Washington Women's Amateur Championships Being Held at Gold Mountain

The 27th Washington Women’s Amateur Championship is being held concurrently with the 11th Washington Women’s Mid-Amateur, 21st Washington Senior Women’s Amateur and 7th Washington Super Senior Women’s Amateur championships at Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, Wash. on June 30-July 2.

The Women’s Amateur and Mid-Amateur championships will be contested over 54 holes of stroke play on June 30-July 2, while the Senior and Super Senior championships consist of 36 holes of stroke play on June 30-July 1.

The four championships will be conducted by Washington Golf (WA Golf), and will be held on the Cascade Course at Gold Mountain.

Gold Mountain Golf Club (Cascade)
Gold Mountain Golf Club (Cascade)

Championship links:

  • Women’s Amateur & Mid-Amateur – Pairings
  • Senior & Super Senior Women’s Amateur – Pairings

The Washington Women’s Amateur is the state’s premier amateur championship for women, and traditionally draws the region’s best players. Some of the players to watch this year include:

  • Brittany Kwon of Bremerton: 4-time WIAA 3A Individual State High School champion, 3-time WA Golf Junior Girls’ Player of the Year (2016-18), freshman on University of Washington women’s golf team
  • Gihoe Seo of Mercer Island: 2019 WA Golf and PNGA Junior Girls’ Player of the Year, 2019 PNGA Junior Girls’ champion, three WJGA titles in 2019
  • Montgomery Ferreira of Tacoma: 2018 WIAA 4A Individual State High School champion; older sister Jordan won 2014 Washington Women’s Amateur
  • Sarah Lawrence of Duvall: 2-time winner of the Washington Women’s Champion of Champions (2016, 2018)
  • Angela Zhang of Bellevue: youngest player in the field, at age 11

The Women’s Mid-Amateur field includes:

  • Victoria Fallgren of Spokane: 2-time champion of the Washington Women’s Mid-Amateur (2017, 2018), 2-time WA Golf Women’s Mid-Amateur Player of the Year (2017, 2018), assistant coach for Gonzaga University women’s golf team
  • Tina Papatolis of Issaquah: defending champion of Washington Women’s Mid-Amateur, 2019 WA Golf Women’s Mid-Amateur Player of the Year

In the Senior Women’s Amateur field:

  • Leslie Folsom of Tukwila: 2018 Washington Senior Women’s Amateur champion, 2019 PNGA Senior Women’s Amateur champion, 2-time WA Golf Senior Women’s Player of the Year (2018, 2019), qualified for 2019 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur and U.S. Senior Women’s Open
  • Gretchen Klein of Hoquiam: 2017 Washington Senior Women’s Champion of Champions winner
  • Kim Titus of Fox Island: 3-time Washington Women’s Four-Ball champion (2014, 2017, 2019), 2018 Washington Mixed Chapman champion

And among those in the Super Senior Women’s Amateur field:

  • Sue Ursino of Sammamish: 2018 Washington Super Senior Women’s Amateur champion, 3-time Washington Senior Women’s Amateur champion (2003-05)
  • Linda Skwarski of Fall City: 2019 Washington Super Senior Women’s Amateur champion
  • Karen Madison of Spokane Valley: 2016 Washington Super Senior Women’s Amateur champion, 2015 WA Golf Senior Women’s Player of the Year

Founded in 1922, WA Golf 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, WA Golf works to continually expand the game of golf to people of all backgrounds.

WA Golf also serves as a statewide representative of the United States Golf Association and works closely with a number of allied associations within the golf industry for the betterment of the game.