Knox Wins Washington Amateur; Three Place in Top 5
RENTON, Wash. – Incoming Husky Kennedy Knox of Normandy Park took home the 28th Washington Women's Amateur Title on Thursday at the par-71 Fairwood Golf and Country Club in Renton. Junior Brittany Kwon came in second while sophomore Adithi Anand tied for fourth. Additionally, junior Winnie Ng tied for 18th and incoming freshman Hannah Elaimy tied for 30th.
"This feels so amazing," Knox said, holding the trophy after the round. "I've been watching this tournament ever since I started playing golf. And honestly it is such a big honor to be listed on this trophy with all those amazing names that I've been looking up to for the past six years."
Knox was solid over the 54-hole event, finishing at even-par every day en route to her even-par 213. She opened the final round tied and paired with future teammate Adithi Anand. Knox took a two-shot lead after her first nine but extended that to seven strokes on the par-4 15th where she birdied and Anand unfortunately tripled. The future Husky's win continues a string of summer success as she recently qualified for the 2021 U.S. Girls' Amateur.
Current Dawg Brittany Kwon turned in a 3-over 216 to finish just behind Knox in second. She saved her best round for last with a 1-under 70 in a round that saw her get to 2-over after her first six holes. She then would knock in three birdies and make par throughout the rest of her round to climb into her second-place finish.
Anand's 5-over 218 placed her tied for fourth. The Redmond native turned in the best scorecard by any amateur during the event as she carded a 5-under 66 during Wednesday's second round. Ng finished with a 20-over 233 while Elaimy tied for 30th with a 26-over 239.