R. J. Manke wins Washington State Men’s Amateur crown

Updated: September 4, 2018

RJ Manke of Lakewood, Wash. shot rounds of 67-64-64 to win the 92nd Washington State Amateur Championship, held at the par-70 Gamble Sands course in Brewster, Wash.

The final round started in a four-way tie for second, two shots behind leader Brian Mogg of Issaquah, Wash.

Manke would make 13 birdies on the back nine over the course of the three-day championship, including five in the final round alone.

Finishing second, two shots back of Manke, was Michael Almonte of Fircrest, Wash., and third place went to Reid Hatley of Hayden Lake, Idaho, the three-time WSGA Men’s Mid-Amateur Player of the Year (2015, 2016, 2017).