Dahmen Wins Washington State Amateur By Six Strokes
June 29, 2007
BREMERTON, Wash. - Washington men's golfer Joel Dahmen shot a final round score of 2-under 70 to claim the 2007 Washington State Men's Amateur Championship title by six strokes at the Gold Mountain Golf Club, Friday.
Dahmen, who will be a sophomore at UW in the fall, finished the four rounds at 9-under 279 and six strokes ahead of runner-up John Cassidy III (3-under 285). He held a five-stroke advantage going into the final hole before sinking an eagle on the par-4 18th. The Clarkston, Wash., native was the only player in the field to shoot under par all four days.
Senior-to-be Bixler finished in a tie for eighth at 7-over 295, while UW assistant coach Jon Reehoorn carded his best round on Friday (1-over 73) to finish 12th at 11-over 299. Other current Husky finishers were John Wise (t-18th, 15-over 303), Darren Wallace (t-23rd, 18-over 303), UW head coach Matt Thurmond (t-23rd, 18-over 306) and Nick Taylor (31st, 21-over 309).
Former Husky Derek Berg finished third at 1-under 287.
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