Michael Hastings of Spokane fired a 75 and fell two strokes off the lead Tuesday at the PGA Junior Series at the Creek at Qualchan.
Hastings of Ferris High School is tied for second with Pat Howard of Richland in the boys 15-17 division. Both golfers have identical two-day totals of 71-75-146.
Brock Mackenzie, 16, of Yakima is the leader at even-par 73-71-144.
Other Spokane golfers are Josh Sicilia (78-70-148), Reid Hatley (76-72-148), Brian Fong (76-73-149), Ryan Camp (78-71-149) and Jered Herling (75-75-150).
Noelle Hamilton of Olympia leads the girls 15-17 division with a two-day score of 83-78-161.
In the 13-14 boys division, Vancouver’s Cody Upham leads with a 73-76-149. Spokane’s David Fern is tied for fourth (77-78-155).
Lani Elston of Spokane fired two-day scores of 77-78 for 155 and the lead in the girls 13-14 division.
The final round is today. The top 20 finishers in the boys and girls 15-17 divisions earn points toward a berth in the Maxfli PGA Junior Championship, Aug. 21-24 at PGA National Golf Course in Palm Beach, Calif.
Manito pro Steve Prugh fired a 1-over-par 73 in the second round of the Pacific Northwest Section PGA Club Professional Championship at Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton.
Prugh totaled 72-73-145 to finish tied for ninth behind winner Keith Liedes (72-69-141). The Grays Harbor golfer advanced to the Western PGA Club Professional Championship at Painted Dunes Golf Course in El Paso, Texas.
Bridget Johnson of Spokane carded a first-day 81 as the Washington delegation found itself in seventh place at the Girls Junior America’s Cup at Olive Glenn Golf and Country Club in Evanston, Wyo.
Mexico’s total of 224 led the 18-region pack.
Round 2 in qualifying for the Million Dollar Hole-in-One Shootout runs Thursday through Sunday at Painted Hills in Spokane Valley.
The first 9 of 34 qualifiers were determined last weekend at Gateway Driving Range in Clarkston.
After Painted Hills, qualifying will be held at Coeur d’Alene Public Golf Course Aug. 14-17.
Finalists will gather Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. at the floating green hole on the Coeur d’Alene Resort course. Anyone scoring a hole-in-one there will win $1 million. There are 15 other prizes for those closest to the pin.
In qualifying, golfers get one shot for $1 and need to place their ball with 4-1/2 feet of the pin from 120 yards (90 for women). Daily winners go to the finals.
The event is a fund-raiser for Camp Lutherhaven on Lake Coeur d’Alene. Info: (208) 667-3459 or (208) 773-9160.
Spokane’s Babe Ruth All-Stars (ages 16-18) will face the Post Falls Senior League All-Stars in a doubleheader today at 2 p.m. at Seafirst Stadium. Admission is free.
Five months after resigning as head football coach at Coeur d’Alene High School, Bill Anderson turned down an offer to be head coach at Bonners Ferry.
Anderson interviewed for the head coaching position and a teaching position two weeks ago. But Sunday he called new Bonners Ferry principal Terry Sherven and declined the jobs.
Anderson resigned at CdA after two seasons because of health reasons and doctors’ orders.
“The doctors just gave me a release to coach again recently,” Anderson said. “(The Bonners Ferry job) just turned out to be the wrong time.”
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