Olympia, Wash. – Angela (Zi Lan) Zhang of Vancouver B.C. will square off against Lauren Sung of Palo Alto, Calif. in the final match at the 121st Pacific Northwest Women’s Amateur Championship.
The 36-hole final match will take place on Friday, July 14th at Olympia Country & Golf Club in Olympia, Wash., beginning at 7:30am.
Zhang, the No. 12 seed in the bracket, won this morning’s quarterfinal match 1 up over Grace Lee of Bellevue, Wash. Zhang and lee were tied going into the 18th hole and Zhang sealed the win with a par on 431-yard par-4 finishing hole.
Zhang then beat Mafy Singson from Davao City, Philippines 2&1 in this afternoon’s semifinal match. Zhang won the first hole and never looked back. She got the match to 4 up at one point and Simpson could not overcome the deficit.
Sung, the No. 15 seed, earned a spot in the final match after two victories today that each lasted a full 18-holes. In this morning’s quarterfinal match she defeated Adithi Anand of Issaquah, Wash. 1 up in a tightly-contested match. In the afternoon semifinal, Sung was down three at the turn, but rallied back to defeat Yvonne Vinceri of Redmond, Ore. by a score of 1 up.
Meet the Women’s Amateur Finalists:
- Angela (Zi Lan) Zhang of Vancouver, B.C. – Played one season of golf on the women’s golf team at Dartmouth University (2019-20) and was named Co-MVP of the team after earning one top-10 and three top-25 finishes in four starts. She plays out Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club in Vancouver, B.C.
- Lauren Sung of Palo Alto, Calif. – A rising sophomore on the University of Michigan women’s golf team, Sung played in 10 tournaments during her freshman year. In 2018 at age 14, she qualified and played in the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship.
First held in 1899, the Pacific Northwest Women’s Amateur Championship is one of the oldest amateur golf championships in the world. Past champions include Pacific Northwest Golf Hall of Famers who made up the Golden Age of female golfers in the Northwest such as JoAnne Carner, Jo Ann Washam, Pat Lesser Harbottle, Edean Ihlanfeldt, Violet Pooly Sweeney, Marcia Fisher, and Betty Jean Hulteng, among others. Past champions also include many others who would later go on to the LPGA Tour, such as Jimin Kang, Peggy Conley, Ruth Jessen and Shirley Englehorn.
The PNGA Women’s Amateur is one of 11 major, regional, amateur championships for men, women, juniors and senior conducted annually by the PNGA throughout the Northwest.
About Olympia Country & Golf Club
The Olympia Country & Golf Club (OCGC) has a long history in Olympia. It was founded in 1917 and in 1925 the club was relocated to its current location on Butler Cove. It started as a 9-hole course and expanded to an 18-hole course in 1958. Known for its tight fairways and lightning-fast greens, the course has played host to Olympia families for generations.