Low scores after round one at 11th Annual Champion of Champions

Good players shot some low numbers during round one in the 11th Annual Washington Champion of Champions, being held this week at The Home Course in DuPont, Wash.

Players battled through foggy conditions during Thursday's opening round.
Players battled through foggy conditions during Thursday’s opening round.

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Jack Meehan of Woodinville had the low round of the day, shooting 7-under 65 to lead the Men’s division. He had eight birdies on the day, including birdies on three of his last four holes. Meehan earned a spot in this championship by being the 2018 Men’s Club champion of Bear Creek Country Club in Woodinville.

Keith Crimp is looking for his third title in the Senior Men’s division, having previously won the title in 2013 and 2014. He shot 5-under 67 in today’s first round, and holds a four-shot lead over Ken Wade of Kennewick. Wade had qualified for the Champion of Champions by being the 2019 Canyon Lakes Senior Men’s Club champion. Along with his two titles in this championship, Crimp is also the 2019 Ellensburg Golf and Country Club Men’s Club champion.

In the Women’s division, Victoria Fallgren of Spokane shot 4-under 68, and holds a three-shot lead over Lily McCauley of Olympia. Fallgren won this title last year, and is looking to defend her title. McCauley won the 2019 Washington State Junior Girls’ title and just yesterday qualified for the 2021 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball.

Debbie Acton of Kirkland leads the Senior Women’s division, shooting a 1-over 73. Acton is the women’s club champion at Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish.

The championship is being played over 36 holes of stroke play on October 1-2. This year’s field consists of 106 champions from around the state of Washington and Northern Idaho, competing in four divisions – Men, Senior Men, Women and Senior Women. It is hosted annually at The Home Course, which is cooperatively owned and operated by Washington Golf and the Pacific Northwest Golf Association.

This championship is typically held at the beginning of each golf season, but due to COVID-19 health and safety recommendations, this year’s championship was postponed until October 1-2.

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