Jaden Cantafio of Orange, Calif., Brady Arnett of Woodbury, Min., and Cullen Brasfield of La Quinta, Calif. are tied atop the leaderboard after the first round of stroke-play qualifying at the 119th PNGA Men’s Amateur Championship, hosted this week at the Idaho Club in Sandpoint, Idaho.
Cantafio, Arnett and Brasfield all shot rounds of 2-under 69 on the challenging Idaho Club layout. The three players are one shot clear of Patrick Azevedo of Othello, Wash., Sam Tidd of Meridian, Idaho and Kuangyu Chen of Berkely, Calif.
Just eight players shot even-par or better during today’s opening round.
The championship begins with 36 holes of stroke-play qualifying held on July 26-27, followed by a cut to the low 64 players who will advance to single-elimination match play.
The PNGA Men’s Amateur Championship is one of 11 major, regional, amateur championships for men, women, juniors, and seniors conducted annually by the PNGA throughout the Northwest.