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)