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Team Canada’s Naomi Ko falls in semi-finals of PNGA Women’s Amateur

Written by Austin Stanton / Golf Canada
(Golf Canada/Minas Panagiotakis)

Team Canada’s Naomi Ko lost in 19 holes to Julianne Alvarez (Seattle, Wash.) ending an impressive run at the Pacific Northwest Golf Association Women’s Amateur at Fairwood Golf and Country Club, in Renton, Wash.

The Victoria, B.C., native won hole No. 15 to take a one up lead, but lost hole No. 17 to put the match at all-square, before losing in extra holes.

Ko finished eighth in the stroke play qualifying at 8 over par (76-74). She def. Clare Dittemore (Roseburg, Ore.) 5 and 3 in the round-of-32 and Ziyi Wang (Stanford, Calif.) 4 and 2 in the round-of-16.

Ko recently finished T3 at the B.C. Women’s Amateur and finished 3rd at the Porter Cup in June.

The 5-year-team Canada veteran reached the finals of this event in 2016.

Development Squad’s Hannah Lee from Surrey, B.C., lost in the round-of-16 to Marianne Li (Bellevue, Wash.) in 19 holes.

Ko’s Amateur Squad teammate Jaclyn Lee lost in the round-of-16, falling 1-up to Gigi Stoll (Tigard, Ore.).

Click here for the match-play bracket.

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