Kearney opens 5-stroke lead at NW Open

Ryan Malby makes a chip shot on hole No. 1 during Monday's Northwest Open Invitational.

Ryan Malby makes a chip shot on hole No. 1 during Monday's Northwest Open Invitational. Photo by Sean G. Parsons.


WALLA WALLA — Brandon Kearney, Assistant Professional at Bend Golf and Country Club in Bend, Ore., lapped the field today at Wine Valley Golf Club to lead the first round of the Northwest Open Invitational by five shots.

Kearney’s 9-under-par 63 included two eagles on the front nine, three 2’s and even a lone bogey.

Nine players are tied for second at 4-under-par 68, with 44 players taking advantage of the ideal conditions to post an under-par score.

Jay Poletiek, Brad Faller, Jordan Reeder, Jason Pitt, Joshua Scothorne, Greg Manley, Mark Strickland and Dylan Goodwin all shot 4-under to sit in second place.

Play continues today with the second round, after which the field will be cut for the final round. The low 65 professionals and ties, plus amateurs with scores in that range, advance to Wednesday’s final round.

The 7,025-yard Wine Valley course is hosting the Northwest Open Invite for the third year in a row. The tournament has a purse of $68,500.

Northwest Open Invitational

First round

at Wine Valley Golf Course

(a) — amateur

  1. Kearney, Brandon Bend G&CC 63
  2. Poletiek, Jay(a) Rose City GC 68

Faller, Brad The Reserve Vineyards 68

Reeder, Jordan Canyon Lakes GC 68

Pitt, Jason Chewelah G&CC 68

Scothorne, Joshua Sun Willows GC 68

Manley, Greg Meridian Valley CC 68

Strickland, Mark(a) Harbour Pointe GC 68

Goodwin, Dylan(a) Harbour Pointe GC 68

  1. Schwagler, Michael Rock Creek GC 69

Fife, Cameron Persimmon CC 69

Prugh, Steve Manito G&CC 69

Prugh, Corey Manito G&CC 69

Weyland, Ben GolfTEC 69

Kleis, Colten(a) Inglewood GC 69

Whalen, Andrew(a) Lakeview G&CC 69

Gardner, Mark The Creek at Qualchan 69

Barron, Derek Tacoma Firs Golf Center 69

  1. Black, Darren Rainier G&CC 70

Needham, Evan(a) North Bellingham GC 70

Sharp, Brady Walla Walla CC 70

Hanson, Erik(a) Sahalee CC 70

Stevens, Bryan Bear Creek CC 70

McCoy, Casey The Dalles CC 70

Nosler, Brian Vanco Driving Range 70

Erdmann, Scott Oswego Lake CC 70

Gibbons, Rob Arrowhead GC 70

Erwin, Todd Tacoma Firs GC 70

Martinez, Samson(a) Sun Willows GC 70

Coston, Jeff Semiahmoo G&CC 70

Force, Mike(a) Aldarra Golf Club 70

  1. Marsh, Jeff Orchard Hills CC 71

Vaughan, Sandy(a) Glen Acres 71

Crimp, Keith(a) Ellensburg G&CC 71

Stull, Steve Canyon Lakes GC 71

Nuhn, David(a) Univ. of Idaho GC 71

O’Neal, Todd Emerald Valley GC 71

Cowell, Matt Lake Padden GC 71

Griffin, Chris Pro Golf Discount - Tac 71

Grove, Russell Avondale GC 71

Roters, Mike Gateway Golf Discount 71

Jonson, Ed(a) Wing Point G&CC 71

Maine, Dylan(a) Hangman Valley GC 71

Hinkle, Lon Eagle Bend GC 71

  1. Schoner, Mike Lakeview G&CC 72

Bennett, Luke Lake Padden GC 72

Toll, Mike Maplewood GC 72

Phay, David Whidbey G&CC 72

Inglis, Colin Springfield CC 72

Okimura, Brett(a) Eclub of Reno 72

Aichele, Jason Meadow Springs CC 72

D’Amelio, John Inglewood GC 72

  1. Murray, Brent Oswego Lake CC 73

Franklin, Darek Willamette Valley CC 73

Feenstra, Tim Broadmoor GC 73

Anderson, Matt Bellevue GC 73

Corder, Gordon Warehouse Per. Center 73

Walsh, Brent Coeur d’ Alene GC 73

Reams, Matt Grants Pass GC 73

