Port Ludlow, Wash. (July 13, 2011) – Stroke play Medalist, Chihiro Ikeda of Lipa City, Batangas – Philippines continued her solid play winning both of her matches to advance to the quarterfinals at the 110th Pacific Northwest Women’s Amateur Championship at Port Ludlow Golf Club in Port Ludlow, Wash. Medalist, Beth Wrigley of Nine Mile Falls, Wash., won her Round of 16 match to move on to the quarterfinals of the 10th Pacific Northwest Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship.
In her Round of 32 match this morning, Ikeda, a member of the Philippine National Team, coasted to a 6 and 5 victory over Alexus Song of Auburn, Wash. Ikeda used two birdies, one bogey, and ten pars in 13 holes for the win. In the afternoon Round of 16 she would outplay Kyla Inaba of Kelowna, B.C., 4 and 3 never trailing in the match.
Ikeda will play Amelia Ek of Cypress, Cal. tomorrow morning at 7:30 a.m. The other three quarterfinal matches will feature University of Montana Women’s Golf Team member, Olivia Weber of Idaho Falls, Idaho, verses Philippine National Team member, Lovelynn Guioguio of Lipa City, Batangas – Philippines, Tennessee Lady Vols Golf Team member, Chessey Thomas of Spokane, Wash., verses Philippine National Team Member, Sunshine Baraquiel of Lipa City, Batangas – Philippines, and 2008 Champion Cyna Rodriguez of Lipa City, Batangas – Philippines verses University of Wisconsin Women’s Golf Team recruit, Aaren Ziegler of Canby, Ore. In the Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship, Medalist Beth Wrigley defeated Kathy Provazek of Mercer Island, Wash., 5 and 3 in the Round of 16 and will move on to face Karen Kloske of Lake Cowichan, B.C. in the quarterfinals. Returning Champion, Sandra Turbide of Maple Ridge, B.C. also advanced this morning and will face 2008 Runner-up, Anne Carr of Renton, Wash. Anita Wicks of Roseburg, Ore. will play 2005 and 2007 Champion Kareen Markle of Meridian, Idaho.
Shawna Ianson of Boise, Idaho will face Kathryn McGarvey, North Vancouver, B.C. in the last quarterfinal match tomorrow morning. Both Championships will play their semifinal matches tomorrow afternoon.
Designed by Robert Muir Graves, Port Ludlow Golf Club poses a tremendous challenge to the most discriminating player. Port Ludlow Golf Club continues to be ranked year in and year out as one of Washington State’s best places to play by Golf Week and Golf Digest. Esquire Magazine also recognized Port Ludlow Golf Club as “The Most Scenic in the World”. We are also very pleased to be a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.