Brandon Agnew of Snohomish shot a 4-under-par 68 to lead the East qualifier for the state mens amatuer Thursday at Wine Valley Golf Club in Walla Walla.
Thirty-one golfers advanced to the 87th Washington State Mens Amateur Championship set for June 18-20 at Chambers Bay in University Place. The field of qualifiers included seven from the Tri-Cities and one more from Walla Walla.
Among those advancing is Kennewick shooter Riley Hayfield, who shot 71 to finish in a three-way tie for second.
Kennewicks Nick Atkin and Richlands Tanner Martin, two weeks removed from finishing eighth at state for Hanford High, were a stroke back to tie for fifth.
Richlands Dana Kain and Pascos Samson Martinez shot 74 (tie for 15th), and Kennewicks Jack Tumlinson tied for 20th with a 75. Walla Wallas Ryan Baumgart, who won his third consecutive state title for DeSales two weeks ago, qualified with a 77 along with Tom DeForest of Kennewick.