DuPONT, Wash (April 23, 2013) -- Mike Haack fired a first-round 3-under 69 and leads by two at the 2013 Washington State Champion of Champions at The Home Course.
Haack lead a group of five in second place as second-round action begins play Wednesday.
Richard Jonson, Tom Brandes, John Von Lossow and Keith Crimp are all tied atop the Senior Division leaderboard while Karinn Dickinson (Women) and Janet Kelleher (Senior Womens) are also leading.
The first round of the 4th Annual Washington State Champion of Champions teed off Tuesday morning at The Home Course in DuPont, Wash., officially commencing the 2013 WSGA Championship season.
This year’s field consists of 83 champions from around the state of Washington, competing in four championship divisions. The championship is made up of 33 Men, 29 Senior Men, 7 Women, and 14 Senior Women. The championship calls for 36 holes of gross stroke play with competitors being re-paired according to score for the final round.
Defending champions Sean Packer (Auburn), Tom Brandes (Bellevue) and Yasue Alkins (DuPont) headline the strongest field to date in this championship. Past Men’s Champions in the field include 2009 Champion Bjorn Bjorke (Port Orchard) and 2010 Champion Mike Haack (Bellevue), while the past Women’s Champions in the field include 2009 Champion Denise Kieffer (Fircrest) and 2010 Champion Alison Murdoch (Victoria, B.C.).
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