Corley, Matthew(a) Pendleton CC 73

Isaacson, Chris Tri-City CC 73

Milne, Chuck Vanco Driving Range 73

Pliska, Jim(a) Wine Valley GC 73

Soerenson, Kristian (a) Emerald Valley GC 73

Wilkins, Tony Sumner Meadows Golf Links 73

Dyar, Evan(a) Spokane CC 73

Benzel, Ryan Pro Golf Discount - Lynn 73

Krieger, Scott Broadmoor GC 73

Siesser, Derek The Creek at Qualchan 73

Jonson, Carl(a) Wing Point G&CC 73

Morgan, Dan(a) Arrowhead GC 73

Immordino, Josh Riverbend GC 73

Givens, Michael Tacoma Firs GC 73

Bishop, Kevin Saint Martin’s Univ. 73

Weber, Olivia(a) Idaho Falls CC 73

Pierce, Douglas(a) Gallery GC 73

  1. Cheney, Derek Meadow Springs CC 74

Lancaster, Grant Useless Bay G&CC 74

Syverson, Adam Indian Canyon GC 74

Kelly, Jack(a) TPC Snoqualmie Ridge 74

Espedal, Ronnie Ocean Shores GC 74

Sajonia, Cole(a) Alpine Meadows GC 74

Jordan, John(a) Olympia G&CC 74

Daniels, Tyler(a) Wine Valley GC 74

Bowen, John Heron Lakes GC 74

Pence, Todd The Fairways GC 74

Sweet, Tyler Sunland G&CC 74

Thornton, Brian Meridian Valley CC 74

Bae, Chris(a) TPC Snoqualmie Ridge 74

  1. Stewart, Bruce Arrowhead GC 75

Hegarty, Mike Wildhorse Resort GC 75

Young, Ryan Chambers Bay 75

Ables, Clint Wildhorse Resort GC 75

Malby, Ryan Village Greens GC 75

Spencer, Cory Wine Valley GC 75

Tunkkari, David White Horse GC 75

Rose, Steven(a) Semiahmoo G&CC 75

  1. Larson, J.M.(a) Manito G&CC 76

Epstein, Matt(a) Olympia G&CC 76

Fought, Jeff Black Butte Ranch 76

Karns, Brad(a) Royal Oaks CC 76

Jones III, Harper(a) Wildhorse Resort GC 76

Thorsnes, John Wine Valley GC 76

McElhinny, Tim Painted Hills GC 76

Whitaker, Dan(a) Ellensburg G&CC 76

Morton, Colter(a) Horn Rapids GC 76

St. Clair, Justin Emerald Valley GC 76

Leritz, Scott Royal Oaks CC 76

  1. Adams, Scott Twin Lakes Village GC 77

Walters, Barry Yakima Elks GC 77

Welty, Craig Skagit G&CC 77

Hull, Dakota(a) Alpine Meadows GC 77

Kass, David Salish Cliffs GC 77

Peccia, Joe Rock Creek CC 77

Miller, Kyle Tam O’Shanter GC 77

Martin, Tanner(a) Horn Rapids GC 77

Varelia, Daniel(a) Meridian Valley CC 77

Molitor, John(a) Lakeview G&CC 77

  1. Castleberry, Dave Cedarcrest GC 78

Landis, Austin(a) Arrowhead GC 78

Guay, Pete(a) Inglewood GC 78

Palmer, Mason(a) Wine Valley GC 78

Clark, Rob Wenatchee G&CC 78

  1. Kasch, Mike Pasco Golfland 79

Burnett, Kevin(a) Aldarra Golf Club 79

Petersen, Josh Wayne GC 79

Bekins, Todd Lewis River GC 79

Lawrence, Mark Lake Chelan G&CC 79

Feutz, James(a) Tacoma C&GC 79

Raman, Siddharth(a) Sahalee CC 79

Brooks, Tyler Pendleton CC 79

  1. D’Hondt, Bryant(a) Lake Padden GC 80

Peterson, Jon(a) Trails End GC 80

  1. Whittle, Cameron(a) Moses Lake GC 80

Brooks, Cory Kennewick 80

MacPherson, Scott(a) Inglewood GC 80

  1. Dahl, Ryan Horn Rapids GC 81

Rystadt, Curtis(a) Pumpkin Ridge GC 81

Peterson, Chris Meadow Springs CC 81

Duckham, Michael(a) TPC Snoqualmie Ridge 81

Bobillot, David Eaglemont GC 81

  1. Knue, Paul Avalon Golf Links 82
  2. Grove, Andrew(a) Chehalem Glenn GC 83

Ragsdale, Jim(a) Inglewood GC 83

Ward, Jeff(a) Bend G&CC 83

  1. Goldsberry, Michael(a) Wing Point G&CC 84

Varelia, David(a) Meridian Valley CC 84

  1. McCarter, Will(a) Lake Padden GC 86
  2. Merz, Mark Aldarra Golf Club 87
  3. Goodman, Drew(a) Sun Willows GC 94


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