Prince fires record 67 at PNGA Women's Am
Federal Way, Wash. – Kendall Prince of
Corvallis, Ore. shot a new women’s course
record in the first round of stroke-play
qualifying at the 112th Pacific Northwest
Women’s Amateur, firing a 5-under par 67 at
Wine Valley Golf Club in Walla Walla, Wash.
She has a 5-shot lead over a strong field of
the finest women amateur golfers from
throughout the region.
Prince’s record round included five birdies and
an eagle, and came despite two bogeys,
including a three-putt on the downhill par-5
18th hole, her last hole of the day.
“Nothing really went wrong today,” said Prince.
“This course is a lot different than what I’m
used to. It’s very links style. It was a lot of
A graduate of Lake Oswego (Ore.) High School,
Prince is continuing her sizzling summer, having
already won the 2013 Oregon Women’s
Amateur last month, a championship in which
she finished runner-up in 2012. Last year she
attended Ohio State University, where she was
named Big-10 Freshman of the Year, after
which she transferred to the University of
Last year’s champion, Chessey Thomas of
Spokane, is tied for second after an even-par
The women’s amateur championship consists of
36 holes of stroke-play qualifying held on July
15-16, followed by a cut to the low 32 players
who will advance to single elimination match
In the 12th Pacific Northwest Women’s Mid-
Amateur, being held concurrently at Wine
Valley, Kareen Markle of Meridian, Idaho has a
three-shot lead after the first round of stroke-
play qualifying. Markle has won this
championship in 2005 and ’07, and was runner-
up in 2004, ’06 and ’11.