Dickinson Wins Washington State Amateur
June 29, 2012
From PNGA communications.
SEATTLE - Karinn Dickinson, a 2011 Washington graduate, pulled away from a strong field to win the 19th Washington State Women's Amateur Championship at Rainier Golf and Country Club in Seattle, Wash.
On a day when no players in the field broke par on the fast greens at Rainier G&CC, Dickinson played a steady game to win the title by seven strokes over second-place finishers Mallory Kent of Tukwila, Wash. and Kristen Rue of Gig Harbor, Wash. Playing in the final group and starting the day tied for the lead with Megan Haase of Spokane, Wash., Dickinson started with a bogey on the par-4 first hole.
"Yes, I bogeyed the hole," she said. "But I actually had hit the ball well and I knew there were going to be a lot of bogeys out there by the other (players), so it really didn't fluster me."
She continued to grind through the front nine, and despite bogeys on holes 4, 5, and 8, she played strong from then on, with birdies on holes 9, 12, 14 and 16, putting a comfortable cushion between her and the field. Dickinson ultimately finished the championship at 11-over-par 230, good enough for a seven stroke victory over Kent and Rue.