A trio of Huskies men’s golfers are in contention after two rounds of the BC Amateur Championship, two are keeping up with the leaders in the Trans-Mississippi Championship, while the run came to an end for another in the quarterfinals of the PNGA Championship.
Kyle Bowser won three times in match play to reach the final eight in the PNGA Championship at Bandon Trails in Bandon, Ore. before falling to Cameron Peck. Peck, who hails from Olympia, Wash., controlled the match from the start to beat the UW sophomore-to-be Bowser 6 and 5.
Up north in Canada, the future of Huskies’ golf combined with two UW duffers of the past to take three of the top four spots on the leaderboard of the BC Amateur Championship after two rounds. Incoming freshman Kevin Kwon and grad Kevin Spooner are tied for second with a two-day total of 6-under 136, while just graduated Charlie Hughes is tied for fourth at -5.
Spooner and Hughes both shot 1-under 69 at Copper Point Golf Club, while Kwon shot 1-over 71.
Kevin Carrigan tied the course record with a 9-under 61 and leads Kwon and Spooner by four shots with a two-day total of 10-under 132.
There are two rounds remaining to play in Radium Hot Springs.
Back in the states, Trevor Simsby is tied for sixth at the Trans-Mississippi Championship in Fairfax, Calif. and Jonathan Sanders is tied for 29th. Simsby shot 1-over 71 on Wednesday, but coupled with his 65 on Tuesday is 4-under 136 overall. He enters Thursday’s final round six shots behind the leader Bryson DeChambeau.
Sanders has shot even-par 70 twice and is 10 strokes off the lead.