PNGA Women's Am: Philippine finale

RICHLAND, Wash. (July 10, 2008) – Two members of the Philippine national golf team will meet in the final match of the 107th PNGA Women’s Amateur Championship, being held at Meadow Springs Country Club in Richland, Wash. Sixteen year-old Cyna Rodriguez will face 25 year-old Anya Tanpinco, the reigning Philippine amateur champion, in tomorrow’s 36-hole final. Both Rodriguez and Tanpinco are playing in the championship on a Presidential Invitation from the PNGA.

In this morning’s quarterfinal match, Tanpinco defeated Philippine teammate Chihiro Ikeda 2-up. In Rodriguez’ morning match, she was 4 up with four holes to play against Breanne Smith of Canby, Ore., but then lost the next two holes. However, after Smith missed her birdie putt on 17, Rodriguez knocked her two-foot par putt in to secure a victory.

Rodriguez played flawlessly in the afternoon’s semifinal match, easily defeating defending champion Kim Shin 4 & 3. Shin had defeated Madeleine Shields of Boise, Idaho in the morning’s quarterfinal match to reach her match against Rodriguez. Tanpinco, who had shot the low score in the qualifying rounds with a 3-under par 69, closed out her afternoon semifinal match 3 & 2 against Lauren Archer of Boise.

The PNGA Women’s Amateur and Mid-Amateur are being held concurrently at Meadow Springs Country Club. In both championships, the 36-hole final matches will be held tomorrow, with the first round of the Mid-Amateur final teeing off at 7:30am and the first round of the Amateur final teeing off at 7:39am. The tee times of the afternoon round for both final matches are 12:00pm and 12:09, respectively.

--Courtesy 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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