Four-way tie after round one at 103rd Washington Men's Amateur

Moses Lake, Wash. — Max Herendeen from Bellevue, Johnny Carey from Seattle, Conrad Chisman from Stanwood, and Drew Warford from Snoqualmie each carded a 4-under 68 to secure a joint lead after the first round of the 103rd Washington Men’s Amateur Championship, held at The Links at Moses Pointe.

Max Herendeen tees off to begin his opening round at the Washington Men’s Amateur. (Photo credit: Christopher Voigt/

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Herendeen, Carey, Chisman, and Warford hold a one-shot lead entering the second round, closely followed by a group of challengers. At the close of today’s first round, 16 players are within four shots of the lead, including defending champion Christian “Pono” Yanagi and 2022 champion Jace Minni, who are both four shots behind.

This year marks the first time the championship has been recognized as an official USGA Exemption Event. The winner will earn an exemption into the 2024 U.S. Amateur Championship at Hazeltine National Golf Club.

The tournament features 54 holes of stroke play, with the original field of 120 players being reduced to the top 60 and ties after 36 holes.

The Washington Men’s Amateur is the longest-running continuously-held golf championship in the state. Its illustrious history traces the arc and the growth of the state’s golf community. Past champions include Fred Couples, Joel Dahmen, Alex Prugh, Brock Mackenzie, Kermit Zarley and John Bodenhamer, among many others. Complete information and full list of past champions can be found here.

The Men’s Amateur is one of 14 championships conducted annually by WA Golf.