bogey on the 18th.

Last month, Johnson had finished runner-up in the PNGA Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship. Earlier this year, she won the 73rd OGA Tournament of Champions, and made it to the quarterfinals of the Oregon Women’s Amateur.

In June, Fallgren won the Washington State Women’s Mid-Amateur title by nine shots. Having recently turned 25, this is the first time she has been eligible to try to qualify for the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amater. She is the assistant coach of the women’s golf team at Gonzaga University. She has previously qualified for three U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championships and two U.S. Women’s Amateurs.

Last year, Farmer was named the WSGA Women’s Mid-Amateur Player of the Year. She has previously played in the U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship.

The U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the USGA, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.

The WSGA serves as a statewide representative of the USGA and works closely with a number of allied associations within the golf industry for the betterment of the game.