Bremerton, Wash. – Sebastian Moss of Pearland, Tex. leads the 120th PNGA Men’s Amateur Championship after the first-round of stroke-play qualifying at Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, Wash.
Moss, playing on Gold Mountain’s Cascade Course, shot a bogey-free 8-under par round of 62 on the par-70, 6,802 yard layout. He holds a three-shot lead over Jake Rodgers of Mulino, Ore., who opened with a 5-under par 67 on Gold Mountain’s Olympic Course.
Moss just finished his freshman year as a member of the University of Louisville men’s golf team. In 2021 he qualified for and played in both the U.S. Amateur and U.S. Junior Amateur championships.
Rodgers is a regular on the Oregon junior golf circuit. Last month he finished runner-up in the Bob Norquist Oregon Junior Amateur, and he advanced to the match-play round of 32 at the Oregon Amateur Championship.
The championship begins with 36 holes of stroke-play qualifying held on July 25-26, followed by a cut to the low 64 players who will advance to single-elimination match play. The stroke-play qualifying will be held on Gold Mountain’s Olympic and Cascade courses, one round played on each.
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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.