Suh goes low to grab round two lead at 103rd Washington Men’s Amateur

Moses Lake, Wash. — Jackson Suh from Bellevue followed up an opening round 70 with an 8-under par 64 to grab a two-shot lead after the second round of the 103rd Washington Men’s Amateur Championship, held at The Links at Moses Pointe.

Jackson Suh reads the green on Hole #7 during the second round. (Photo credit: Christopher Voigt/

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Suh started the day two shots behind the leaders and blistered the golf course in today’s round. He went out in 35 and came in with a 29 on the back nine, which included five birdies and a 113-yard hole-out eagle on the 10th hole.

He enters the final round two shots ahead of a host of challengers: Conrad Chisman from Stanwood, Johnny Carey from Seattle, Max Herendeen from Bellevue, and Dane Huddleston from Woodland, who finished T-2 in this championship last year.

Suh, 25, was a college tennis player at the University of California Berkeley and got into golf because of his parents, brother, and girlfriend. He caught the competitive golf bug after graduating college in 2021 and now splits his time between his hometown of Bellevue and San Francisco, Calif.

After today’s round, the field of 120 players has been cut to the top 60 and ties. Final round play begins tomorrow morning, June 27, at 7:00 AM, with the leaders teeing off at 10:30 AM.

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 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.