PNGA Women's: Two rounds down

RICHLAND, Wash. (July 9, 2008)--Defending champion Kim Shin, of Mill Creek, Wash. coasted through her first two matches in the 107th PNGA Women’s Amateur, being held at Meadow Springs Country Club in Richland, Wash.

In the morning match, Shin easily handled Jacqueline Olson of Sutherlin, Ore. 7 & 5, and then closed out her afternoon match 4 & 3 over Carissa Simmons of Boise, Idaho. Shin, the medalist in the qualifying rounds, will face Boise’s Madeleine Shields in tomorrow’s quarterfinal match. Shields, who barely made it through her second match, winning in 20 holes against Marli Mikulecky of Osoyoos, BC, was the winner of last summer’s Big I Junior Classic.

There will be no re-match of last year’s finalists, as Jessi Gebhardt, runner-up to Shin last year, lost in the afternoon match 3 and 2 to Jessica Black of Bend, Ore.

Anya Tanpinco, the reigning Philippine Amateur champion and PNGA Presidential Invitee for this championship, won her first two matches, 4 & 2 over Flora Weeks of Seattle, Wash. and 2 & 1 over Bambee de la Paz of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Tanpinco, who shot the low round of the field in the qualifying rounds, a 3-under par 69, will face fellow countrywoman Chihiro Ikeda in tomorrow’s quarterfinal match. Ikeda is also playing on a Presidential Invitation from the PNGA.

Results For Pacific Northwest Women's Amateur and Mid-Amateur Championship
WinPhilippinesCyna RodriguezPhilippines500
Runner-upPhilippinesAnya TanpincoPhilippines400
SemifinalsWAKim ShinMountlake Terrace, WA300
SemifinalsIDLauren ArcherBoise, ID300
QuarterfinalsIDMadeleine SheilsBoise, ID200

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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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