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Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club, Federal Way, Wash. (July 14, 2005) -– Paige Mackenzie of Yakima, Wash. and Taylor Leon of Dallas, Texas will meet in the final match for the 104th PNGA Women’s Amateur Championship. Mackenzie was challenged in her morning match by Blair Ressler of Bellingham, Wash. as it took one playoff hole to finally get a victory. The left-handed Ressler sank a 12 foot right-to-left bending, birdie putt on the eighteenth hole and forced Mackenzie to sink a 10 foot putt for a playoff. On the first playoff hole, a par 5, Mackenzie sealed the deal as she sank a 12 foot eagle putt that was set up by a second shot 3-wood from over 210 yards. She concluded her day with a 5 up with 4 to play victory over fellow University of Washington teammate Amy Wang of Kirkland, Wash. in her afternoon match. Mackenzie will play Taylor Leon of Dallas, TX in the 36 hole final. Leon defeated Jillian Ferrante of Battle Ground, Wash. 4 up with 3 holes to play. Leon has displayed dominance by defeating her opponents early in her matches. She has not had a match go beyond the 16th hole. The 36 hole championship match should be hard-fought and likely will go the distance.

In the 4th PNGA Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship, Lisa Smego of Olympia, Wash. and Kareen Markle of Eagle, Idaho will meet in the championship match. Smego, the defending champion, defeated Leslie Folsom of Renton, Wash. 3 up with 2 to play. Markle defeated Tarie Lebeck of Bellevue, Wash. by winning the eighteenth hole of their match. Lebeck won the 17th to put the match at all square, but hit her tee shot out of bounds on hole 18. This will be a rematch of last year’s championship match at Bend Golf & Country Club. Smego defeated Markle on their first playoff hole for the championship. The Championship matches for both the Amateur and Mid-Amateur will get underway at 7:30am and 7:38am respectively. After their first 18 holes are completed, the final 18 holes will get underway at 12:00pm and 12:08.

Results Follow:

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Women’s Amateur - Results Round -- (Quarterfinal) Paige Mackenzie, Yakima, Wash. (149) def. Blair Ressler, Bellingham, Wash. (158), 19 holes Amy Wang, Kirkland, Wash. (152) def. Maria Kostina, Hayden Lake, Idaho (167), 2 and 1 Taylor Leon, Dallas, Texas (155) def. Anastasia Kostina, Pullman, Wash. (150), 3 and 2 Jillian Ferrante, Battle Ground, Wash. (151) def. Meredith Jones, Eugene, Ore. (154), 1 up Round -- (Semifinal) Paige Mackenzie, Yakima, Wash. (149) def. Amy Wang, Kirkland, Wash. (152), 5 and 4 Taylor Leon, Dallas, Texas (155) def. Jillian Ferrante, Battle Ground, Wash. (151), 4 and 3 Women’s Mid-Amateur – Results

Round -- (Quarterfinal) Leslie Folsom, Renton, Wash. (151) def. Michiyo Nakamura, Seattle, Wash. (172), 5 and 4 Lisa Smego, Olympia, Wash. (162) def. Kim Titus, Gig Harbor, Wash. (164), 3 and 2 Tarie Lebeck, Bellevue, Wash. (160) def. Lynn Kuehn, LaCombe, AB (167), 4 and 3 Kareen Markle, Eagle, Idaho (166) def. Debra Myers, Seattle, Wash. (177), 2 up

Round (Semifinals) Lisa Smego, Olympia, Wash. (162) def. Leslie Folsom, Renton, Wash. (151), 3 and 2 Kareen Markle, Eagle, Idaho (166) def. Tarie Lebeck, Bellevue, Wash. (160), 1 up First Flight (Semifinals) Robin Cole, Ellensburg, Wash. (180) def. Linda Tungsvik, Des Moines, Wash. (183) 3 and 2 Stephanie McBee, Federal Way, Wash. (182) def Mickey Nojima, Remond, Wash. (182) 4 and 3 Second Flight (Semifinals) Patty Knight (190) def. Jan Landberg, Friday Harbor, Wash. (195) 3 and 1 Crystal Baker, Seattle, Wash. (198) def. Denise Petryk, Lakewood, Wash. (192) 2 and 1

ABOUT THE PNGA Women's Am/Mid-Am

36-hole stroke play qualifying followed by single- elimination match play (one Championship Flight of 32 players). No age limit (entrants under 18 years of age must have a handicap index/factor of 5.0 or less). Entrants must be members in good standing of a PNGA member club.

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