Washington Men's Amateur: Perez and Goodwin lead

PORT ORCHARD, WASH (June 21, 2011) -- After round two of the 85th Washington State Men’s Amateur Championship; Andrew Perez of Olympia and Dylan Goodwin of Mukilteo are leading the field at McCormick Woods Golf Course. Goodwin tied the low round of the day and posted a 4-under par 68 to catch up to Perez at 7-under par 137. Perez shot an even-par 72 to follow-up on a first round 65 also for a 137 total. Third round play in the 72-hole stroke play championship continues tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m.

Goodwin’s round included five birdies with a lone bogey on hole 11. After front nine birdies on holes 2 and 7, Goodwin then birdied hole 13 and made consecutive birdies on holes 16 and 17 to tie Perez at 7-under. Perez continued his hot play early and finished the front nine with a 2-under par 34, reaching the 9-under par mark for the championship. On the 10th hole he found trouble as he lost his tee shot in the woods and double-bogeyed the hole to return to even par on the day, which is where we would finish after trading bogeys on holes 12, 14, and 15 with birdies on holes 13, 16, and 18 .

2009 champion Austin Hurt of Bainbridge Island (72); Jarred Bossio of Olympia (70) and Jake Webb of Issaquah (74) are tied in third place at 2-under par 142, just five shots off the lead and the only other players in the field who are under par.

The cut-line came at a two-day total of 12-over par 156 with the lowest scoring 64 players continuing play tomorrow as they head into the final half of the championship.

Goodwin, along with Alex Pounds of Coeur d’Alene and Mike Haack of Bellevue shot the low rounds of the day at 4-under par 68. Pounds is tied for 6th place, seven strokes behind the leaders at even par 144 for the championship. Haack shot a first round 80 and is eleven strokes back of the lead, tied for 20th place at 148.

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