GU Assistant Coach Victoria Fallgren Wins Second-Straight Mid-Am Championship

Took lead with one hole remaining

June 29, 2018

TACOMA, Wash. – Gonzaga women’s golf assistant coach Victoria Fallgren successfully defended her Washington State Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship on Thursday, defeating Tina Papatolis of Issaquah by one stroke to finish at +9 after three days.

She began yesterday’s final round three shots behind leader Kim Shek of Bellevue, but was one-under for the day after five holes and took the lead on the 17th hole.

“It was a fight all day,” Fallgren told “I was trying not to pay attention (to what the other players were doing), just trying to stay focused on what I was doing.”

Fallgren fired a first-day score of 73, and bounced back with a final-round even-par 72 after shooting 80 on the second day. She birdied the 16th hole in the last round to set herself up to take the lead with pars on the final two holes.

Just in the past calendar year, Fallgren has won two Mid-Amateur Championships, qualified for the USGA Mid-Amateur Championship, been named the WSGA Mid-Amateur Player of the Year, and won the Washington State Women's Best-Ball.

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