Twin Lakes hosts women's pro-am

The Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club course hosted the 2002 Thriftway Washington State Women’s Open Tuesday and Wednesday. Katie Street, a junior at Decatur, was the only local competitor in the Pro-Am field that included international players.

Street, who finished in second place at last year’s tournament, had a two-day total of 181.

“I was confident going in, I had nothing to lose, but I struggled,” Street said. “The greens and pin placements were really tough. I wasn’t hitting the ball like I usually do.”

Denise Philbrick of Heyward, Calif., won the tournament with a two-day score of 147.

Street is coming off an 10th place individual finish at the state 4A high school golf tournament last month.

The Pro-am aspect of the tournament was fun for Street, who played in a group with a professional player each day.

“It’s a little difficult because you’re playing with adults,” Street said. “They don’t show a lot of emotion. We get excited when we get a good shot, but they just kind of stay the same.”

Street will continue with tournaments around the Northwest this summer. She plays in the USGA qualifier on June 24 at Canterwood in Gig Harbor. If she qualifies, she goes to Junior Girls in New Jersey.

“That’s my big one, because a lot of college coaches will be at New Jersey,” Street said.

She barely missed qualifying and was second alternate for last year’s tournament.

Street is also hoping to make the Junior America’s Cup team. Players make the team by compiling points throughout the season.

She was an alternate last summer.

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