Seattle golfer wins Women’s Amateur

Updated: August 2, 2019

Rino Sasaki of Seattle shot rounds of 71-72-77 to win the 26th Washington State Women’s Amateur; Tina Papatolis of Issaquah, Wash. survived a playoff to win the 10th Washington State Women’s Mid-Amateur; Sandra Turbide of Maple Ridge, B.C. won the 20th Washington State Women’s Senior Amateur in a playoff; and Linda Skwarski of Fall City, Wash. won the 6th Washington State Super Senior Women’s Amateur title in her first attempt.

All four championships were held concurrently at Sudden Valley Golf and Country Club in Bellingham, Wash. and conducted by the Washington State Golf Association (WSGA).

Sasaki, a sophomore on the University of Washington women’s golf team, had a 3-shot lead heading into the final round of the Women’s Amateur. She had taken the lead from first-round leader Suzie Tran of Poulsbo, Wash. Her steady play enabled her to cruise to a six-shot victory over second-place finisher Karen Miyamoto of Seattle. Miyamoto is Sasaki’s teammate on the UW golf team.In the Women’s Mid-Amateur, Papatolis had begun the final round with a comfortable 8-shot lead over Victoria Fallgren of Spokane.