Bill Ross, who had a near miss earlier this season, and Dave Christenson shared first place Monday in Washington Trust Bank Pro-Am golf play at Chewelah Golf and Country Club.
Ross, playing out of Spokane’s Wandermere Golf Club, and Christenson, from Indian Canyon, each had 69s to finish one stroke ahead of Downriver’s Dan Porter.
Ross had finished second May 23 when the Washington Trust tour stopped at Wandermere.
Jason Allen of Painted Hills was the low gross amateur, carding a 69 that was four strokes better than his closest rivals.
Forty-five professionals and 180 amateurs competed. Only the three winners and two other professionals beat par, which is 72.
After a week off, the next event on the schedule will be played at Stoneridge on July 10.
Mark Gardner of The Creek at Qualchan stands just one shot off the lead after the first round of the $74,000 Sunriver Open golf tournament at Sunriver, Ore.
Jeff Coston, a teaching pro from Blaine, Wash., shot a 5-under-par 67 for the opening-round lead. Gardner, Joe Trembly of Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club in Federal Way, Wash., and Jeff Marsh of Vancouver, Wash., each carded 68s over the Sunriver Resort’s North Woodlands course.
The tournament continues through Wednesday.
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