Round one of the 59th Washington State Men’s Best-Ball Championship got underway today at Inglewood Golf Club in Kenmore, Wash. Defending champions Tyler Matthews and Matthew Steele of Bellevue, Wash. jumped out to a hot start to finish with an eight-under-par 65, the same score to par that they posted in the first round of the 2014 Championship.
Trailing closely are Britten Barker of Tacoma, Wash. and Matt Harnish of Gig Harbor, Wash. after their opening round score of seven-under-par 66. Right behind them at six-under-par 67 are 2013 champions Chris Bae of Issaquah, Wash. and Craig Larson of Tacoma, Wash.
Father and Son combo Craig and Cody Roth of Bellingham, Wash. are tied for fourth with Ryan Kelly of University Place, Wash. and partner Tres Kirkebo of Lakewood, Wash.
In the afternoon, the 22nd Washington State Senior Men’s Best-Ball Championship kicked off. The 2009 and 2013 champions, Chris DeGrazia of Lynnwood, Wash. and Mike Hickok of Kirkland, Wash. fired an opening-round five-under-par 68 and take a two-stroke advantage into tomorrow’s final round.
Don Balke of Kenmore, Wash. and partner Jim Griffin of Seattle, Wash. hold second place alone after their three-under-par 70. Pete Guay of Kirkland, Wash. and Mike Jacobsen of Bellevue, Wash. share third place with Tracy Quickstad of Kirkland, Wash. and Dan Thacker of Woodway, Wash. at two-under-par 71.
The final round of the Senior Men’s Championship begins at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow followed by the Men’s Championship at 12:30 p.m
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