Tom Brandes Looks to Seal His Fourth-Straight Senior Title

Tom Brandes of Bellevue, Wash., is once again in position to claim the Washington State Senior Men’s Amateur Championship. In Round Two today he carded a one-over-par 73, and jumped out to a healthy three-shot lead. He is two under par for the Championship.[ The Final Round of the Championship is scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, September 25th, 2014.

The Cedars and Dungeness in Sequim, Wash., is host to this year’s Championship.

Jim McNelis of Gig Harbor, Wash., posted an impressive round of three-under-par 69, the low round of the day in the Senior Division. He sits at one over par for the Championship, along with Ryan Yalowicki of Bothell, Wash. Yalowicki was three under par through 15 holes, but made double-bogies on Nos. 15 and 16 to shoot one-over-par 73.

Brian Shanks of Edmonds, Wash., and John Gallacher of Burnaby, B.C. are two over par for the Championship, four off of Brandes’ pace heading into the Final Round in Sequim, Wash.

Gudmund Lindbjerg jumped out to a five-stroke-lead after yesterday’s opening round when he posted an impressive five-under-par 67. In Round Two, Lindbjerg continued to play well. He finished even par on day two, remaining at five under for the championship.

Shelton Washburn of Chimacum, Wash., posted the best nine-hole score of the Championship. He made five birdies and no bogies on his front nine in Round Two, and narrowed the gap between he and Lindbjerg. He finished with a three-under-par 69, the low round of the day for the Super Senior Division. He is one under par for the Championship, and four strokes back from Lindbjerg.

Joining Lindbjerg and Washburn in the final pairing for the Super Senior Division will be Jeff Remington of Edmonds, Wash. Remington matched his score of one over par from Round One, and is seven strokes behind Lindbjerg.

Steve Lucas of Spokane, Wash. is three over par total, while Travis Gamble of Gig Harbor, Wash. is four over 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 the Final Round tomorrow with live scoring at The Super Senior Division will begin with starting times at 8:00 a.m., with the leaders scheduled to tee off at 9:30 a.m. The Senior Division will begin at 9:40 a.m., with the leaders going off at 12:50 p.m.