Cal-Berkeley's Ban tops UNLV's Jonson at PNGA Am

By the Tri-City HeraldJuly 15, 2012 

— San Jose's Shotaro Ban defeated Bainbridge Island's Carl Jonson of 5 and 4 in the final round of the 111th Pacific Northwest Men's Amateur Golf Championship on Saturday at Wine Valley Golf Club.

The 36-hole match was delayed for 70 minutes because of thunderstorms..

Ban, a University of California-Berkeley sophomore, won six of the first eight and eagled on the 625-yard par-5 hole. He maintaained pace on the second 9 and was up 8 after 13 holes.

Jonson, a UNLV sophomore, didn't stump Ban until he birdied the par-3 14th hole. He then birdied four of the next seven.

Ban's lead was only 2 up when the pair reached the 390-yard par-4 No. 22 hole, but he birdied it, eagled the par-5 No. 25 and took a 4-stroke lead after Jonson 3-putted the 27th.

On the par-3 32nd hole, both players hit the green in regulation. Ban two-putted from 15 feet for par to halve the hole and close the match 5 and 4.

Rosauers Open

PGA pro David Phay of Whidbey G&CC backed up his first round 62 with 64 strokes on Saturday to take the lead with 16-under par 126 at the 25th Rosauers Open Invitational at Indian Canyon GC.

Lynnwood's Ryan Benzel also shot a 64 to trail the Whidbey by three strokes (129) while Spokane's Corey Prugh (64-66) and Kalispell's Ryan Porch (65-65) are tied for third at 130.

Canyon Lakes' Michael Combs has a two-round total 10 under par 132 (69-63) and enters today's final round in a 2-way tie at eighth place.

The final round begins 7 a.m. today.

6,255 yards, par 72

Rounds 1 & 2

Top 10

1. David Phay (Whidbey GCC) 62-64--126; 2. Ryan Benzel (Pro Golf Discount) 65-64--129; 3t. Ryan Porch (Big Mountain GC) 65-65--130; 3t. Corey Prugh (Manito GCC) 64-66--130; 5t. Russell Grove (Avondale GC) 63-68--131; 5t. Brandon Kearney (Bend GCC) 69-62--131; 5t. Robert Selland (The Fairways) 65-66--131; 8t. Rob Seibly (Manito GCC) 67-65--132; 8t. Michael Combs (Canyon Lakes) 69-63--132; 10t. Kyle Kelly (Tamarisk) 69-64--133; 10t. Jeff Coston (Semiahmoo GCC) 62-71--133; 10t. Ryan Malby (Village Greens GC) 65-68--133; 10t. Craig Larson (Tacoma Firs GC) 66-67--133.


Jason Aichele (Meadow Springs) 70-68--138; Chris Everson (Horn Rapids) 69-74--143; Mike Kasch (Pasco Golfland) 72-73--145; Elijah Perkins (Othello) 75-74--149; Ryan Dahl (Horn Rapids) 75-76--151; Dan Oberg (Canyon Lakes) 77-82--159.

Banner Bank tournament

Richland's Drew McCullough and Taylor Kain-Godoy were the medalists in the Ages 15-17 divisions at the Banner Bank Junior Invite held Friday and Saturday at Walla Walla Country Club.

McCullough shot a two-round total of 148 (73-75) on the boys' 6,476-yard course and Kain-Godoy improved her first round 75 with 74 to finish with 149 on the girls' 5,367-yard course.

And Walla Walla's Emily Baumgart took medalist in the girls' Age 12-14 division (5,367 yds) with 165 strokes (82-83).

Top 3 and local

Boys 15-17

6,476 yds

1. Drew McCullough (Richland) 73-75--148; 2. Zack Spencer (Mead) 76-75--151; 3t. Ben Gleason (Lewiston) 78-74--152; 3t. Connor Hogan (Lewiston) 76-76--152; 3t. Ryan Newcomb (Nine Mile Falls) 72-80--152; 3t. Ryan Baumgart (Walla Walla) 72-80--152; 10t. Eric Dahl (Richland) 75-80--155; 16. Dean Atkinson (Walla Walla) 79-79--158; 18. Josh Garza (West Richland) 80-80--160; 19. Brenden Cox (Moses Lake) 81-80--161; 20t. Jon Wilson (Kennewick) 82-80--162; 20t. Nick Atwood (Walla Walla) 78-87--165; 23. Huntery Ashby (Richland) 83-85--168; 24t. Andrew Hattori (Richland) 86-87--173; 26. Nick Sutherland (Moses Lake) 89-85--174; 27. Austin Brown (Kennewick) 95-82--177.

Boys 12-14

5,682 yds

1. Travis Kay (Ellensburg) 74-69--143; 2. Joseph Baldeck (Clarkston) 76-75--151; 3. Scott Kimball (Walla Walla) 80-80--160; 6t. Nathan Towner (Walla Walla) 92-80--172; 8t. Ryan Ray (Richland) 85-88--173; 8t. Braydon Hogg (Richland) 86-87--173.

Girls 15-17

5,367 yds

1. Taylor Kain-Godoy (Richland) 75-74--149; 2. Kaceelyn Pouttu (Kellogg) 75-76--151; 3. Jessica Huntsman (Walla Walla) 77-79--156; 6t. Kelsey Aiello (Pasco) 82-80--162; 6t. Neydeen Martinez (Pasco) 80-82--162; 8. Catherine Warner (Kennewick) 85-84--169; 9. Katie Stephens (Richland) 84-89--173; 11. Lacy Skwarek (Richland) 88-94--182; 15. Kendall Dunovant (Walla Walla) 105-102--207.

Girls 12-14

5,367 yds

1. Emily Baumgart (Walla Walla) 82-83--165; 2. Kelly Hooper (Spokane) 87-81--168; 3. Jaylayne Martinez (Pasco) 90-83--173.

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