Christina Proteau of Port Alberni, B.C. shot 5-over-par 78 to earn medalist honors at U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Sectional qualifying held today at the par-73 Kitsap Golf and Country Club in Bremerton, Wash.
Along with Proteau, the other player to earn one of the two available spots at this qualifier is Tina Papatolis of Issaquah, Wash., who survived a 3-person playoff to claim the final spot.
Victoria Fallgren of Spokane, Wash. is first alternate, and Beau Bremer of Scottsdale, Ariz. is second alternate.
Proteau and Papatolis will now advance to compete in the 2019 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur, to be held September 14-19 at Forest Highlands Golf Club in Flagstaff, Ariz.
Proteau was a quarterfinalist at the 2014 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship. She is a two-time winner of the Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur (2012, 2013) and also won the 2013 BC Women’s Mid-Amateur. Proteau won the 2017 Pacific Northwest Women’s Mid-Amateur, and has been named the PNGA Women’s Mid-Amateur Player of the Year three times (2012, 2013, 2014).
Earlier this summer, Papatolis won the Washington State Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship.
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.
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 USGA and works closely with a number of allied associations within the golf industry for the betterment of the game.