GOLF: Record turnout for Clallam County Amateur

Ed Klein of the Highland Golf Course won the gross of the Clallam County Amateur Golf Tournament Sunday with an overall score of 226.

Ed Klein of the Highland Golf Course won the gross of the Clallam County Amateur Golf Tournament Sunday with an overall score of 226.

PORT ANGELES — Ed Klein won over the biggest-ever field of the Clallam County Amateur, building up a solid lead after two days and hanging on for the third day to finish first.

Klein, based at Highland Golf Course in Tacoma, won with a three-day total of 226 (10 over par), beating Paul Schuller of Useless Bay Golf and Country Club, who finished with a 229 overall gross.

Klein shot a 77 Friday, had a great round of 72 Saturday at SunLand and shot well enough at 77 Sunday at Cedars at Dungeness to hang on for the win. He won a purse of $275. Schuller shot a 72 Sunday to make it close.

Klein won the overall gross, won the Flight 1 gross and won the Flight 1 net with a 205.

The overall net champion was Bob Madsen of the Sky Ridge Golf Course, who finished with a 194 net (22 under par), beating out Klein’s net by 11 strokes. Madsen also won the gross of Flight 3 with a score of 238 and received a purse payout of $225.

The Flight 2 gross winner was Darrell Moody of The Cedars at Dungeness with a 242. He wins a purse of $225.

Garrett Smithson at the Cedars at Dungeness said 70 golfers participated in the three course event that took place at Peninsula Golf and Country Club, SunLand Golf and Country Club and The Cedars at Dungeness on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

“The weather was perfect, the courses were fabulous,” Smithson said. He said scores were a bit up.

“The scores were higher [this year]. There was a little wind Friday and Saturday. I don’t know what to attribute the higher scores to other than the wind,” he said.

Individual Top 3 winners were:

Flight 1 Gross

Ed Klein, first, 226

Paul Schuller, second, 229

Michael Dupuis, third, 231 (second for purse)

Tom Nelson, third, 231 (second for purse)

Flight 2 Gross

Darrell Moody, first, 242

Steve Drundie, second, 246

Jay Keohokalole, second, 246 (second for purse)

Brandon Lancelle, third, 248

Flight 3 Gross

Bob Madsen, first, 238

Allen Osterberg, second 271

Ray Dejong, third, 273

Flight 1 Net

Ed Klein, first, 205

Paul Schuller, second, 211 (first for net purse)

Jade Tisdale, second, 211 (first for net purse)

Jim McCausland, second, 211 (first for net purse)

Flight 2 Net

Derek Moore, first, 214

Darrell Moody, second, 215

Steve Durndie, third, 218 (second for purse)

Flight 3 Net

Bob Madsen, first, 194

Michael Drescher, second, 207 (first for purse)

Bill Rinehart, third, 210 (second for purse)

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