Pacific Northwest Senior: Knoll leads Brandes, field
POWELL BUTTE, Ore. (June 3, 2014) -- Northern California's Jim Knoll fired a 3-under 69 Tuesday to take the first round lead at the 2014 Pacific Northwest Golf Association Senior Amateur at Brasada Ranch.
Knoll scattered five birdies throughout his opening round, including three on the back nine, to go up on Tom Brandes and the field.
Washington-area senior Tom Brandes shot 1-under 71 and sits alone in second place.
Oregon's Carey Watson is third thanks to a first-round 72.
Brandes is the event's two-time defending champion and seems poised to make a run in the 54-hole event but will have to overtake the veteran Knoll, who recently won the Northern California Senior.
ABOUT THE PNGA Senior Amateur
Format: 54-hole Stroke Play Competition for seniors
and super seniors with the following
Senior Championship (55+) – Contestants entering
in the Senior Championship will
compete in individual competition only (gross only)
and will play from a separate set of
tees, at a longer yardage.
Open Division (55+) – Contestants entering the
Open Division will compete in an
individual and a four-ball partnership competition
(gross and net) and will compete from a
shorter yardage. Players will be divided into flights
according to age for individual
Super Senior Championship (65+) – Contestants
entering in the Super Senior
Championship will compete in individual competition
only (gross only) and will play from a
separate set of tees, at a slightly shorter yardage.
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