DuPont, Wash. – Sean Fallows of Edmonds and Patrick Nugent of Tumwater each shot 3-under-par 69 to earn themselves the title of co-medalists in Washington Men’s Amateur qualifying held today at The Home Course in DuPont, Wash.
Nugent, a graduate of Grays Harbor College and former assistant golf coach, and Fallows, a former player on the Washington State University golf team, both posted four birdies with just one bogey on their cards on the par-72 layout.
Finishing in solo third, with a 2-under 70, was Brian Moon of Lynnwood. It was a rollercoaster round for the former Western Washington University player as he made the turn at 2-over-par, but switched on the afterburners on the back nine to go bogey-free with four birdies.
A full field of 101 competitors teed it up today at The Home Course, with 24 players from this qualifier advancing to the championship proper. The Home Course is co-owned by Washington Golf, along with the Pacific Northwest Golf Association.
Qualifying for entry into the championship proper is being held this week at five locations – Gold Mountain Golf Club (Cascade), Kalispel Golf and Country Club, The Home Course, Wine Valley Golf Club and North Bellingham Golf Course.
A total of 403 players over the five qualifying locations are vying to fill the field of 120 competitors who will compete in the 100th Washington Men’s Amateur Championship, which is set to take place July 6-8 on the Olympic Course at Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, Wash. There are 25 players 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, Sean Kato of Redmond, Wash. shot rounds of 65-69-73 to go wire-to-wire in winning the championship, which was held at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash.