Colville’s Kent Brown shot a 3-under-par 69 Wednesday to take the second-round lead at the 41st Pacific Northwest Senior Men’s Amateur Golf Championship at Pendleton, Ore.
Brown, who fired a 5-under 67 during Tuesday’s opening round, will carry a one-stroke lead into this morning’s final round at Wildhorse Resort and Casino.
Spokane’s Craig Ziegler had the best round of the tournament, a 9-under 63, to move up to second place. First-round leader Ron Janney of Colbert carded 73 and dropped to third place, three shots back. Spokane’s Jim O’Rourke (141) stands in fifth place, one shot behind Portland’s Chris Maletis.
Also in the field are Gene Teigen (149) of Spokane; Mike Welling (154) of Hayden Lake, Idaho; Karl Ota (160) of Spokane; and Jerry Traynham (162) of Spokane.
Cleanup hitter Levi Garrett finished 2 for 4 with four runs batted in while leading the Spokane RiverHawks (3-1, 2-0) to a 5-3 win over the Bend Elks (3-8, 0-2) in West Coast Collegiate League play at Spokane Falls Community College.
Spokane broke a 3-all tie with two runs in the eighth inning. Ken Florence (University High), in relief of Jason Glushon, pitched two innings to earn the win and improve to 2-0.
Gonzaga University’s Will Ayala went 2 for 4 with three runs, and Whitworth’s Nick Froman finished 2 for 4 and scored once.
The three-game set wraps up at 5 tonight at SFCC.
Spokane begins a three-game series against the Wenatchee AppleSox at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Avista Stadium. The other two games will return to SFCC.
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