Dylan Maine Shoots 6-Under Par, 66 Finishes in 3rd Place in Prestigious PNGA Men's Amateur Stroke Play Event
Dylan Maine continued his stellar play this summer by shooting rounds of 73-66 to earn 3rd place in the stroke play portion of the PNGA Men's Amateur event played at Wine Valley Golf Course in Walla Walla, WA. The tricky 7360 yard layout is set on rolling hills and features sloped fairways and greens, set on very firm soil.
Maine's round of 6-under par, 66 gave him a brief share of the course record set by University of Washington's Chris Williams. The record was later broken during the same day by Carl Johnson who shot a remarkable 63.
The PNGA Men's Amateur Championship is widely considered one of the best amateur events on the west coast. Former champions include Bill Sander, Tiger Woods, Jeff Quinney, Ryan Moore, and Nick Flanagan. Maine's 5-under par earned him the 3rd seed into the match play portion of the event that continues through Saturday. The field of 168 golfers all a 4.4 handicap or less, features many future, current and former college golfers. Players from such schools as University of Washington, Washington State University, University of Idaho, University of Oregon, Oregon State University, UNLV, Boise State, UCLA, Standford and many others have golfers participating in the event.
Maine continues the tournament in match play today (7/11/12) in a match up against former Skagit Valley College golfer, Jeff Nealy at 10:42 in the round of 64.
Incoming CCS golfer Cole Lorenzo (Richland High School) shot rounds of 71-74 to finish the stroke play portion at 1-over par and in a tie for 26th place.