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Amanda Jacobs advances to quarterfinals at U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship

Amanda Jacobs of Portland, Ore. is the lone player from the Northwest left standing after four days of play at the U.S. Mid-Amateur and Women’s Mid-Amateur Championships, taking place this week on the east coast of the United States.

Amanda Jacobs
Amanda Jacobs (Photo: Jeff Haynes/USGA)

Jacobs, a three-time PNGA Women’s Mid-Amateur Player of the Year and reigning PNGA Women’s Mid-Amateur champion, successfully won two matches on Tuesday to remain alive in the championship. She won her morning Round of 32 match by a score of 1 up and the Round of 16 match in the afternoon by a score of 2 up.

Jacobs will face off against defending U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur champion Ina Kim-Schaad of Rhinebeck, N.Y. in Wednesday’s quarterfinal round.

The remaining three players from the Northwest who were still alive in the championship were all eliminated during Tuesday’s play. Nonie Marler of Vancouver, B.C. was eliminated in the Round of 32, while Lara Tennant of Portland, Ore. and Jacqueline Bendrick of Mercer Island, Wash. were both defeated in the afternoon Round of 16.

In the Mid-Amateur, Daniel Campbell of Bellingham, Wash. and Taylor Klopp of Vancouver, Wash. were both defeated in the morning Round of 64.

Arnell Garza of Kennewick, Wash. was the lone Northwesterner to advance past the first round of match play. He won his morning match in the Round of 64 match by a score of 2&1 before falling in the Round of 32 to Drew Kittleson of Scottsdale, Ariz.