Kennedy Knox wins SWGA City Championship

Kennedy Knox SWGA Champion

Kennedy Knox of Normandy Park defeated Kim Shek of Sammamish in the final match to win the 2021 Seattle Women’s Golf Association (SWGA) City Championship, held this week at Broadmoor Golf Club.

Knox won the match 10 and 8, closing it out on the 28th hole of the scheduled 36-hole final match.

Knox, who plays out of Rainer Golf and Country Club, is continuing her summer of good play. Last week she won the 28th Washington Women’s Amateur championship. She has committed to play for the women’s golf team at the University of Washington beginning in the fall.

Shek finished runner-up in the 2019 championship as well, losing on the 37th hole of that final match. She plays out of Sahalee Country Club.

In all, 96 golfers ranging in age from 18 to 80+ from 14 clubs participated in the four-day tournament at Broadmoor. The event adopted the French theme “La Vie est Belle” (Life is Beautiful) and the hosting Broadmoor golf professionals, staff and volunteers all contributed to the festive atmosphere by wearing red berets and red scarfs. The weather, food, friendly competition and extraordinary golf all contributed to a memorable and successful event.

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The SWGA has launched the careers of many outstanding Pacific Northwest golfers, and its past champions include World Golf Hall of Famer (and PNGA Hall of Famer) JoAnne Carner; Anne Quast Sander, who has won numerous titles including seven USGA national championships; former LPGA Tour pro and PNGA Hall of Famer Ruth Jessen; and other PNGA Hall of Famers such as Edean Ihlanfeldt, Pat Lesser Harbottle and Ann Swanson, and many others.

The SWGA is comprised of 14 clubs from around the Seattle area. In existence since 1927, the organization supports competitive amateur women’s golf by hosting individual and team competitions, and an annual city championship for member clubs.

In 2022, the SWGA Championship is scheduled to be held at Rainier Golf and Country Club.

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