DuPont, Wash. – Mary Scott Wolfe will square off against Cassie Kim in the final match of the 119th PNGA Women’s Amateur, and Amanda Jacobs will face Jacqueline Bendrick in the final match of the 19th PNGA Women’s Mid-Amateur.
The final matches of both championships will be held Friday, July 23, at The Home Course in DuPont, Wash. The championships are being conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association.
The Women’s Amateur final will be contested over 36 holes, with the morning round teeing off at 7:30am, and the afternoon round teeing off at 12:00pm.
The Women’s Mid-Amateur final will be contested over 18 holes, and will tee off at 8:00am.
Wolfe carried a heavy load in this morning’s quarterfinal match in the Women’s Amateur, when she faced No. 1 seed Angela Arora of Surrey, B.C. Wolfe built a 2-up lead through the front nine, but Arora would eventually square the match with a birdie on the par-4 17th. The two players halved the 18th with pars, and then Wolfe won the 19th hole and the match when she two-putted for par from 12 feet.
Wolfe then beat Tacoma’s Anastacia Johnson 4 and 3 in this afternoon’s semifinal match. Johnson, who will be playing golf for Texas A&M Corpus Christi in the fall, never could catch up with Wolfe.
Kim has marched through the bracket as if on a mission, winning her four matches by margins of 6 and 5, 4 and 3, 4 and 3, and 6 and 5. In this afternoon’s semifinals, she defeated Montgomery Ferreira of Tacoma, who in this morning’s quarterfinal match had knocked off Kennedy Knox, the reigning Washington Women’s Amateur champion.
In this morning’s quarterfinals in the Mid-Amateur bracket, Jacobs, the No. 1 seed, defeated reigning PNGA Senior Women’s Amateur champion Rosie Cook, 4 and 2. Then in this afternoon’s semifinal, Jacobs defeated 2019 PNGA Women’s Mid-Amateur Player of the Year Gretchen Johnson, 6 and 5. This was a rematch of the 2019 final match, which Johnson won.
Bendrick, the No. 2 seed, knocked off Tina Papatolis, 3 and 2, in this morning’s quarterfinal. In the afternoon’s semifinal match, Bendrick defeated Victoria Fallgren, 3 and 2. Fallgren is the assistant coach for the Gonzaga University’s women’s golf team, and was named the 2020 WA Golf Women’s Mid-Amateur Player of the Year.
Meet the Women’s Amateur Finalists
Mary Scott Wolfe of Beaverton, Ore. – 2019 Oregon Junior Amateur champion, rising sophomore on Gonzaga University women’s golf team, where she was named First Team All-WCC. Won the 2020 Oregon Four-Ball Championship, and twice qualified for the U.S. Girls’ Junior.
Cassie Kim of Yakima, Wash. – A rising junior on the Gonzaga women’s golf team. She recently qualified for the 2021 U.S. Women’s Amateur, to be held in two weeks. In 2019, Kim was co-champion for the individual title in the Girls’ Junior America’s Cup, helping Team Washington win its first gold medal in the cup’s history.
Meet the Women’s Mid-Amateur Finalists
Amanda Jacobs of Portland, Ore. – Three-time winner of this championship (2014, 2016, 2018), three-time PNGA Women’s Mid-Amateur Player of the Year (2015, 2016, 2017). This is the third consecutive year Jacobs has been the No. 1 seed in this championship.
Jacqueline Bendrick of Mercer Island, Wash. – Last month won the Washington Women’s Mid-Amateur. Played collegiately at Furman University, where she was twice named All-Southern Conference. She now works as a research associate on the molecular genetics team at the Allen Institute for Brain Science. Jacqueline and her father Terry won the 2015 Washington Parent-Child Championship.