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Category: Local golfers

July
11th

Ryan Moore, Kyle Stanley, Andres Gonzales at John Deere, 1st Rd.

This week: John Deere Classic, Thursday through Sunday, TPC Deere Run, Silvis, Ill.

Moore’s first-round score: 4-under-par 67.

Gonzales’ first-round score: 1-under 70.

Stanley’s first-round score: 2-over 73.

Position: Moore is tied for 13th, Gonzales is tied for 64th, and Stanley is tied for 125th – all trailing co-leaders Zach Johnson and Camilo Villegas (64).

Recap: That is now eight consecutive rounds in the 60s at the John Deere Classic – and counting – for Moore, who also opened with 67 at last year’s event en route to a tied-for-eighth showing. An early bogey was erased with back-to-back birdies at

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July
10th

Peck stays steady in wind, will play for PNGA Men’s Amateur title

If winning is contagious, Olympia’s Cameron Peck is certainly feeling the fever.

Peck, a Timberline High graduate who just finished up his playing career at Texas A&M, won the Washington State Men’s Amateur title on a links-style golf course two weeks ago at Chambers Bay Golf Course – and is one the verge of another big amateur win again.

He dismissed Seattle’s Kyle Bowser, 6 and 5, in the morning quarterfinal round, then defeated Bainbridge Island’s Carl Jonson, 4 and 3, in the afternoon semifinal round to advance to the finals of the 112th Pacific Northwest Men’s Amateur at Bandon

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July
10th

Ryan Moore, Kyle Stanley, Andres Gonzales at John Deere, preview

This week: John Deere Classic, Thursday through Sunday, TPC Deere Run, Silvis, Ill.

World rankings: Moore is 44th, Stanley is 68th and Gonzales is 584th.

2013 earnings: Stanley has $1.33 million (46th on the PGA Tour), Moore has $1.07 million (60th on the PGA Tour) and Gonzales has $25,687 (220th on the PGA Tour).

Last tournament: Some courses just bring out the mojo – and TPC Deere Run has been a fitting layout for Moore and Stanley, who both were mentioned at pre-tournament favorites by some of the on-site media this week. Moore has never missed a cut at the

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July
9th

Peck, Jonson survive windy Bandon Dunes to reach PNGA Men’s Amateur quarterfinals

Breezy or windy?

Just ask the guy who just finished his four-year golf career at Texas A&M – Olympia’s Cameron Peck – to know the difference. He has seen a lot of it this week at the 112th Pacific Northwest Men’s Amateur at challenging Bandon Dunes Golf Resort on the Oregon coast.

“It is windy in Texas, but it kind of gusts,” Peck said. “Here it is a constant, hard wind.”

Peck, a Timberline High School graduate, reached the quarterfinals Tuesday with a victory in 20 holes over Oregon high school star Dylan Wu, of Medford.

He moves on to

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July
8th

Schrader takes down No. 1 seed Munn in opening round of PNGA Men’s Amateur

Seventeen lower seeds pulled off upsets Monday in the first round of match play at the 112th Pacific Northwest Men’s Amateur at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort.

But none were bigger than the one Olympia’s Kyle Schrader pulled off in his opening match.

Schrader, a junior at Western Washington University, took down top-seeded Joshua Munn, of New Zealand, 2 and 1, to reach the round of 32. Schrader made par on the 17th hole to close out the match.

Other local winners include Olympia’s Cameron Peck (4-and-3 winner over Samuel Mendez, of Portland), Port Orchard’s Bjorn Bjorke (2-up winner over Paul

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July
7th

Munn emerges from four-man playoff to take medalist honors at PNGA Men’s Amateur

New Zealand’s Joshua Munn outlasted a pair of Oregon state golfers in Hans Reimers and Tim Tucker, and Issaquah’s Jacob Webb with a birdie on the third playoff hole to earn the No. 1 spot for the 112th PNGA Men’s Amateur at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort on the Oregon coast.

All the golfers shared first place after two stroke-play rounds at 4-over-par 146.

Munn birdied the par-5 third hole to break the tie.

The field has been whittled down to 64 golfers for the start of match play Monday.

Also qualifying for match play is defending champion Shotaro Ban of

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July
7th

Kyle Stanley, Andres Gonzales at Greenbrier Classic, 4th Rd.

This week: The Greenbrier Classic, Thursday through Sunday, The Old White TPC, White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.

Gonzales’ fourth-round score: 1-under-par 69.

Position: Gonzales (2-under 278) tied for 54th, 11 strokes behind winner Jonas Blixt (13-under 267. Stanley (5-over 145) missed the cut Friday, tying for 133rd.

Recap: It is a step in the right direction for the Capital High School and UNLV product, who registered his best finish of the season. And he got off to a slow start with back-to-back bogeys at No. 7 (missed 7-footer for par) and No. 8 (tee shot at par 3 way left in

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July
6th

Kyle Stanley, Andres Gonzales at Greenbrier Classic, 3rd Rd.

This week: The Greenbrier Classic, Thursday through Sunday, The Old White TPC, White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.

Gonzales’ third-round score: Even-par 70.

Position: Gonzales (1-under 209) is tied for 62nd, 13 strokes behind leader Johnson Wagner (14-under 196). Stanley (5-over 145) missed the cut Friday, tying for 133rd.

Recap: Celebrate the small victories when they happen. With a Sunday cut looming, the outlook on Gonzales did not look good early Saturday as he reached the final green, a good ways left of the hole location. But the Capital High School graduate drilled the 18-foot putt for birdie, which ensured he would

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