Nguyen wins PNGA Women’s Amateur

Updated: July 30, 2022

Lauryn Nguyen of Seattle, Wash. won the 120th PNGA Women’s Amateur Championship with a 7&6 victory over Angela Arora of Surrey, B.C.; while Amanda Jacobs of Portland, Ore. won the 20th PNGA Women’s Mid-Amateur with a 1-up victory over Gretchen Johnson of Portland, Ore.

Both championships were held concurrently at Salishan Golf Links in Gleneden Beach, Ore. and were conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA).

In the final match in the Women’s Amateur, Nguyen found herself in a hole as she was 3-down to Arora after the first 12 holes. Then, the momentum shifted. Nguyen went on an absolute tear, winning four of the final six holes in the morning 18 and then birdieing holes two through six in the afternoon round to build a 6-up lead. This shift in momentum was too much for Arora to overcome as she won just one hole the rest of the way and Nguyen cruised to a 7&6 victory.

In the Mid-Amateur final match, the No. 2 seed Jacobs squared off against No. 1 seed Johnson. The two finalists are best friends, additionally, they faced off in the final match of the 2018 championship and the 2019 championship.