McCoy’s consistency leads at NW Invite

After popping out of the sand on Wine Valley Golf Course's 18th green, Terry Paresi of Stonecreek Country Club watches his shot arch left and roll past the cup during the second round of the Northwest Open Invitational Golf Tournament on Tuesday.

After popping out of the sand on Wine Valley Golf Course's 18th green, Terry Paresi of Stonecreek Country Club watches his shot arch left and roll past the cup during the second round of the Northwest Open Invitational Golf Tournament on Tuesday. Photo by Jeff Horner.

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WALLA WALLA — First-round co-leader Casey McCoy of Airport Golf Center in Tumwater, Wash., enjoyed a one-shot lead over Shane Prante of Tom’s Golf Center after turning in his second 5-under-par 67 in a row in the second round of the Northwest Open Invitational at Wine Valley Golf Club here Tuesday.

Prante followed his first-round 68 with a 67 on Tuesday to stay on McCoy’s heels.

Brandon Kearney from Bend Golf and Country Club was in third at 68-70—138.

Six golfers sit at 140 into today’s final round. Leaders tee off at 2 p.m.

Walla Walla Country Club professional Brady Sharp and Wine Valley amateur Mason Palmer led local golfers at 146, and Veterans Memorial amateur Cole Sajonia was a stroke back at 147.

Wine Valley amateur Ryan Baumgart is at 152 into the final round, Veterans Memorial amateur Michael Ciez is at 154, and Wine Valley pro John Thorsnes is at 155 and Tim Hinger at 163.

Purse for the Northwest Open is $66,500, with the winner of the tournament taking home $7,000.

Northwest Open Invitational

at Wine Valley Golf Club

Tuesday

Casey McCoy, Airport Golf Center 67-67—134

Shane Prante, Tom’s Golf Center 68-67—135

Brandon Kearney, Bend G&CC 68-70—138

Brian Nosler, Vanco Driving Range 69-71—140

Drew McCullough (a), Meadow Spgs CC 68-72—140

Mike Kasch, Pasco Golfland 67-73—140

Corey Prugh, Manito G&CC 67-73—140

Russell Grove, Avondale GC 71-69—140

Jeff Neeley (a), Harbour Pointe GC 70-70—140

Luke Bennett, Lake Padden GC 67-74—141

Matt Cowell, Lake Padden GC 68-73—141

Ryan Benzel, Pro Golf Dis. (Lynnwood) 69-72—141

Todd Pence, The Fairways GC 70-71—141

Jeff Ward (a), Bend G&CC 70-72—142

Chris Giffin, Tacoma G&CC 70-72—142

Brian Thornton, Meridian Valley CC 68-74—142

Matt Rawitzer (a), Bellingham G&CC 69-73—142

Aaron Whalen (a), Lakeview G&CC 69-73—142

David Fern, Downriver GC 75-68—143

Carl Jonson (a), Wing Point G&CC 74-69—143

Derek Siesser, The Creek at Qualchan 71-72—143

Ryan Malby, Iron Horse GC 71-72—143

Brian Barhanovich (a), Everett G&CC 70-73—143

Dylan Goodwin (a), Harbour Pointe GC 76-68—144

Mike Roters, Gateway Golf Discount 75-69—144

Tim Feenstra, Broadmoor GC 74-70—144

Kevin Anderson, Apple Tree GC 76-68—144

Patrick Sato (a), TPC Snoqualmie Ridge 75-69—144

James Feutz (a), Tacoma G&CC 73-71—144

Dan Whitaker (a), Ellensburg G&CC 70-74—144

Mark Gardner, The Creek at Qualchan 73-72—145

Scott Kim (a), Trysting Tree GC 75-70—145

Jeff Coston, Semiahmoo G&CC 72-73—145

Tony Robydek, Pro Golf Dis. (Tacoma) 72-73—145

Andrew Whalen (a), Lakeview G&CC 72-73—145

Brady Sharp, Walla Walla CC 71-75—146

Tyler Sweet, Sunland G&CC 74-72—146

Derek Barron, Tacoma Firs GC 77-69—146

Greg Manley, Meridian Valley CC 71-75—146

Jason Aichele, Meadow Spring CC 72-74—146

Mason Palmer (a), Wine Valley GC 74-72—146

Garrett Howard (a), Manito G&CC 74-73—147

Rob Gibbons, Arrowhead GC 72-75—147

Jeff Marsh, Orchard Hills CC 77-70—147

Cole Sajonia (a), Veterans Memorial GC 71-76—147

Brent Walsh, Coeur d’Alene GC 72-75—147

Loren Jeglum, Mountlake Terrace 72-75—147

Ed Jonson (a), Wing Point G&CC 72-75—147

Jay Poletiek (a), Riverside G&CC 70-77—147

David Phay, Whidbey G&CC 74-73—147

Ryan Dahl, Horn Rapids GC 73-75—148

Clint Ables, Wildhorse Resort GC 73-75—148

Darek Franklin, Willamette Valley CC 74-74—148

Scott Larsen, Golf Larz 75-73—148

David Nuhn, Gateway Golf Discount 72-76—148

Craig Welty, Skagit G&CC 75-74—149

Cameron Fife, Persimmon CC 75-74—149

Bryan Stevens, Bear Creek CC 69-80—149

John Bowen, Heron Lakes GC 73-76—149

Kyle Schrader (a), Tumwater Valley GC 77-72—149

Chuck Milne, Vanco Driving Range 71-78—149

Nick Hardy (a), Mill Creek CC 74-75—149

Joe Korn, Nile GC 75-74—149

Scott Thompson, Skagit G&CC 75-74—149

Matt Anderson, Bellevue GC 76-73—149

Paul Knue, Avalon Golf Links 78-71—149

Mitch Runge, Tacoma G&CC 76-74—150

Connor Miele (a), Legion Memorial GC 75-75—150

Ryan Young, Chambers Bay GC 74-76—150

Scott Erdmann, Oswego Lake CC 78-72—150

Jim Pliska (a), Royal Oaks CC 75-75—150

Bruce Stewart, Arrowhead GC 75-75—150

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