Seattle, WA (Thursday, June 29, 2006) – Kim Shin of Mountlake Terrace continued her solid play with a final round six-over par 80 to claim the WSGA Women’s Amateur Championship at Rainier Golf & Country Club, 6098 yards, par 74. Shin’s three-day total of nine-over par 231 outdistanced Jillian Ferrante of Battleground, who made a strong run in the morning, firing a six-over par 80 to finish two shots behind Shin.
“I have been struggling all year and being back in the winner’s circle puts a little momentum going into the amateur qualifier a few weeks down the road,” said Shin.
In the Senior Division, Lisa Smego of Olympia overtook the leader Ann Swanson of Woodinville, to win the competition by carding a two-over par 76 in the third round, finishing with a three-day total of 248. Going into the final round, Smego trailed Swanson by 10 strokes but her low score of 76 delivered her a one-stroke victory over Swanson, who finished 13-over par 44 for a three-day total of 249.
Even Smego seemed surprised by the outcome. “I thought the birdie on 18 got me second place,” remarked Smego.
The Women’s Amateur is one of 6 state championships conducted annually by the WSGA. Other championships include the WSGA Men’s Best-Ball, WSGA Women’s Best-Ball, WSGA Men’s Amateur, WSGA Member Club Team Championship and WSGA Senior Men’s Amateur.
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