Tukwila golfer claims championship at Washington Women’s Amateur

Updated: August 1, 2013

Mallory Kent of Tukwila, Wash. went wire-to-wire to win the 20th Washington State Women’s Amateur, while Lisa Smego of Olympia, Wash. won her third Senior Women’s Amateur title at the 14th Washington State Senior Women’s Amateur. Both championships are conducted by the Washington State Golf Association, and were held concurrently at Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club in Federal Way, Wash.

Kent, who just completed her junior year at Washington State University, carded a final round 4-over par 76 to win by one stroke.

“It was definitely a rough start on the front nine, but I was able to get it back going on the back nine holes. I had a few chances at birdies which ended up being easy pars” said Kent. “It was really my ability to get up and down for pars this week that won me the championship” she added.

Lisa Smego of Olympia, Wash. battled through very wet conditions in the morning to run away with the Senior Women’s Amateur. She carded a final round of 8-over par 80 to win by seven strokes. This will be Smego’s third Senior Amateur title; she also won in 2006 and 2007. Her low round of the week was when she carded an impressive round of 2-over par 74 to give herself a comfortable four stroke lead going into the final round.