Brandes takes early lead at Senior Men’s Amateur; Degrazia leads Super Senior

Bremerton, Wash. – Tom Brandes of Bellevue, Wash. shot 3-under par 67 to grab the lead after today’s opening round of the 35th Washington Senior Men’s Amateur; while Chris Degrazia of Lynnwood, Wash. fired an opening round even-par 70 to lead the 14th Super Senior Men’s Amateur.

Championship links:

Both 54-hole championships are being held this week, September 21-23, at Kitsap Golf & Country Club in Bremerton, Wash.

Brandes, the PNGA Hall of Famer who is seeking his fourth consecutive title, and eighth overall, put together an impressive bogey-free round in today’s opening round of the Senior Men’s Amateur. He leads by one shot over Robert Davies of Bremerton, Wash.

In the Super Senior, Degrazia, was the only player in the field to finish at even-par or better. His opening round consisted of five bogeys, five birdies and eight pars. Degrazia is seeking his first individual state title, having won the Washington Senior Men’s Four-Ball two times (2013, 2015) with partner Mike Hickock.

To be eligible, contestants in the Senior Men’s Amateur must be 55 years of age or older by September 21, 2021, while contestants in the Super Senior Men’s Amateur must be age 65 by that same date. All competitors must have an active GHIN number and USGA Handicap Index issued by a WA Golf member club not exceeding 12.4 at the time of entry.

About Kitsap Golf and Country Club

Established in 1924, Kitsap Golf and Country Club is a classic Northwest layout nestled among the cedars and hemlocks of the Chico Creek watershed. The par-71 layout was re-designed in 1981 by Bill Teufel. This will be the first time the course has hosted either the Washington Senior Men’s Amateur or the Super Senior Men’s Amateur, but has previously hosted the Washington Men’s Amateur on three occasions (1957, 1974 and 1989). Visit for more information.