July 17, 2013
Rising senior Chessey Thomas finished third during stroke-play qualifying at the 112th Pacific Northwest Women's Amateur Championship on Tuesday.
Being held at Wine Valley Golf Club in Walla Walla, Wash., the Pacific Northwest Women's Am boasts as one of the oldest women's amateur golf championships in the world. The tournament's first championship was held in 1899.
Thomas, a native of Spokane, Wash., won the tournament last year. Watch Thomas' 2012 Interview Here.
The women's amateur championship began with 36 holes of stroke-play qualifying on Monday and Tuesday. The field has been cut to the low 32 players who now advance to single elimination match play, with Wednesday's first tee time scheduled for 7:30 a.m.
Thomas is the No. 3 seed heading into match play, which coincidentally is the same seed she held to win the championship last year. Thomas will be matched up against Kendall Gray, a native of Federal Way, Wash., in the Round of 32. The two will face off at 9:06 a.m. Pacific Time.