Washington State Men’s and Senior Men’s Best-Ball Championship - Day 1 Recap

Round one of the 58th Washington State Men’s Best-Ball Championship got underway today at White Horse Golf Club in Kingston with two teams tied for first place. Tyler Matthews and Matthew Steele of Bellevue jumped out to a quick start with a 31 on the front nine and finished at 8-under par 64.  Erik Olson and Ben Garrett of Seattle also played a great round after posting back to back 32s to claim a share of the lead and are the net leaders at 64.

The defending champions, Chris Bae of Issaquah and Craig Larson of Tacoma, are currently sitting four strokes off the lead in a tie for third place at 4-under par 68. They are joined by four other teams in third place looking to catch the leaders in round two.

Duane Diede of Everett and John Von Lossow of Kirkland are the leaders in the 21st Washington State Senior Men’s Championship at 5-under par 67 after totaling six birdies.  Keith Best and Terry Vail of Pasco are in sole possession of second place after posting a 3-under par 69.

The 2009 and 2013 champions, Chris DeGrazia of Lynnwood and Mike Hickok of Kirkland, are at 1-under par 71 in a tie for sixth place.

Robert Mjelde of Seattle and Steve Persing of Issaquah lead the net portion of the Senior Men’s Championship at 10-under par 62.

The final round of the Senior Men’s Championship begins at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow followed by the Men’s Championship at 12:15 p.m.