Manke wins 100th Washington Men’s Am title

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Updated: August 3, 2021

RJ Manke of Lakewood shot rounds of 66-67-68 to win the historic 100th Washington Men’s Amateur Championship in commanding fashion, finishing seven shots clear of the rest of the field.

Manke also won this championship in 2018. He is the first multiple champion in 52 years. Not since Don Scott won back-to-back titles in 1968-1969 had any player won this championship more than once.

The championship was held on the Olympic Course at Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, Wash. 

Manke attended Bellarmine Prep in Tacoma, then played four years on the Pepperdine University men’s golf team which recently won the 2021 NCAA National Championship. He has just transferred to the University of Washington, where he will play for the men’s golf team in the fall in his final year of eligibility.

Finishing second, seven shots back of Manke, was Jordan Lee of Auburn.