Today was the final day of three for the Washington Women’s Amateur, and the Mid-Amateur Tournaments at Whidbey Golf Club, in Oak Harbor.

In the Women’s Amateur, Seattle’s Lauryn Nguyen won the tournament with a three-day total score of 215, 1-under for the championship. She started the tournament with a 73 and followed that up with a pair of one under, 71s to win. She was the only player to have multiple rounds under par and she had two of four of the rounds for the entire championship that were under par. She won by seven shots over Woodinville’s Niuniu Zhao, who had a three-day total of 222, 6-over par.

Nguyen is currently attending Northwestern, where last season she broke the school’s single-season record stroke average, with an average of 71.49 for 37 rounds. 24 of those rounds were par or better, which led the team. Nguyen also competed in the Augusta National Women’s Amateur, finished 4th in the Big Ten Championships, and made it to the NCAA Championships where she finished 39th. For the first time, the Washington Women’s Amateur winner receives an exemption into this year’s U.S. Women’s Amateur at Southern Hills in August. Nguyen also receives an exemption into the 2025 Washington Women’s Champion of Champions, 2025 Pacific Northwest Women’s Amateur Championship, and a lifetime exemption into the Washington Women’s Amateur Championship. Nguyen was previously named the 2022 WA Golf Women’s Player of the Year and now has won her first-ever WA Golf title.

Rounding out the top ten for the Women’s Amateur was, Amber Li from Bellevue who finished third with a 225 (9-over), Angela Zhang, who was last year’s winner, and Kennedy Knox tied for fourth one shot behind Li at 226 (10-over). Jillian Breedlove finished in sixth, Aristelle Acuff finished seventh, Lily McCauley finished eighth, Cienna Lee finished ninth, and Emersyn Walker finished tenth.

For the full results, click here.

In the Mid-Amateur, Taya Battistella from Bellingham won with a total score of 226, 10-over par. She started her tournament with the best round of both the Amateur and Mid-Amateur with a 2-under 70. She followed that up with a pair of 78s and held off Snohomish’s Sarah Lawrence by one shot. Lawrence started the tournament with a 79 but improved each day, firing a 75 in the second round and a final round 73 for a total score of 227, 11-over par. Battistella has previously won the Washington Mixed Chapman in 2022, but this is her first individual title. Mimi Bommersbach of Coupeville won the Mid-Amateur net title.

For the full results, click here.


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