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.

Dahmen is the third straight Husky to win the event as Zach Bixler did so in 2006 and Alex Prugh won in 2005.

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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