Kendall Prince of Corvallis, Ore., shot a new women’s course record in the first round of stroke-play qualifying at the Pacific Northwest Women’s Amateur, firing a 5-under-par 67 at Wine Valley Golf Club in Walla Walla.
She has a 5-shot lead after a record round that included five birdies and an eagle.
She also had two bogeys, including a three-putt on the downhill par-5 18th hole.
“Nothing really went wrong today,” said Prince. “This course is a lot different than what I’m used to. It’s very links style. It was a lot of fun.”
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Prince is continuing and impressive summer, having already won the 2013 Oregon Women’s Amateur last month, a championship in which she finished runner-up in 2012.
Last year’s champion, Chessey Thomas of Spokane, is tied for second after an even-par 72.
Charlie Hughes, a recent UW graduate, shot rounds of 71 and 70 to take medalist honors at the U.S. Amateur qualifier at Aldarra Golf Club in Sammamish. Hughes secured himself a spot in the U.S. Amateur Championship in Brookline, Mass., August 12-18.
Eastern Washington was picked to finish second in the Big Sky Conference in a media and coaches poll. Montana State was picked as champion.
Eastern senior safety Allen Brown, senior cornerback T.J. Lee III and senior linebacker Ronnie Hamlin were selected to the preseason All-Big Sky team.
From sports-information reports.