Walker and Bass hold slim lead at 21st Women’s Four-Ball

Emersyn Walker of Lakewood and Kailey Bass of Gig Harbor combined for a 3-under par 70 to take the lead after the first round of the 21st Washington Women’s Four-Ball Championship hosted by Rainier Golf & Country Club in Seattle.

Rainier Golf & Country Club
Rainier Golf & Country Club

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The duo of Walker and Bass started on the first hole and got off to a fairly pedestrian start, shooting a 1-over 37 on the front nine before catching fire on the back nine and firing a 4-under 33 to close the round.

Defending and three time champions (2014, 2017, 2019) Kelly Gardner of Gig Harbor and Kim Titus of Fox Island sit just one off the pace heading into Tuesday’s final round.

In the Net portion of the event, Gardner and Titus hold a one-shot lead over Cindy Minor and Lisa Van Dam, both of Seattle.

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.

Last year, the championship was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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