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Thursday, June 4, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Area Golfers Earn Spots In Cup Play

REPLAY: 7-28-97 The names of four area players who competed in the Washington Junior Golf Association championships were inadvertently omitted from the final results in Sunday’s paper. Peter Sisich of Cheney tied for 13th among boys 12-14 with a final total of 242, one stroke better than Colin Floyd of Harrington, Wash. Peter Williams of Moscow, Idaho, tied for 18th among boys 15-17 with a total of 231, one shot ahead of Ryan Ressa of Pullman.

Brandon Smith and Ryan Camp of Spokane will begin play Tuesday in the Junior America’s Cup Team Matches after sharing fourth place in last week’s Washington Junior Golf Association championships.

By accumulating season points in WJGA events, Smith and Camp qualified to make up half of the Washington team for the three-day tournament at Mauna Kea Golf Resort in Hawaii. Competition is for boys 15-17 years of age.

Spokane’s Bridget Johnson qualified for the corresponding girls event at Cody, Wyo., in early August. Johnson finished sixth in her bracket when the WJGA championships concluded Friday at Sand Point Country Club in Seattle.

Jared Berling of Spokane edged Smith and Camp by a single stroke, shooting 223 for 54 holes, in boys play at Seattle. Derek Berg of Duvall, Wash., ran away with the title, finishing with a 71 for a total of 215. John Robertson of Olympia shared second place with Berling.

Mike Hastings of Spokane placed sixth. First-day leader Dan Potter of Coeur d’Alene rocketed to an 82 and finished in a tie for 16th at 230.

Patricia Bassett of Spokane carded a three-day total of 240 to place third in girls 15-17 action at Seattle. Winner Wendy Wang of Kirkland scored 231. Johnson, seven strokes off the pace entering the final round, shot an 86 and finished at 247.

Two younger Spokane golfers finished second in their categories.

Craig Leslie, playing in the boys 8-11 division, finished with a splendid 75, scoring an eagle on the 370-yard, par-5 12th hole. Nonetheless, his total of 236 fell two strokes short of Kyle Forbes of Lake Tapps, who saw most of his 10-stroke lead melt away. Matt Schiller of Spokane finished fifth at 260.

Lani Elston of Spokane scored 245 to finish four strokes behind champion Jennifer Kamimura of Burlington among girls 12-14.

Spokane’s David Fern placed fifth among boys 12-14. His 235 total put him 10 shots behind champion Ryan Moore of Puyallup.


The Blue Devils erupted for five runs in the third inning and pitcher Chris Eggleston scattered five hits Saturday as the Blue Devils trounced the Cannons 9-1 to knot their AAA American Legion championship series at one game apiece.

The teams meet for the title at Gonzaga University today at 6 p.m.

Eric Bell socked a fifth-inning solo home run for the Blue Devils. Ben Miller had two singles and drove in the only run for the Cannons.

Hess/Wheeler, after trailing 9-4, scored six runs in the last two innings to defeat Spokane Athletic Supply 14-13 and advance to the AA American Legion finals.

Justin Fox laced three straight hits, scored twice and drove in two runs as the Panorama Twins wrapped up the other semifinal series by defeating PAC of Clarkston 14-5.

Hess/Wheeler and Panorama begin their best-of-3 championship series with a doubleheader today at Jackson Field.

Ryan Griego’s two-out single in the last of the seventh inning scored Ryan Pugh to win the game for Hess/Wheeler. The winners scored four times in the sixth and twice in the seventh.

Dan Thigpen had four singles for Hess/ Wheeler. Chad Adamson had four hits, including a triple, for SAS, which led 9-3 after 2-1/2 innings.

Jason Spears, the winning pitcher for Panorama, pitched a complete game, contributed two hits at the plate and scored three times.

, DataTimes

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