Orondo, Wash. – the mother-daughter duo of Shelley and Grace Metcalf, both from Arlington, won the 23rd Washington Women’s Four-Ball Championship at Desert Canyon Golf Resort, after an exciting seven-hole playoff against Tina Papatolis of Issaquah and Carrie Jacobson of Kirkland.
This is the first WA Golf title, either individual or team, for Shelley and Grace Metcalf.
Going into the final round with a three-shot lead, they were paired with defending and five-time-champions Kim Titus and Kelly Gardner. The Metcalfs carded a 1-under par 73 in the second round, forcing a playoff with Papatolis and Jacobson who had posted a remarkable 6-under 68 to rocket up the leaderboard from five shots back. After a seven-hole playoff, the Metcalfs emerged as the champions.
The tournament had a total of 48 teams (96 players) competing over 36 holes of stroke play (gross and net), with the field divided into three flights based on team handicap.
- Net Champions – Kumi Landgren (Mill Creek) & Jenny Park (Bothell)
- Flight 1 (Gross) – Monika Larson (Fall City) & Samantha Gillett (Bellevue)
- Flight 2 (Gross) – Yeon hee Kim (Tacoma) & Gina Leroy (Normandy Park)
- Championship Flight (Net) – Tami Hansen (Manson) & Pam Banks (Manson)
- Flight 1 (Net) – Sandy Luze (Lacey) & Judi Mendoza (Olympia)
- Flight 2 (Net) – Tracy Cameron (Shoreline) & Lynn Coffey (Coupeville)
The Women’s Four-Ball is one of 14 championships held annually by WA Golf.
About WA Golf
Founded in 1922, Washington Golf (formerly known as WSGA) has grown into one of the largest amateur golf associations in the United States providing a multitude of member benefits and services to more than 86,000 golfers, 520 member clubs, and 260 golf facilities throughout Washington and Northern Idaho.
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.