Wendelken rallies to claim Washington State Amateur

Updated: August 5, 2010

Jeremy Wendelken fired a final round of 2-under par 70 to capture the 84th Washington State Golf Association Men’s Amateur Championship held at White Horse Golf Club in Kingston, Wash. Wendelken finished the championship at 2-under par 286 overall and was the only player in the field to break par bettering 2nd place finisher T.J. Bordeaux of Tacoma, Wash. by three shots.

Wendelken began the day one stroke behind 54-hole leader Chris Williams of Moscow, Idaho but quickly made that up with a birdie on the first hole. He would make two more birdies on the front nine, but offset those with four bogeys to make the turn at 1-over par and trail Williams by one stroke. Williams would struggle on the back nine and Wendelken was able to make up ground and more by making pars on holes #10-#15. He sat in a tie for the lead after 15 holes with Bordeaux and Kevin Penner of Sammamish, Wash. until catching fire over the final three holes. Wendelken finished with a spectacular birdie, birdie, birdie finish to win by three strokes capping it with an 8-foot birdie putt on the final hole.