Canby golfer claims title at PNGA Women’s Amateur

Updated: August 1, 2011

Aaren Ziegler of Canby, Ore. captured the 110th Pacific Northwest Women’s Amateur Championship at Port Ludlow Golf Club in Port Ludlow, Wash., by defeating Philippine National Team member, Lovelynn Guioguio of Lipa City, Batangas, Philippines 5 and 4 in the 36-hole match.

Ziegler, a University of Wisconsin Women’s Golf Team recruit, went 1-down on the 2nd hole of the match but quickly got back to all square by making a birdie and winning the par 3, 3rd hole. She would gain a 2-up lead by the 9th, and after winning holes 11, 12 and 13, had a commanding 5-up lead at the end of the morning round. The match continued in the afternoon with Guioguio inching back, winning the 23rd and 28th holes to get to 3-down in the match, but Ziegler regained control of the match by winning the 29th and 31st holes with pars to go dormie, 5-up with five holes to play. In true championship form, Ziegler hit the flag on the par 3, 32nd hole stopping her ball 10 feet from the hole and ending the match 5 and 4.

In the Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship Match, Sandra Turbide of Maple Ridge, B.C. successfully defended her title in the championship by defeating 2005 and 2007 Women’s Mid-Am Champion Kareen Markle of Meridian, Idaho 2 and 1. Turbide won the event last year, when it was held at Clarkston (Wash.) Country Club.