Valley foursome competes for state amateur men’s golf championship

Good Thursday morning. We’ll be talking volleyball this morning in our high school preview series as that winds down for the fall sports season. Mount Si and Cedarcrest High School’s teams are getting set for the 2018 season and we have a look at both squads this morning. However, we first have some news to get out of the way and it’s from golf, where four golfers from the Valley this week competed for a state amateur golf championship.

Snoqualmie residents Derek Lee, Sean Mackin and Aaron Losleben, along with Carnation’s Michael Cairns, all made the championship division at this week’s Washington State Golf Association men’s mid-amateur championships which were held over at Suncadia Resort outside of Cle Elum east of Snoqualmie Pass. Losleben finished the best of the group, taking a tie for 10th after carding rounds of 74 and 75 Tuesday and yesterday to finish at a five-over par 149 on the par-72 Rope Rider layout. For his efforts he earned $65. Losleben finished in that tie for 10th, by the way, with Kirkland resident – and former Seattle Mariner – Erik Hanson, who has made a solid career for himself in regional amateur golf since retiring years ago from Major League Baseball. Hanson is a former pitcher who played for the Mariners over 25 years ago in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s.

Cairns finished 12th overall with rounds of 74 and 76 for a six-over 150 yesterday and he earned $50. Lee finished in a tie for 13th with rounds of 74 and 77 for a seven-over 151 and Mackin fired a 70 for the low round of the Valley entrants in the first round yesterday, but ballooned to an 82 in the afternoon session and he finished with an eight-over 152 and a tie for 15th. Neither Lee nor Mackin received any money for their efforts.

A congrats to all four golfers on their efforts. Another Seattle-area sports personality also competed in the event – KJR radio host Curtis Crabtree earned $85 after finishing tied for fourth in his division. He is from Renton.

Good stuff for sure.

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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