Richland's Cole Lorenzo shot a 4-over-par 75 on Wednesday, falling from the top of the leaderboard into a tie for third place after the second round of the 88th Washington State Men’s Amateur in Walla Walla.
Enumclaw’s Tyler Salsbury, a junior on the University of Washington men’s golf team, shot a 70 at Wine Valley Golf Club to move into the lead at 4-under 138. Gig Harbor’s Chris Tedesco (71) was at 2 under.
Lorenzo, who will head to Utah State University this fall, had seven birdies and two bogeys in his tournament-low round of 5-under 66 on Tuesday. The next day, he made five bogeys, including three on holes 15, 16 and 18.
Lorenzo was at 1-under 141 overall with Vancouver’s Brett Johnson (72), Bellevue’s Tyler Matthews (71) and Walla Walla’s Tyler Daniels (72). Daniels is the superintendent at Wine Valley.
Richland’s Drew McCullough (72) was tied for ninth, five strokes behind Salsbury. Kennewick’s Nick Mandell improved from his first-round 75, shooting a
69 to move into a tie for 11th.
The Washington State Men’s Amateur consists of 54 holes of stroke play. The field was cut to the low 60 players and ties after 36 holes.
WJGA state tournament: The Washington Junior Golf Association’s state tournament got underway in Spokane.
Richland’s Ezra Arneson had a 1-over 73, and Austin Brown of Kennewick shot a 77 in the boys 16-17 division at Hangman Valley. Leader Matt Marrese of Bellevue shot a 69.
In the girls 16-17 division at Manito, Pasco’s Jalayne Martinez had a 5-over 77 and Walla Walla’s Emily Baumgart an 82. Tacoma’s Olivia Benzin led with a 66.