Richland’s Dick Cartmell shot a 5-over-par 77 on Friday and finished two strokes out of contention at the USGA Senior Amateur qualifier at Seattle Golf Club.
Four spots were up for grabs to the Senior Amateur, slated to be played at Wade Hampton Golf Club in Cashiers, N.C., on Sept. 21-26.
The top spot went to Seattle’s Larry Daniels, who qualified for his eighth USGA championship tournament by shooting 72. He finished a stroke ahead of Gudmundn Lindbjerg of Port Moody, British Columbia. Mark Macejko of Vass, N.C. was third with a 74, and Stephen Macgeorge of Shoreline fourth at 75. Macgeorge won his spot over John Von Lossow of Kirkland on the second playoff hole.
Cartmell’s 39 on the front nine was within two strokes of the leaders. He shot 38 on the back nine to finish tied for 10th.
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The 58th Pacific Northwest Junior Girls Amateur Championship tees off Monday at the Links Golf Club in Post Falls, Idaho, with several local shooters looking to climb the regional ladder.
Pasco’s Jalayne Martinez and Neydeen Martinez, Richland’s Lacy Skwarek and Walla Walla’s Emily Baumgart will be in the field of 32 of the top under-18 female golfers in the region.
The tournament consists of 18 holes of stroke play Monday, then three days of match play. The top 16 qualifiers advance to the championship flight.
Three more local juniors will compete in the 59th PNW boys amateur, which also starts Monday at Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Spa in Victoria, British Columbia.
Drew McCullough of Richland, Pierce McDonald of Pasco and Carl Underwood of West Richland will compete in a field of 114 golfers in 36 holes of stroke play for one of the 32 berths into the championship flight for match play.
Nine local junior shooters will take part in this weekend’s Pacific Northwest qualifier for the National Drive, Chip and Putt Championship.
The qualifier is Sunday at The Golf Club at Hawks Prairie in Lacey. The payoff: The regional champion gets a berth to nationals in April at the famed Augusta National, home of the Masters.
The local shooters are: Elizabeth Azure and Andiei Peterson of Kennewick (girls age 7-9); Brayden Tracy of Kennewick (boys 7-9); Shoshanna Moskovitz of West Richland and Makena Nyby of Pasco (girls 10-11); Turner Clayton of Richland (boys 10-11); Therese Warner and Elyzza Simpkins of Kennewick (girls 12-13); and Tommy Beason of Kennewick (boys 12-13).