Washington Men's Amateur: Bossio leads at 7 under

PORT ORCHARD, WASH. (June 22, 2011) -- After 54-holes at McCormick Woods Golf Course, the 85th Washington State Men’s Amateur Championship is led by Jarred Bossio of Olympia. His three day total of 7-under par 209 gives his a four stroke lead. Bossio who plays on the University of Idaho golf team, began the day in second place but took full control after posting the low round of the day, a 5-under par 67. His round got off to a hot start with a bogey-free opening nine of 3-under par 33 with consecutive birdies on holes 3, 4, and 5. The momentum carried over to the finishing nine and Bossio rattled off two more birdies on holes 12 and 13 before making his only bogey of the day with a 3-putt at the par-3 17th hole. Without losing focus, Bossio regrouped and managed to finish with yet another birdie on the closing par-5 18th hole for a 2-under par 34 and his low round of the championship.

Bossio will enter the final day with a four stroke advantage over Dylan Goodwin of Mukilteo and Andrew Perez of Olympia. Play will conclude Thursday, with the final group scheduled to tee off at 10:20 a.m.

Goodwin and Perez are tied for second place at 3-under par 213. Both players began the day tied for the lead at 7-under par 137, but both shot rounds of 4-over par 76 to lose their position on the leaderboard. Perez who has already recorded 2 eagles and 8 birdies in the previous 36-holes was held birdie-less today and carded four bogeys on holes 4, 5, 13, and 16. Goodwin’s round was up-and-down as he turned at even par 36 with birdies on holes 2, 3, and 7 but offsetting bogeys at 1, 6, and 8. On the back Goodwin was also birdie-less and bogeys at holes 10 and 11 with a double-bogey on hole 16 proved costly.

Matt Rawitzer of Bellingham (71) and Reid Martin of Mukilteo (71) are tied in fourth place at 1-under par 215. No other players in the field remain at even-par or better.

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