Spokane golfer Chessey Thomas wins Pacific Northwest Women's Amateur
Chessey Thomas of Spokane completed an impressive run with a 4-and-3 victory over Amanda Baker of Nanaimo, B. C., in the title match of...
VICTORIA, B.C. — Chessey Thomas of Spokane completed an impressive run with a 4-and-3 victory over Amanda Baker of Nanaimo, B.C., in the title match of the 111th Pacific Northwest Women's Amateur Championship, held at Bear Mountain Golf Resort.
In a grueling 36-hole championship battle, the third-seeded Thomas led 4 up after 11 holes, only to see Baker, the No. 8 seed, recover and return the match to all square after 18.
"I hit a few errant tee shots and she kept it in play. I really tried not to get frustrated," Thomas said.
Thomas birdied the par-3 20th hole to take the lead and grab the momentum, and held a 4-up advantage after 25 holes. Baker made one last valiant effort with a birdie on the 27th hole, but it was not enough to overcome Thomas' steady game down the stretch. She made five straight pars to put away the win.
In the Women's Mid-Amateur championship match, Shelly Stouffer of Nanoose Bay, B.C., finished off the week with a 5-and-4 victory over Leslie Folsom of Seattle.
University of Washington golfer Cheng-Tsung Pan shot 1-over 73 in the third round of the Southern Amateur Championship in Little Rock, Ark., and will enter Saturday's final round tied for 22nd at 1-over 217.
• The father-son team of Craig and Cody Roth from Bellingham shot 2-under 70 to win the Washington State Parent-Child Championship at Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club in Federal Way by a shot over father and daughter Michael and Rachel Lewis of Gig Harbor.
Compiled from sports-information reports and other sources.