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The 30th Pacific Northwest Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship Gets Underway

The 30th Annual Pacific Northwest Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship got underway today at Running Y Ranch in Klamath Falls, Ore. A compact field of 50 players were tested by the Arnold Palmer-designed layout in Southern Oregon. The three-day event will run from Tuesday, September 9th to Thursday, September 11th, 2014.

Tyler Daniels of Walla Walla, Wash. put a strong number on the board early in Round One. He made four birdies and only a single bogey to shoot three-under-par 69, and take the initial lead. Daniels had a great showing at the Washington State Men’s Amateur Championship last month. He finished in sixth place at Wine Valley Golf Club, where he works as the Head Superintendent.

Bjorn Bjorke of Port Orchard, Wash. leveled himself with Daniels at three-under-par 69 to share the lead heading into Round Two. Bjorke made the day’s highlight reel when he holed-out from over 200 yards on the par-4 11th hole for eagle. Bjorke won the 2013 Washington State Mid-Amateur Championship title.

Jeff Ward of Bend, Ore., Michael Kloenne of West Linn, Ore., David Anderson of Portland, Ore., and John Baranco of Boise, Idaho are collectively one stoke off of the lead at two-under-par 70 going into the second round tomorrow.

Greg Morton, locally of Klamath Falls, Ore. fired a one-over-par 73 in Tuesday’s First Round. Morton is the Head Superintendent at Runny Y Ranch.

Oregon’s only Arnold Palmer design is a par 36-36-72, and is being played at 7,052 yards.

The Championship is being conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association.

Be sure to follow along with live scores on Wednesday and Thursday. Starting times will run from 7:30 to 10:10, with the lead groups set to tee off at 10:10.