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 fun.”

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 Arizona.

Last year’s champion, Chessey Thomas of Spokane, is tied for second after an even-par 72.

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 play.

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.

Results For Pacific Northwest Women's Amateur and Mid-Amateur Championship
WinCanadaJennifer HaCanada500
Runner-upORCaroline InglisChurchill, OR400
SemifinalsORMorgan ThompsonTualatin, OR300
SemifinalsWAChessey ThomasSpokane, WA300
QuarterfinalsORAubrie StreetMedford, OR200

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ABOUT THE PNGA Women's Am/Mid-Am

The Championship will be conducted in two stages:

Stroke Play – All players must complete the 36-hole stroke play qualifying in order to determine the 32 players who will advance to match play. In the event of a tie for the final qualifying spot(s), a sudden-death playoff will be used to determine the qualfiiers. In the event of a tie for the Qualifying Medalist, a sudden-death playoff will commence.

Match Play – The General Numerical Draw will be in effect. Single elimination match play, with a 36-hole Championship Final Match. All other matches are 18 holes.

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