Green Scene

NOTICE: Green Scene has moved.

With the launch of our new website, we've moved Green Scene.
Visit the new section.

Archives: July 2012

July
29th

Kyle Stanley at RBC Canadian Open, 4th Rd.

This week: RBC Canadian Open, Thursday through Sunday, Hamilton Golf and Country Club, Ancaster, Ontario.

Fourth-round score: 1-under-par 69.

Position: Stanley (1-under 279) tied for 61st, 16 strokes behind winner Scott Piercy (263).

Recap: A so-so showing by the Bellarmine Prep product, who made too many bogeys or worse (12) to really factor in the tournament. He birdied two holes early on the front nine, then was in front of the green at the par-5 17th hole in two shots, and chipped up to 3 feet to make birdie. But on the finishing hole, he pulled his tee shot left

Read more »

July
27th

Bossio falters, Fink rallies to win Pacific Coast Amateur

David Fink, a Hawaii native who plays for Oregon State, sank a 10-foot birdie putt on the fourth playoff hole to win the 46th Pacific Coast Amateur at Bandon Dunes Golf Course in Oregon.

Fink emerged from a five-man playoff – the largest in tournament history. University Place’s Michael Putnam won a three-way playoff in 2004.

Fink won in sudden death over Anton Arboleda, Michael Anderson, Matt Rawitzer and Taeksoo Kim. All men finished regulation at 7-over-par 291.

Olympia’s Jarred Bossio, who held a three-stroke lead heading into the final round, shot a 10-over 82. He played one seven-hole stretch

Read more »

July
27th

Kyle Stanley at RBC Canadian Open, 2nd Rd.

This week: RBC Canadian Open, Thursday through Sunday, Hamilton Golf and Country Club, Ancaster, Ontario.

Second-round score: 2-under-par 68.

Position: Stanley (1-under 139) is tied for 66th, 10 strokes behind co-leaders William McGirt and Scott Piercy (11-under 129).

Recap: The outlook appeared bleak for Stanley after seven holes – he was 1-over on the round, 2-over for the tournament. But he made birdies at the ninth, 12th and finally the 17th holes. His last birdie came on the par 5 where he was just left of the green in two shots, chipped close and sank the 31/2-foot putt. The finishing

Read more »

July
26th

Bossio (70) takes three-shot lead into final day at Pacific Coast Am

Olympia’s Jarred Bossio is not the numb-your-brain analytical type, but he does have a theory on why he might be good at closing out golf tournaments with victories after holding the lead.

“I would like to say,” he said, “it’s because I handle pressure.”

Bossio enters today’s final round of the 46th Pacific Coast Amateur with a three-stroke lead. With an even-par 70 at Bandon Trails in Oregon on Thursday, he was one of nine golfers in the 76-player field to shoot par or better.

His 1-over 213 total is better than former University of Idaho teammate Matt Rawitzer (71), of Bellingham – his roommate this week at the tournament – and Penn standout Maxwell Marsico (69), of Las Vegas, both of whom are at 216.

“I am happy where I am sitting,” Bossio said. “But I’d rather have a 10-shot lead.”

The final round Friday will be played on Bandon Dunes.

Read more »

July
26th

Kyle Stanley at RBC Canadian Open, 1st Rd.

This week: RBC Canadian Open, Thursday through Sunday, Hamilton Golf and Country Club, Ancaster, Ontario.

First-round score: 1-over-par 71.

Position: Stanley is tied for 95th, nine strokes behind leader Scott Piercy (62).

Recap: What the general public might not understand about this co-PGA Tour sanctioned event is that it is Canada’s national championship in golf. Therefore, the courses are usually set up to stress out the participants. And since Stanley played in a major championship last week – The British Open at Royal Lytham & St. Annes in England – he is almost playing another one this week as well.

Read more »

July
25th

Bossio’s 70 has him near lead at Pacific Coast Amateur

There is golf for relaxation, and golf for competition. Olympia’s Jarred Bossio is somehow trying to balance out both approaches this week at the 46th Pacific Coast Amateur.

That is because it is the Capital High and University of Idaho product’s first trip to Bandon Dunes Golf Complex off the Oregon coast.

And after his 2-under-par 70 on Wednesday, Bossio is just one stroke off the lead after two rounds.

Brush Prairie’s Gaston De La Torre, a recent New Mexico State graduate who plays on turning professional in the fall, leads at even-par 142. He shot 72 on Wednesday.

Bossio and Hawaii’s Lorens Chan (73) share second place at 143. The next closest pursuer is two strokes behind them.

Bossio, the 2011 Washington State Men’s Amateur winner, made six birdies on his round Wednesday to get in contention.

“I am hitting it really well right now, so I am not surprised to be (near the lead),” Bossio said. “I am trying to have fun and enjoy it. I played six holes on the water, and they are gorgeous. I will take it all in and try and play competitive golf, too.”

Read more »

July
25th

Kyle Stanley at RBC Canadian Open, preview

This week: RBC Canadian Open, Thursday through Sunday, Hamilton Golf and Country Club, Ancaster, Ontario.

World ranking: 56th.

2012 earnings: $2.18 million (18th on the PGA Tour).

Last tournament: After four made cuts in a row, including a tied-for-39th finish at last week’s British Open (5-over-par 285) at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, is the Bellarmine Prep product officially back in form? Thirteen of his past 16 rounds have been at par or better – at some pretty tough tournaments such as the AT&T National and the season’s third major championship last week. He ranks 13th on the PGA Tour

Read more »

July
24th

Chan, De La Torre share lead at Pacific Coast Amateur

Nobody broke par Tuesday at windy Bandon Dunes Golf Complex for the opening round of the 46th Pacific Coast Amateur.

Hawaii’s Lorens Chan and Gaston De La Torre, out of Brush Prairie, shot even-par 70s at Bandon Trails to grab a two-stroke lead.

Both leaders had a chance for under-par rounds, but bogeyed the finishing holes.

Olympia’s Jarred Bossio survived back-to-back double bogeys to stay near the lead after an opening 3-over 73 at Bandon Trails, and sits tied for fourth. Dominick Francks, also from Olympia, shot a 76, and is tied for 15th.