Richland’s Cole Lorenzo shot a 5-under par 66 to take the first-round lead in the 88th Washington State Amateur on Tuesday, being held at Wine Valley Golf Club in Walla Walla.
Lorenzo was 1-under par after nine holes, but had six birdies on the back nine, including four consecutive on holes 10 through 13.
Lorenzo played the last two seasons at Spokane the last two seasons, and he heads to Utah State University this fall.
In second place is Tyler Salsbury, a junior on the University of Washington men's golf team, who shot a 3-under par 68.
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There are six players tied for third at 2-under par, including Joe Lanza, the former PGA Tour player from Poulsbo who regained his amateur status, and Carl Jonson of Bainbridge Island.
Walla Walla’s Tyler Daniels is also tied for third.
Richland’s Drew McCullough and Milton-Freewater’s Mason Palmer are tied for 10th at even-par 71.
Moses Lake’s Cameron Whittle and Richland’s Scott Kim are tied for 14th at 72.
The Washington State Amateur consists of 54 holes of stroke play, with the field cut to the low 60 players and ties after 36 holes.