Posted by Press Democrat Staff Writer Michael Coit:
Staying sharp over summer, Sonoma State golfer Jeremy Wendelken has added the Washington state men’s amateur championship to his growing resume of impressive performances.
The junior from Sammamish, Wash., was the only player in the field to break par in capturing the 84th Washington State Golf Association Men’s Amateur Championship held last week at White Horse Golf Club in Kingston, Washington.
Beginning the final round one stroke behind the leader, Wendelken finished the championship at 2-under par 286 overall. He was tied for the lead after 15 holes and then shot birdie, birdie and birdie to win by three strokes.
The victory earned Wendelken a berth in the Sahalee Players Championship, in DuPont, Wash., featuring some of the top amateur golfers from around the world. He also will play on the WSGA Morse Cup team at the Pacific Coast Amateur Championship the end of July.
Wendelken helped lead Sonoma State to a fourth place finish at the NCAA Division II Men’s Golf Championship after the Seawolves won the Central/West Super Regional to qualify. He finished in the top 15 at both tournaments.
Averaging 75 per round on the season, Wendelken was second on the team in scoring. Wendelken earned GCAA/Ping Division II Honorable Mention honors, one of three Seawolves receiving All-American recognition this year.