DuPont, Wash. – Naoki Easterday of Portland, Ore. shot a 5-under par 67 to earn medalist honors in topping the field at Washington Men’s Amateur qualifying held today at The Home Course in DuPont, Wash.
A full field of 102 players teed it up today at The Home Course, with 25 players from this qualifier advancing to the championship proper.
Qualifying for entry into the championship proper is being held this week at five locations – Lake Spanaway Golf Course, Kalispel Golf and Country Club, The Home Course, Wine Valley Golf Club and North Bellingham Golf Course.
A total of 408 players over the five qualifying locations are vying to fill the field of 120 competitors who will compete in the 101st Washington Men’s Amateur Championship, which is set to take place June 28-30 at Meadow Springs Country Club in Richland, Wash.
19 players are already exempted into the championship proper, through criteria previously set forth.
The championship will consist of 54 holes of stroke play, with the field cut to the low 60 players and ties after 36 holes. The five qualifying events and three-day championship are being conducted by Washington Golf (WA Golf).
Last year, RJ Manke of Lakewood, Wash. shot rounds of 66-67-68 to win the championship, which was held on the Olympic Course at Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, Wash.