Pomarleau erases 5-stroke deficit to win TC Open

By the Tri-City HeraldJuly 7, 2013 

Kevin Pomarleau overcame a five-stroke deficit at the beginning of the day to win the Golf Universe Tri-City Open at Canyon Lakes Golf Course on Sunday in Richland.

Brady Sharp shot a 5-under 67 on Saturday to take the first-round lead while Pomarleau shot a 1-over 73. But Pomarleau carded the day’s best round Sunday, recording a 67 for a two-day total of 140, edging Russell Grove (142) and Anthony Robydek (142) by two strokes.

Sharp struggled on Day 2, carding a 4-over 76 on Sunday to finish fourth at 143.

Dylan Maine, Jordan Reeder and Mike Schoner each finished the tournament at 144 to tie for fifth.

Pomarleau earned $5,000 for the victory, while Grove and Robydek came away with $700 apiece.

Nick Atkin ran away with the Amateur Division 1 title with a two-day total of 137, while Scott Hanson was the top scorer in the Amateur Division 2, with a 147.

Pro division

1, Kevin Pomarleau 73-67—140 ($5,000); 2 (tie), Russell Grove 71-71—142 ($700), Anthony Robydek 72-70—142 ($700); 4, Brady Sharp 67-76—143 ($400); 5 (tie), Dylan Maine 74-70—144 ($266.66), Jordan Reeder 72-72—144 ($266.66), Mike Schoner 74-70—144 ($266.66).
Amateur Div. 1

1, Nick Atkin 71-66—137 ($750); 2, Kurt Simmons 69-74—143 ($600); 3, Cole Lorenzo 74-71—145 ($500); 4, Chris Indall 74-72—146 ($400); 5, Will Speer 75-74—149 ($300).

1, Cal Speer 69-70—139 ($750); 2, Brandon Black 71-69—140 ($600); 3, Jin Park 69-72—141 ($500); 4, John Molitor 71-73—142 ($400); 5 (tie), Troy Green 73-72—145 ($150), Joe Mendoza 73-72—145 ($150).
Amateur Div. 2

1, Scot Hanson 78-65—147 ($750); 2, Sean Simper 158 ($600); 3 (tie), Tim Peterson 79-81—160 ($450), Jeff Hardman 75-85—160 ($450).

1, Mark Olenius 67-68—135 ($750); 2, Rudy Ollero 137 ($600); 3, Steve Knutzen 70-68—138 ($500).

PNGA Amateur
: Joshua Munn of New Zealand topped the field at the 112th PNGA Men’s Amateur Championship at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon, Ore., winning a playoff to earn medalist honors.

Munn (73-73—146) finished Day 2 in a four-way tie for first with Hans Reimers of Albany, Ore., Tim Tucker of Coos Bay, Ore., and Jacob Webb of Issaquah.

The field of 168 golfers will now be cut down to 64 players, who will compete in a single-elimination match play format to decide the championship.

Nick Mandell of Kennewick, who was fourth after round one, dropped into a tie for 11th, shooting a 7-under 77 on Day 2, but he will advance to match play.

Walla Walla’s Ryan Baumgart (t-25, 85-69—154), Kennewick’s Riley Hayfield (t-42, 75-82—157) and Kennewick’s Daniel Cruzen (t-58, 75-84—159) also made the cut for match play.

Among those who did not make the cut to advance to match play were Richland’s Scott Kim (80-82—162), Richland’s Tanner Martin (84-80—164), Minwoo Park (86-80—166), Walla Walla’s Mason Palmer (89-82—171), Richland’s Josh Harvey (95-97—192).

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