NW Briefs | Prugh tied for second place at U.S. Amateur
Former Washington Huskies standout Alex Prugh, a quarterfinalist at last year's U.S. Amateur, shot a tourney-best 66 on the slightly easier...
DALY CITY, Calif. — Former Washington Huskies standout Alex Prugh, a quarterfinalist at last year's U.S. Amateur, shot a tourney-best 66 on the slightly easier Ocean Course on Tuesday and trailed by one shot.
Jason Kokrak's 3-under 137 topped the two-day leaderboard, though 54 players had yet to complete all 36 holes before darkness halted stroke play.
Prugh was at 138, as was David Merkow after another 69.
Kyle Stanley of Gig Harbor shot a 71 and was at even-par 140; Andrew Putnam of University Place was at 145 after a 70; Nick Taylor, a UW golfer from Canada, shot 76-146; Jonathan Moore of Vancouver, Wash., was at 151 after a 78; and Richard Lee of Issaquah also was at 151 after a 70.
If Kokrak's 137 remains the best of the first two days, he will become the top seed among 64 qualifiers for the match-play portion of the tournament set to begin today.
Brian Thornton of Meridian Valley Country Club in Kent and Scott Rath of Tualatin (Ore.) CC each shot a 4-under-par 68 to take a one-stroke lead over Rob Gibbons of Arrowhead GC (Molalla, Ore.) in the first round of the Pacific Northwest Section PGA Professional Championship at Suncadia Resort in Rosyln.
• Medalist Loren Sewell of Renton beat Cassie Pless of Seattle 9 and 7 at the 52nd PNGA Junior Girls Amateur at Ocean Shores Golf Course. Savana Bezdicek of Colbert defeated her sister Sierra in 20 holes.
• Kyle Buchanan, a catcher for Auburn High School, will play for the U.S. in an international youth tournament in Mexico starting Friday. He has committed to Washington State.
• Gary Hatch of Sehome High School in Bellingham is coach of the U.S. junior national baseball team playing in the world championships in Venezuela. Don Freeman of Heritage High School in Vancouver is an assistant.
• Former Washington women's basketball player Maggie O'Hara has signed to play professionally in Horsens, Denmark. Also playing in Europe will be former Huskies teammates Cameo Hicks (Switzerland) and Kristen O'Neill (Spain).
Compiled from The Associated Press and sports-information reports.
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