Blog Number 41 - 8/4/10


Patrick Boag
Western's Patrick Boag and Bellingham Golf & Country Club's Craig Roth are still in with a shout of qualifying for the US Amateur Championship to be played at Chambers Bay August 23-29. Playing in a 36-hole qualifier over two days at the Home Course in DuPont, Boag shot a fine three-under 69 to finish the first day tied for third while Roth shot 71 and is tied for ninth.
Boag was two-over-par through five holes but birdied the 6th, 8th and 9th to turn in 35. He then recorded three birdies and a bogey on the inward half to move to within five of the lead held by Bainbridge Island's Carl Johnson. Roth had three birdies and two bogeys in his round.
A cut was made this evening with only the top 30% making it through to the second round. Tomorrow six spots at the US Amateur will be up for grabs. Jonson appears to have one of them sewn up, but hopefully both Boag and Roth can squeeze in.
At Palouse Ridge in Pullman, Matt Rawitzer and James Hawley couldn't keep pace with East Wenatchee's Nick Ellis who put his local knowledge (he plays on WSU's golf team which is based at Palouse Ridge) to good use firing rounds of 68 and 67 for a 36-hole total of 135, nine-under-par.
Rawitzer finished tied for 22nd after rounds of 73 and 76, while Hawley who plays most of his golf at North Bellingham shot 80, 76 to tie for 46th.

The second annual Swing FORE Miracles Golf Event is set for Sunday, September 12th at Lake Padden Golf Course. Host Renay Daniels is looking for 36 kids ages 8-15 to play in this non-competitive event. Last year's event raised over $11,000 for Seattle Children's Hospital. The day includes golf, BBQ, raffle and much more. There is no fee for participants, but the goal will be for each child to raise $250 in donations for the cause. Please contact Renay Daniels at 220-5813 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

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