Pacific Northwest Amateur: Australian Brandt-Richards leads
06 Jul 2014
by Benjamin Larsen of amateurgolf.com
see also: Emerald Valley Golf Club
PULLMAN, Wash. (July 6, 2014) -- Australian Dale Richards-Brandt shot a 6-under 64 to take the first-round-lead at the Pacific Northwest Amateur Championship.
At Palouse Ridge Golf Club, Brandt-Richards holds the lead entering the second round over a loaded leaderboard.
Dylan Wu, an incoming freshman at Northwestern, fired an opening-round 5-under 65 and sits alone in second place.
Tied for third is recent Mercer graduate and former Oregon Open champion Hans Reimers, who shot 4-under 66. Reimers is tied alongside Conner Kumpula in second place.
Matthew Ashley, Tom Swanson and Cory Crawford, who hails from Australia, are just three shots back after wrapping up their first rounds.
The PNGA Amateur features 36 holes of stroke-play qualifying followed by a 64-player match-play event. AmateurGolf.com will have full coverage as the prestigious event, which calls Tiger Woods and Ben Crane among its past champions.
For a full look at the stroke-play leaderboard, follow the results link below.
ABOUT THE Pacific Northwest Amateur
First held in 1899, the Pacific Northwest Men’s
is one of the country’s longest running amateur
championships. Held annually at world-class courses
throughout the Pacific Northwest, this championship
played in the same format as the U.S. Amateur and
features an impressive list of past champions that
include; Nick Flanagan, Ben Crane, Jeff Quinney, Bill
Sander, and Tiger Woods. Eligibility is open to
of the Pacific Northwest Golf Association and top
amateurs throughout the world invited via
Invitation. Each year’s champion earns a hosted
exemption in to the Pacific Coast Amateur and
Players Championship. Non-PNGA members seeking
Presidential Invitation must submit a resume to the
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