Bainbridge Island, Wash. – Angela Zhang of Bellevue, Wash. defended her title at the 30th Washington Women’s Amateur; Jacqueline Bendrick of Mercer Island won her third straight title in the 14th Women’s Mid-Amateur; Kim Shek of Bellevue shot rounds of 75-78 to win the 24th Washington Senior Women’s Amateur; while Karen Madison of Spokane Valley won the 10th Super Senior Women’s Amateur.
Women’s Amateur & Mid-Amateur:
Senior & Super Senior Women’s Amateur:
The four championships were held concurrently at Wing Point Golf & Country Club and conducted by Washington Golf. The Women’s Amateur and Mid-Amateur championships were contested over 54 holes of stroke play on June 20-22, while the Senior and Super Senior championships consisted of 36 holes of stroke play on June 20-21.
The 14-year-old Zhang shot rounds of 73-69-72 to secure a comfortable wire-to-wire victory. She won by eight shots over runner-up Grace Lee of Bellevue.
“It feels great to get the win,” said Angela, “it’s really special to be able to defend my title here following up with last year’s win.” This is the second year in a row that Zhang has won this championship. Last year she was the youngest winner in the championship’s history at 13-years-old. She is only the third player in history to have won this championship twice.
Zhang is the reigning WA Golf Junior Girls’ Player of the Year. She has won multiple AJGA and WJGA titles. In July she will be playing in the U.S. Women’s Open at Pebble Beach.
Jacqueline Bendrick successfully defended her title in the Women’s Mid-Amateur after rounds of 71-76-82. This is the third year in a row that she has won this championship, making her the first person in the history of the event to win three years in a row. Finishing in second place, eight shots back was Sarah Lawrence of Monroe.
Bendrick is the reigning WA Golf Women’s Mid-Amateur Player of the Year.
Katherine Van Slyke of Bainbridge Island won the Women’s Mid-Amateur Net title after rounds of 81-77-67. Van Slyke, a member at Wing Pount, won on her home course.
The Women’s Amateur, Women’s Mid-Amateur, Senior Women’s Amateur and Super Senior Women’s Amateur are four of 14 championships conducted annually by WA Golf.