Jon McCaslin and Jeff Byrnes were tied after 36 holes, but McCaslin was able to prevail in a playoff to earn his third Lewis County Amateur championship at Riverside Golf Course in Chehalis over the weekend.
McCaslin, whose home course is Capitol City Golf Club in Olympia, shot a 2-under 69 in the first round and carded an even par 71 in the second round for a total of 140. Byrnes, a Riverside Golf Course affiliate, shot a 3-under 68 in the first round but fired a 1-over 72 in the second round to tie McCaslin and force a playoff.
McCaslin took home $750 for his third Lewis County Amateur title in four years. Byrnes earned $600 for his second place finish. Dylan Christoffer finished third, shooting 2-under (69) in the opening round and carding a 2-over round on Sunday to shoot even par for 36 holes. Christoffer earned $450 for third.
Kristopher Grinnell of Capitol City Golf Club finished fourth with a two round total of 4-over (76-70). John Sand (71-76) of Grays Harbor Country Club, Jordan Burns (73-74) of Mint Valley Golf Club and Justin Cox (74-73) of Highland Golf Course each finished in a tie for fifth at 5-over.
Riverside Golf Course affiliates Jacob Botten (+6), Jared Rasmussen (+8), Sam Devore (+8), Matt Gill (+9), Jason Boettner (+11), Kevin Johnson (+11), Will Alexander (+11), Danny Brown (+13), Joe Blaser (+13), Aaron Randall (+15) and Jordan Palmer (+15) each finished in the Top 25. Alan Browning of Newaukum Valley Golf Club finished in a tie for 17th with a two day total of 11-over.
Riverside Golf Course affiliate Jared Stewart won the Overall Net Championship, shooting 8-under in two rounds and winning $750 as the top prize. Riverside’s Jacob Botten and Byrnes each shot 6-under to tie for second and take home $525 each. Gross scores are what the golfer carded during the round and net scores factor in the golfers’ handicap.