Pan Has A Share Of The Lead At The U.S. Amateur Publinx
July 9, 2012
SEATTLE - Four Huskies are among the fields in two amateur tournaments on the west coast this week.
After Monday's first round, Cheng-Tsung Pan is leading the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship. Pan has a share of the lead with Jace Long after he shot a 4-under 67 at Soldier Hollow Golf Course in Midway, Utah.
Pan, who was a 2012 second-team PING All-American as a freshman, had just one bogey during the first round. He countered that with five birdies, including a 32 on the back nine.
The top 64 after two rounds of stroke play advance to match play. A total of 17 golfers were under par on Monday.
Pan's UW teammate Chris Williams narrowly missed shooting under par and had to settle for an even-par 71 for the day. Williams was 2-under as he stepped onto the 18th tee box, but he double-bogeyed the par-4 18th hole. In all, Williams had four birdies, a pair of bogeys and that double-bogey to finish the afternoon tied for 18th.
The final round of stroke play is Tuesday, followed by match play.
West of Utah in Walla Walla, Wash., a pair of incoming Husky freshmen are competing at the PNGA Men's Amateur Championship. Jonathan Sanders and Tyler Salsbury are among 167 golfers playing at Wine Valley Golf Club in 36 holes of stroke play. The top 64 there will then partake in match play.
Sanders was able to complete his round of golf on Monday and shot a 3-over 75. He is tied for 76th, but many in the field did not complete their round.
Salsbury was among those who did not finish on Monday. He was able to complete 11 holes and was +1 when play was suspended at 7:45 p.m. due to the weather. First round action will resume at 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday.