July 13, 2007
WENATCHEE, Wash. - Four current Gonzaga University women's golfers and one of the old guard from last year competed in the 106th PNGA Women's Amateur Championship at Wenatchee Golf and Country Club.
Graduated senior Mary Kate Morgan advanced to Thursday's semifinals where she lost 2 and 1 to Oregon State University senior Jessi Gebhardt of Bellingham, Wash.
The Bulldogs had three other golfers advance to match play. Junior Elizabeth Jarrett of Bend, Ore., and senior Lacey Jo Manwaring of Blackfoot, Idaho, tied for 15th in stroke play at 163. Jarrett had rounds of 80-83 while Manwaring shot 83-80. Sophomore Anna Friedhoff of Portland, Ore., tied for 24th at 165 after rounds of 83-82. Junior Lauren Phillips of Auburn, Wash., finished 36th at 171 with rounds of 89-82 and failed to advance to match play as only the top 32 qualify.
Jarrett lost her Round of 32 stroke play match to Katie Sharpe of Bellingham, Wash., 4 and 2; Friedhoff fell to Breanne Smith of Canby, Ore., 2 and 1, and Manwaring lost in 19 holes to Jessica Black of Bend, Ore.
Morgan won her Round of 32 match 4 and 3 over Molly Black of Bend, captured her Round of 16 match 3 and 2 over Amanda Jacobs of Portland and won her quarterfinal match 3 and 2 over Amy Eneroth of Colbert, Wash.
Morgan, who qualified seventh in stroke play at 157 with rounds of 80-77, fell behind early in the semifinals against Gebhardt who started strong by going 4-up in the first four holes. Though Morgan managed to gain some ground, Gebhardt never lost her lead to secure her spot in Friday's 36-hole match-play championship against Kim Shin of the University of Washington who hails from Mill Creek, Wash.