Chessey Thomas of Spokane completed an impressive run with a 4-and-3 victory over Amanda Baker of Nanaimo, B. C., in the title match of...
VICTORIA, B.C. — Chessey Thomas of Spokane completed an impressive run with a 4-and-3 victory over Amanda Baker of Nanaimo, B.C., in the title match of the 111th Pacific Northwest Women’s Amateur Championship, held at Bear Mountain Golf Resort.
In a grueling 36-hole championship battle, the third-seeded Thomas led 4 up after 11 holes, only to see Baker, the No. 8 seed, recover and return the match to all square after 18.
“I hit a few errant tee shots and she kept it in play. I really tried not to get frustrated,” Thomas said.
Thomas birdied the par-3 20th hole to take the lead and grab the momentum, and held a 4-up advantage after 25 holes. Baker made one last valiant effort with a birdie on the 27th hole, but it was not enough to overcome Thomas’ steady game down the stretch. She made five straight pars to put away the win.
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Compiled from sports-information reports and other sources.