Top seeds Alivia Brown of Gig Harbor, Wash. and Amanda Jacobs of Portland, Ore. navigated through their respective brackets to advance to the Quarterfinal rounds of the Pacific Northwest Women’s Amateur and Women’s Mid-Amateur Championships.
Both championships are being held concurrently this week on the par-72 Palouse Ridge Golf Club in Pullman, Wash. and conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA).
- Women’s Amateur: Scoring/Brackets | Pairings | Photos
- Women’s Mid-Amateur: Scoring/Brackets | Pairings | Photos
Brown finished runner-up in the 2015 PNGA Women’s Amateur. She is a recent graduate of Washington State University, where she played four years on the women’s golf team, and is playing this championship on the team’s home course of Palouse Ridge. She had won the 2015 Washington State Women’s Amateur, and was named the 2015 WSGA Women’s Player of the Year.
Also advancing in the Women’s Amateur is the No. 2 seed Gigi Stoll of Tigard, Ore., who recently led her University Arizona women’s golf team to the NCAA D-I National Title. Stoll made it to the quarterfinals of last year’s Women’s Amateur, and has been named PNGA Women’s Player of the Year three times (2014, 2015, 2017).
Jacobs has won the Mid-Amateur championship twice (2014, 2016), and made it the semifinals in last year’s championship, and was named the PNGA Women’s Mid-Amateur Player of the Year in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Advancing along with Jacobs to the Mid-Amateur Quarterfinals is the No. 2 seed Gretchen Johnson, also of Portland. Johnson finished runner-up in last year’s championship, and will be looking to take it all the way this year.
The Pacific Northwest Women’s Amateur and Mid-Amateur are two of 15 major, regional, amateur championships for men, women, juniors, and seniors conducted annually by the PNGA throughout the Northwest.
The PNGA was founded on February 4, 1899. It is a 501c3 charitable, international, amateur golf association dedicated to preserving the true spirit of golf by supporting its allied associations, conducting quality championships, and promoting activities beneficial to golfers in the Pacific Northwest. For more than a century, the Association has been a pioneer in developing competitions and services and its mission has grown and evolved. Today, the PNGA remains committed to being a truly regional organization providing benefits and services to its members and member clubs throughout the Northwest.