Titus and Gardner hold slim lead at Washington Women's Four-Ball

Seattle, Wash. – Kim Titus of Fox Island and Kelly Gardner Gig Harbor combined for a 1-over par 73 to hold a one-shot lead after the opening round of the 22nd Washington Women’s Four-Ball Championship hosted by Sand Point Country Club in Seattle.

Second round play gets underway tomorrow morning at 7:30am.

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Titus and Gardner got off to a tough start, making a double bogey on the opening hole and ultimately carding a two-over 38 on the front nine. But they rallied for a one-under par 35 on the back. The duo is looking for their third consecutive title in the event.

Just one shot back and in a tie for second are the sides of Tina Papatolis of Issaquah and Carrie Jacobson of Kirkland, and Michelle Hood of Sammamish and Debbie Acton of Kirkland.

In the first flight, Sophie Cho of Mill Creek and Jenny Park of Bothell led the way with an opening round of 3-over par 75.

In flight number two, Theresa Menard of Lake Stevens and Lida Tong of Mill creek lead after opening with a 13-over par 85.

The format for the Women’s Four-Ball is 36-hole stroke play (gross and net). The field is divided into flights based on team handicap.

The Washington Women’s Four-Ball is one of 14 championships conducted annually by WA Golf.