Thomas, Inaba lead Pacific NW Amateur
Chessey Thomas of Spokane and Kyla Inaba of Kelowna, B. C. are tied for the lead at even-par 71 after the first round of the Pacific Northwest...
VICTORIA, B.C. — Chessey Thomas of Spokane and Kyla Inaba of Kelowna, B.C. are tied for the lead at even-par 71 after the first round of the Pacific Northwest Women's Amateur Championship at the Valley Course at Bear Mountain Golf Resort.
Thomas, who will be a junior at Tennessee, used six birdies to offset four bogeys and one double bogey, to a share of the lead with Inaba. A strong 2-under-par 34 on the back nine propelled Thomas to the top of the leaderboard for the second straight year.
Inaba, a 2009 graduate of the University of Victoria, set a blistering pace on the front nine, including four of her six birdies on the day, and turned at 3-under-par 32. Despite a triple bogey on the par-4 13th hole, Inaba was able to regain her composure.
Megan Haase of Spokane is one shot off the pace at 72.
• Joe Hipp of Tacoma stopped Harry Funmaker after five rounds in a pro heavyweight exhibition bout Saturday in Browning, Mont., where Hipp was born into the Blackfoot Tribe.
The 49-year-old Hipp (43-7, 29 KOs) last fought in 2005.
Funmaker (19-18, 6 KOs), also, 49, did not come out for the sixth and final round.
Compiled from course reports and other sources.