BANDON, OR, (August 2, 2005) -- Recently crowned U.S. Amateur Public Links champion Clay
Ogden of West Point, Utah, continued his sizzling summer as he fired a 3-under-par
68 on the Pacific Dunes course at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort to take a one-shot
lead after the first round of the 39th Pacific Coast Amateur Championship.
On a sunny, windswept day that made good scores in the mid-morning and afternoon
scarce, the 20-year-old Ogden -- a BYU student who defeated Michelle Wie en
route to winning the U.S. Publinks earlier this summer -- had four birdies and
only one bogey over the Tom Doak-designed layout, despite starting at an unfavorable
time with regards to the weather.
Ogden is two shots in front of two Californians, Kevin Chappell of Fresno and
Louie Bishop of Murrieta, who took advantage of their early tees, and Jonathan
Moore of Vancouver, Wash., who was in one of the last groups. Each fired rounds
of 2-under-par 69. Shane Prante of Olympia, Wash., and Ryan Keeney of Redmond,
Wash., were the only others under par after shooting 1-under-par 70. Seven golfers
matched par with 71s and another seven shot 72. NCGA standout Scott Hardy of
Pleasant Hill finished with a 72, while Will Johnson of San Francisco and Elliott
Wainwright of Hillsborough carded respective 73s.
The second round will be played tomorrow over the Bandon Dunes Golf Course.
The third round Thursday will be played at Pacific Dunes and Friday’s
final round will return to Bandon Dunes GC.
Ogden’s score was all the more impressive because he began his round
at 9 a.m. on the first tee. By the time he got to the back nine, he was facing
30 mph winds, but he birdied the 15th and 16th holes to go 4 under par, only
to make bogey 4 on the 203-yard 17th. He finished with a par 5 on the closing
hole to complete his 68.
The 19-year-old Chappell, a student at UCLA who was in the first group off
of No. 8 at 7:30 a.m., had three birdies and just one bogey on his round. Bishop,
20, a student at UC Davis, was in the second group off of No. 8 and began his
round with a bogey 5 . Then he then reeled off eight consecutive pars and finished
by making three birdies in his final eight holes to join Chappell at a shot
behind Ogden. Moore, a student at Oklahoma State, birdied his final three holes
to gain a share of second.
Defending Pacific Coast Amateur champion Michael Putnam of Tacoma, Wash., struggled
to a 4-over-par 75, while 2003 champion James Lepp of Abbottsford, British Columbia,
is in a large group at 1-over-par 72.
Southern Nevada Golf Association and British Columbia GA have a one-shot lead
after the first round of the Morse Cup Team Competition, held in conjunction
with the first two rounds of the championship. With the best two of three individual
scores counting for the team total, Southern Nevada and British Columbia each
totaled 1-under-par 143. They’re a shot in front of Alberta GA, which
finished at even par 144.
Pacific Coast Golf Association
39th Pacific Coast Amateur Championship
at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort; Bandon , Oregon
Pacific Dunes Golf Course
6,633 yards; par 71
68 — Clay Ogden, West Point, UT.
69 — Louie Bishop, Murrieta, CA; Kevin Chappell, Fresno, CA; Jonathan
Moore, Portland, OR.
70 — Ryan Keeney, Henderson, NV; Shane Prante, Olympia, WA.
71 — Nick Becker, Provo, UT; Craig Doell, Victoria, BC; Brady Exber,
Las Vegas, NV; Madalitso Muthiya, Lusaka, Zambia; Justin St. Clair, Eugene,
OR; Drew Stoltz, Ft. Collins, CO; Kris Wasylowich, Lethbridge, AB.
72 — Chad Fosburg, Las Vegas, NV; Scott Hardy, Pleasant Hill, CA; Craig
Junio, Las Vegas, NV; James Lepp, Abbotsford, BC; David Nelson, Reno, NV; Joe
Panzeri, Boise, ID; Alex Prugh, Spokane, WA.
73 — Jordan Irwin, Calgary, AB; Will Johnson, San Francisco, CA; Joe
Lanza, Bainbridge Island, WA; Tyler Ley, Santa Barbara, CA; Edward McGlasson,
Newport Beach, CA; Andrew Putnam, University Place, WA; Joe Sanders, Incline
Village, NV; David Schultz, Calgary, AB; Elliott Wainwright, Hillsborough, CA.
74 — Andres Gonzales, Olympia, WA; Kevin Kim, Jamul, CA; Brooks Newsome,
Portland, OR; Erik Olson, Newcastle, WA; Charles Soule, Longmont, CO; J.J. Wood,
Yuma, AZ; Ashdon Woods, Lander, WY.
75 — Mark Baker, Scottsdale, AZ; Brian Edick, Valencia, CA; Erik Flores,
Grass Valley, CA; Robert Grube, Hinsdale, IL; Liam Kendregan, Gresham, OR; Greg
LaVoie, Pasco, WA; Rafael Lee, Burnaby, BC; Daniel Lim, Cupertino, CA; Scott
McGihon, Bermuda Dunes, CA; Michael Putnam, Tacoma, WA.
76 — Michael Baird, Castle Rock, CO; Travis Bertoni, Paso Robles, CA;
Ryan Carter, Hacienda Heights, CA; Travis Gibbons, Caldwell, ID; Erik Hanson,
Kirkland, WA; Barrett Jarosch, Edmonton, AB.
77 — Patrick Carrigan, Walnut, CA; Tim McKenney, Scottsdale, AZ; Todd
Points, Boise, ID; Marc Rhoades, McCall, ID; Michael Turner, Sherman Oaks, CA;
Darren Wallace, Langley, BC; Matt Williams, Las Cruces, NM; Michael Wilson,
Pacific Grove, CA.
78 — Larry Gilhuly, Gig Harbor, WA; Michael Jensen, Los Altos, CA; James
Love, Calgary, AB; Patrick Nagle, Pacifica, CA; Kyle Stanley, Gig Harbor, WA.
79 — Marty Jacks, Kaysville, UT; Keith Kinsel, Glendale, CA; Randy Mahar,
Portland`, OR; Dustin Mills, Arvada, CO.
80 — Zach Bixler, Richland, WA; Seth Cotter, Sparks, NV; Eddie Olson,
Aptos, CA; Riki Te Arawhata', Kauika Wanganui, New Zealand; Derek Tolan, Highlands
81 — James Lee, La Habra, CA; John Pate, Santa Barbara, CA; Taylor Wood,
Laguna Niguel, CA.
82 — James Allenby, Langley, BC; Craig Reasoner, Cooper, WY; Greg Wenzel,
83 — Michael McRae, Salt Lake City, UT.
84 — John Hornb eck, Saratoga, WY; Lee Sanchez, Jr., Santa Fe, NM.
86 — Ryan Fery, Beaverton, OR.
89 — Ken Brooke, Bandon, OR.