Tom Brandes of Bellevue birdied all four par-5s in today’s first round of the 32nd Washington State Senior Men’s Amateur on his way to a 4-under-par 68. He has a five shot lead going into tomorrow’s second round, and is gunning for his fifth title in this championship, having won four straight in 2011-2014. He is the reigning WSGA Senior Men’s Player of the Year.
In the 11th Super Senior Men’s Amateur, Lance Lundy of Pemberton, B.C. shot 2-under 70 to lead this championship by five.
- Senior Men’s Amateur – Results | Pairings | Complete Information
- Super Senior Men’s Amateur – Results | Pairings | Complete Information
“I played with just one ball today,” said Brandes, when asked how he fared on the tight and heavily treed course, with water hazards or out-of-bounds on nearly every hole. “That’s all I’m saying right now. Yes, I did okay today, but it means nothing. There’s a lot of golf to play.”
The two championships are being held concurrently at Port Ludlow (Wash.) Golf Club. Both championships are 54 holes of stroke play and are conducted by the Washington State Golf Association (WSGA).
Both Brandes and Lundy are the only two players to shoot under par in today’s round. The conditions were sunny and mild, with little breeze, but the course played long and tough after last weekend’s heavy rain softened the wooded layout.