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Elite field set for Pacific Coast Amateur; Francks, Bossio in, too

Post by Todd Milles / The News Tribune on July 23, 2012 at 10:58 am with No Comments »
July 23, 2012 10:59 am

Defending champion Chris Williams won’t be around, but the field is still elite for the start of the 46th Pacific Coast Amateur on Tuesday at Bandon Dunes in Oregon.

The four-round event will take play on Bandon Trails and Bandon Dunes Golf Courses.

Among the contestants in this year’s field is Jordan Irwin of Calgary, Alberta, who won the 2008 title at Royal Colwood GC in Victoria, BC. Irwin is bidding to become just the third person to win more than one Pacific Coast title and the first since Billy Mayfair in 1987-88 (Mike Davis also won back-to-back titles, in 1969-70).

Other players in the field include Greg Condon of Monte Vista, Colo, the 2011 Sun Country GA Match Play Champion; Nick Chianello of Gresham, Ore., 2011 Oregon Stroke Play and 2012 Oregon Amateur champion; Martin Trainer of Palo Alto, Calif., 2010 Pac-10 champion; David Rose of West Vancouver, BC, 2011 BC Amateur Champion; and Loren Chan of Honolulu, the Hawaii State Amateur champion.

Also in the field are Nick Sherwood of Albany, Ore. and Alberto Sanchez of Nogalez, Ariz., each of whom played in this year’s U.S. Open, and Tyler Raber of El Macero, Calif., who recently made it to the Round of 16 at the British Amateur at Royal Troon, Scotland. Ten players who made the 64-man match play field at the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship are also in the Pacific Coast field.

Olympia’s Dominick Francks (8:10 a.m. first-round tee time) and Jarred Bossio (11:30 a.m.) are part of the field.

For tee times, click here.

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