A total of five players, three men and two women, from Washington advanced to match-play at the respective U.S. Men’s and Women’s Mid-Amateur Championships, taking place this week on the east coast.
In the Mid-Amateur, Daniel Campbell of Bellingham, Arnell Garza of Kennewick and Taylor Klopp of Vancouver all successfully advanced to match play. The three players will complete their first match Tuesday morning, September 28, after the championship schedule was impacted by weather.
Jacqueline Bendrick of Mercer Island and Hana Ku of Seattle were the two local players to advance to match play in the Women’s Mid-Amateur. Victoria Fallgren of Spokane was eliminated in a five-for-one playoff for the final spot in the Round of 64.
Bendrick, the reigning Washington Women’s Mid-Amateur champion, won her first round match by a score of 5&3 over two-time U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur champion Julia Potter-Bobb of Indianapolis, Ind. She will play her Round of 32 match tomorrow, Tuesday, morning at 9:09am ET.
Ku was defeated in her opening match this afternoon by Dawn Woodard of Greenville, S.C. by a score of 1 up.