Pereira birdies his way to 6-shot lead at Sahalee Players Amateur
29 Jun 2015
by AmateurGolf.com Staff

see also: Sahalee Country Club, Corey Pereira Rankings

Corey Pereira
Corey Pereira
SAMMAMISH — University of Washington golfer Corey Pereira has a six stroke lead at the Sahalee Players Championship's halfway point.

With players going 36-holes in the long Seattle area daylight, Pereira opened with a 1-under 35 on the front nine, then lit up the back in 30 strokes thanks to back-to-back birdies at 10 and 11, 13 and 14, one more at No. 16, and a closing birdie at the par-5 18th.

And Sahalee CC is no pushover -- the 6962 yard course with towering evergreens lining the fairways has hosted the PGA Championship.

Pereira shot 70 on his second 18, posting five birdies (three of them on par 5s) against three bogeys.

Last summer, Pereira won the Pacific Coast Amateur in Arizona with back-to-back 62s in the final rounds.

He will be tough to catch, but several players are within reach including Charles Kern (73-68=141) of Mercer Island, Cheng Jin (70-71=141) of China and John Oda (71-70=141) of Hawaii.

The second round will be played Tuesday; the tournament concludes on Wednesday.

ABOUT THE Sahalee Players Championship

Inaugurated in 1992, the Sahalee Players Championship (SPC) at its inception strove to annually showcase the best amateur golfers in the Pacific Northwest. Past champions include Kyle Stanley, Casey Martin, Peter Uihlein, Nick Taylor, Daniel Summerhays, Ryan Moore, Chris Williams, Arron Oberholser and Jason Gore. In addition to the annual Sahalee Players Championship, the Ted Robinson- designed course has also tested the world’s best when it hosted the 2010 U.S. Senior Open, which was won by Bernhard Langer; the 1998 PGA Championship, won by Vijay Singh and the 2002 World Golf Championships-NEC Invitational, won by Craig Parry. The course opened for play in the late 1960s. The name Sahalee -- "High Heavenly Ground" in the language of the native Chinook -- was chosen to reflect the Northwest's heritage and tradition.

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Results For Sahalee Players Championship Golf Tournament
1CACorey PereiraCameron Park, CA100065-70-74-70=279
2CASean CrockerLong Beach, CA70073-74-68-70=285
T3CAOwen TaylorSan Juan Capistrano, CA50069-74-71-72=286
T3AustraliaCurtis LuckAustralia50074-68-70-74=286
T5AustraliaDale Brandt-RichardsAustralia50072-71-73-71=287

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