RECAP: 2016 WSGA Women's Best-Ball, Round 1

The first round of the 2016 Washington State Women’s Best-Ball Championship concluded today at Bear Creek Country Club in Woodinville, Wash., with two teams tied for the lead. The 36 hole four-ball stroke play competition is being conducted by the Washington State Golf Association (WSGA) and will conclude tomorrow.

Ann Johnson from Kent and Chris Zavada from Issaquah shot a steady round of 1-over 73 that included 13 pars, 3 bogeys and 2 birdies. Both birdies came from Johnson, while Zavada contributed a number of timely pars to keep the pair with a share of the lead after the first round.

Matching them was the team of Leslie Folsom from Tukwila and Shawn Farmer from Bellevue. Folsom and Farmer had a much more up and down round than their counterparts, as they began their round with a 3-over par, 39 on the front nine. They rebounded nicely after making the turn and finished with a back nine of 2-under 34 that included two birdies from Folsom and one from Farmer.

Eight team are within five strokes of the leaders and will be looking to make a move up the leaderboard in tomorrow’s final round, including the team of Katy Wright and Yon Okinaka who sit just two strokes back in third place.

Full scores from round one and round two pairings for championship can be found HERE.

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