Aucklander Wins Washington Amateur Golf Tournament
Aucklander James Beale has won the 113th Pacific Northwest Men’s Amateur Championship in Washington on the 38th hole, defeating American Cole Madey.
Beale, who last week finished fourth in the Sahalee Players Championship, capped off the “Western Swing” with a title-clinching par.
Oregonian Sports reported: “Beale poured in the putt of the day on the 24th hole when he drained a 30-foot downhill snake to regain the lead. He then won the 25th hole to go 2-up, after Madey could not take advantage of a monster drive to within 10 yards of the green on the downhill 425-yard par 4. Beale found the rough with his drive, but stuffed it to eight feet and made the putt.”
Beale is a senior at Mercer University in Georgia.
Original article by Oregonian Sports, July 11, 2014.