Moses Lake, Wash. – The opening rounds of the Washington Women’s Amateur Championships were conducted today at Moses Lake (Wash.) Golf Club.
Women’s Amateur & Mid-Amateur
Senior & Super Senior Women’s Amateur
Anastacia Johnson of Tacoma shot a two-under 70 in today’s opening round to grab the lead in the 29th Washington Women’s Amateur Championship. She was one of two players in the field to break par in round one, along with Darcy Habgood of Pullman who sits at one-under.
Defending champion Kennedy Knox of Normandy Park currently sits in eight place after opening with a five-over 77.
Johnson just finished her freshman year on the Texas A&M Corpus-Christie women’s golf team. She was named the Southland Conference Women’s Golfer of the Month this past February.
Defending champion Jacqueline Bendrick of Mercer Island shot a two-over 74 to take the first round lead in the 13th Washington Women’s Mid-Amateur. She leads by one shot over Marianne Li of Bellevue.
Bendrick is seeking her second straight Women’s Mid-Amateur title. She was named the WA Golf Women’s Mid-Amateur Player of the Year in 2021.
In the 23rd Washington Senior Women’s Amateur, Kim Titus of Fox Island opened with a six-over 78 to take a two shot lead over Sandra Turbide of Maple Ridge, B.C. going into tomorrow’s final round.
Defending champion Sue Craven of Snohomish sits T3 after opening with a nine-over 81.
Titus is seeking her first individual WA Golf title. She’s won the Washington Women’s Four-Ball Championship five times, and the Washington Mixed Chapman two times.
Marcy Holt of Spokane fired a six-over 78 to lead the 9th Washington Super Senior Women’s Amateur by one shot over defending champion Karen Madison of Spokane Valley and Sunny Sue Kim of Bellevue.
Holt is seeking her first WA Golf state title.
The second rounds of the Washington Women’s Amateur and Mid-Amateur will take place tomorrow with tee times beginning at 10:50am. The final rounds of the Senior Women’s and Super Senior Women’s Amateur begin at 7:30am.
The Women’s Amateur, Women’s Mid-Amateur, Senior Women’s Amateur and Super Senior Women’s Amateur are four of 14 championships conducted annually by WA Golf.
About Washington Golf
Founded in 1922, WA Golf is celebrating its centennial in 2022. It is a 501c4 non-profit, amateur golf association governed by men and women volunteers. Serving more than 80,000 individual members at more than 550 member golf clubs and 270 golf courses throughout the state of Washington and Northern Idaho, WA Golf works to continually expand the game of golf to people of all backgrounds and abilities.
WA Golf also serves as a statewide representative of the United States Golf Association and works closely with a number of allied associations within the golf industry for the betterment of the game.