Kendall Prince of Corvallis, Ore., shot a new womens course record in the first round of stroke-play qualifying at the 112th Pacific Northwest Womens Amateur, firing a 5-under par 67 at Wine Valley Golf Club in Walla Walla on Monday.
She has a 5-shot lead over a strong field of the finest women amateur golfers from throughout the region.
Princes record round included five birdies and an eagle, and came despite two bogeys, including a three-putt on the downhill par-5 18th hole, her last hole of the day.
A graduate of Lake Oswego (Ore.) High School, Prince is continuing her sizzling summer, having already won the 2013 Oregon Womens Amateur last month, a championship in which she finished runner-up in 2012.
Last year she attended Ohio State University, where she was named Big-10 Freshman of the Year, after which she transferred to the University of Arizona.
Last years champion, Chessey Thomas of Spokane, is tied for second after an even-par 72.
The womens amateur championship consists of 36 holes of stroke-play qualifying held Monday and today, followed by a cut to the low 32 players who will advance to single-elimination match play.
Richlands Hope Neidhold and Pascos Jalayne Martinez each fired 83s, and they are tied for 30th place heading into todays final round of stroke play.
Richlands Kristin Strankman is back in 36th after scoring an 86.
Richlands Lacy Skwarek had a 92.
In the Womens Mid-Amateur Championship, Kareen Markle leads after one round with a 74.
Walla Wallas Dona Dunovant is second with a 77.
Walla Wallas Tiffany Buissink fired a 95, while Walla Wallas Sarah Michelson had a 98.