PORT ORCHARD, WASH (June 20, 2011) -- Andrew Perez of Olympia is ahead of the field at McCormick Woods Golf Course after firing a 65 in the first round of the 85th Washington State Men’s Amateur Championship. Perez’s round was highlighted by two hole-out eagles on holes three and eight, both par-4s. His bogey-free round also had three birdies to give him a first round score of 7-under par 65. The field has 115 players vying to make the cut after day two and compete for the title. The top 60 (with ties) will continue play on Wednesday and Thursday.
While Perez left many speechless with his miraculous hole-outs, other players were unfazed and are well within reach of the lead. Jake Webb of Issaquah sits alone in second after firing a 4-under par 68. Dylan Goodwin of Mukilteo shot 3-under par 69 and is by himself in third place, four strokes behind the lead. Five players are tied for fourth place at 2-under par 70, including Sean Packer of Lake Tapps, Cory Mehl of Seattle, Reid Martin of Mukilteo, 2009 Champion, Austin Hurt of Bainbridge Island, and defending champion, Jeremy Wendelken of Samammish. The 72-hole Championship will continue on Tuesday with play teeing of the #1 tee beginning at 8:00 a.m. The WSGA Men’s Amateur Championship is one of 15 state championships conducted annually by the WSGA. For more information about the WSGA and the Men’s Amateur Championship, you can visit www.thewsga.org
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