Moscow’s Williams loses at PNGA match play
Chris Williams of Moscow, Idaho, lost in the round of 32 at the 110th Pacific Northwest Golf Association’s Men’s Amateur Championship at Tetherow in Bend, Ore., on Thursday.
Williams, the No. 3 seed, dropped a 1-up decision to Bobby Monaco of Eugene, Ore. Williams held a two-shot edge after 13 holes, but Monaco had four birdies over the final five.
The round of 32 featured many upsets, with seeds No. 1, 3, 4, 6, 8 and 9 dropping out.
Top seed David Fink of Kailua, Hawaii, lost to 33rd-seeded Joseph Harrison of Boulder City, Nev., in 19 holes. Harrison made the quarterfinals by defeating Damian Telles of The Dalles, Ore., 2 and 1.
Second-seeded Matt Rawitzer of Bellingham won his round of 32 match before losing to Tyler Raber of El Macero, Calif., 2 and 1.
Spokane’s Chessey Thomas dropped her quarterfinal match at the 110th PNGA Women’s Amateur Championship at Port Ludlow (Wash.) Golf Club.
Thomas, who competes for the University of Tennessee, lost to Sunshine Baraquiel of the Philippines 5 and 4.
In the semifinals, Lovelynn Guioguio of the Philippines defeated Amelia Ek of Cypress, Calif., 2 and 1, and Aaren Ziegler of Canby, Ore., defeated Baraquiel 2 and 1. Guioguio and Ziegler will compete today in a 36-hole final.
In the Mid-Amateur Championship, Beth Wrigley of Nine Mile Falls, Wash., lost to Sandra Turbide of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, 5 and 4 in the semifinals.
The Spokane Shock added offensive lineman Laupepa Letuli and defensive lineman Mel Purcell to their roster.
Spokane placed OL Palauni Ma Sun and wide receiver Chas Gessner on injured reserve.
The Shock host San Jose (7-9) at 7 p.m. Saturday. Spokane, 8-8 with two regular-season games left, has the inside track to the Western Conference’s fourth and final playoff berth.