The 7th Annual Washington State Super Senior Men’s Amateur Championship and 28th Annual Washington State Senior Men’s Amateur Championship began today, Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at The Cedars at Dungeness in Sequim, Wash. The three-day event will run through Thursday, September 25th, 2014.
Gudmund Lindbjerg of Port Moody, B.C. was the star of Round One in the Super Senior Division. He carded a flawless round of five-under-par 67 at the Cedars at Dungeness. Lindbjerg truly was flawless while he ran out to a five-shot lead. He made three birdies on the front, two on the back, and didn’t even sniff at bogey all day.
Lindbjerg is coming off of a win at last week’s Pacific Northwest Senior Team in Sunriver, Ore. He and partner John Gallacher won the three-day team event just four days ago.
Chasing Lindbjerg heading into Round Two is Steve Lucas of Spokane, Wash. Lucas posted an even-par score of 72. He made three bogeys but countered those with three birdies to keep him within striking distance of Lindbjerg with 36 holes left to play.
Defending Champion Jeff Remington of Edmonds, Wash., Robert Denkmann of Redmond, Wash., and Ron Peterson of Coquitlam, B.C. all finished Round One at one-over-par 73.
Travis Gamble of Gig Harbor, Wash., Mark Hanna of Kirkland, Wash., Mike Welling of Asotin, Wash., and Shelton Washburn of Chimacum, Wash., are seven strokes off of the lead at two-over-par 74.
In the Senior Division the field remained much more compact than with the Super Seniors. Three-time Defending Champion Tom Brandes of Bellevue, Wash., will see his name atop the leaderboard once again after Round One. He made four birdies on the front nine on his way to a three-under-par 69. John Gallacher of Burnaby, B.C. and 2014 Washington State Men’s Mid-Amateur Champion Tom Hale of Lakewood, Wash., join Brandes at three under par heading into Round Two.
Duane Diede of Everett, Wash., Brian Shanks of Edmonds, Wash., and Larry Daniels of Seattle, Wash. all remain two strokes off of the lead after shooting one-under-par 71’s.
Ryan Yalowicki of Bothell, Wash., is three back at even par.
Both Championships are being conducted by the Washington State Golf Association. The Senior Division is playing the par-72 The Cedars at Dungeness at 6,553 yards. The Super Senior Division is playing at 6,164 yards.
Be sure to follow along during Round Two tomorrow with live scoring at www.thewsga.org. The Senior Division will begin with starting times at 8:00 a.m., while the Super Senior Division will begin at 11:10 a.m.