Folsom, Horwood win PNGA crowns

Updated: November 4, 2019

Leslie Folsom of Tukwila, Wash. shot rounds of 73-76 to win the 33rd Pacific Northwest Senior Women’s Amateur; while Holly Horwood of Vancouver, B.C. successfully defended her title by winning the 8th Super Senior Women’s Amateur, her third consecutive title in this championship.

   Both 36-hole championships were held concurrently this week at Kalispel Golf and Country Club in Spokane, Wash., and were conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA).

   In the Senior Women’s Amateur, Folsom went wire-to-wire in her victory, taking the lead in the opening round with an even-par 73, which turned out to be the best round of the two-day championship. Folsom finished one shot ahead of second-place finisher Karen Darrington of Boise, Idaho.

   Folsom was named last year’s Washington Golf Senior Women’s Player of the Year. Earlier this summer, she played in the U.S. Senior Women’s Open.

   Horwood has now won three titles in a row in the Super Senior. She began the final round in third place, three shots back of first-round leader Phyllis Laschuk, also of Vancouver. But Horwood’s solid round of one-over par 74 pushed her to the top of the leaderboard. Laschuk finished the championship in second place, four shots back of Horwood.