13-year-old wins Women’s Am

Updated: June 29, 2022

13-year-old Angela Zhang of Bellevue, Wash. won the 29th Washington Women’s Amateur. At just 13-years old, Angela is the youngest winner in the history of the championship. Zhang shot rounds of 72-71-74 to finish at 1-over par, good for a one-shot victory in the Women’s championship over Darcy Habgood of Pullman, Wash. The two were paired together in the final group along with Anastacia Johnson of Tacoma, Wash. Zhang and Habgood were nearly dead even all day, but a par on the 16th hole against Habgood’s bogey put Zhang in the driver’s seat.

Jacqueline Bendrick of Mercer Island, Wash. won in a playoff to defend her title in the 13th Women’s Mid-Amateur; Sandra Turbide of Maple Ridge, B.C. shot rounds of 80-73 to win the 23rd Washington Senior Women’s Amateur; while Sunny Sue Kim of Bellevue, Wash. won the 9th Super Senior Women’s Amateur.

The four championships were held concurrently at Moses Lake (Wash.) Golf Club and conducted by Washington Golf. The Women’s Amateur and Mid-Amateur championships were contested over 54 holes of stroke play on June 20-22, while the Senior and Super Senior championships consisted of 36 holes of stroke play on June 20-21.