Baumgart, Jacobs take top seeds in PNGA Women's Am, Mid-am
Emily Baumgart and Amanda Jacobs (PNGA photo)
Emily Baumgart and Amanda Jacobs (PNGA photo)

Emily Baumgart of Walla Walla, Wash., posted rounds of 73-66 to earn medalist honors in the 118th Pacific Northwest Women’s Amateur Championship, while Amanda Jacobs of Portland shot rounds of 67-72 to easily earn medalist honors in the 18th Pacific Northwest Women’s Mid-Amateur.

Both championships are being held concurrently this week on the par-71 Arrowhead Golf Club in Molalla, Ore., and are conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA).

Baumgart and Jacobs have earned the No. 1 seeds in their respective match-play brackets. For the Women’s Amateur, 32 players advance to match play, while 16 players continue in the Women’s Mid-Amateur bracket.

The format will now be 18-hole single-elimination match play starting Wednesday, July 17, with the final match for each being contested on Friday, July 19. The Women’s Amateur will have a 36-hole final match, and the Mid-Amateur final match will be contested over 18 holes.

In the Women’s Amateur, Baumgart’s round of 5-under-par 66 today included six birdies against one bogey. She is a two-time Washington Class B High School individual state champion, who now is a sophomore on the Washington State University women’s golf team. Earlier this month, she qualified for the 2019 U.S. Women’s Amateur, which will be held in August.

For Jacobs, this is the second consecutive No. 1 seeding she has earned in the Women’s Mid-Amateur. She has her sights on her fourth title in this championship. She is the defending champion, and also won in 2014 and 2016. Jacobs is a three-time PNGA Women’s Mid-Amateur Player of the Year.

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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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