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WSU’s Derek Bayley falls in six-hole playoff for Washington State Amateur title

Puyallup’s Chase Carlson defeated Washington State University junior Derek Bayley in a marathon six-hole playoff to win the Washington State Amateur championship Thursday at Tacoma Country and Golf Club.

Bayley, who has won the Rosauers Open and the Idaho State Amateur this summer, shot a 4-under 68, despite a bogey on No. 16, to complete 54 holes in 6-under 210. Carlson, who plays at Colorado Christian University, eagled the 16th to join Bayley at 6-under.

Both players posted pars on the first four playoff holes. Bayley made a 12-footer for birdie on the fifth extra hole but Carlson matched it with a 4-footer. Bayley’s 5-foot birdie putt lipped out on the sixth playoff hole and Carlson tapped in from 2 feet for the win.

Former Ferris High standout Eric Ansett closed with a 70 to finish in a tie for fourth at 4-under 212. WSU’s Aaron Whalen (71) and Nick Mandell (74) shared seventh place.

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