Congratulations to Scott Diaz, who today made the 161 cut, to move onto day three of the Tacoma Golf Association, 2016 City Amateur Tournament. His 76 and 84 for 160 proved to be just enough (29th out of 49 shown at results table). We are proud of him, and wish him the best of success.
‘The event itself will consist of a 54 holes stroke play. Final qualifiers will consist of the low 30 scores plus ties after the first two rounds. Competition will be stroke play conducted under USGA Rules. Distance measuring devices including GPS-based system and laser rangefinders will be allowed during this competition. Tee times will be available at the hosting club 48 hours prior to play date. Hudson Cup points will be awarded. No preferred pairings. Format will be groups of 3. Pace of play will be enforced. Maximum handicap 10.’
(First round leader, Tyler) Salsbury aiming to check elusive Tacoma City Am off his golf list (currently in second): ‘Tyler Salsbury has a checklist of area amateur golf tournaments he most wants to win at least once in his lifetime. At the top of it — the Tacoma City Amateur championship.
‘The Enumclaw standout and recent University of Washington graduate got off to a sizzling start at the 86th Tacoma City Amateur on Friday, firing a 5-under-par 67 at Capitol City Golf Club to grab a two-stroke lead over Tacoma’s Michael Almonte (69). Defending champion Casey Adams, of Lacey, shot an opening 71. Salsbury rolled in seven birdies, including three two-putt birdies at par-5 holes to get off and running fast‘.
Sean Packer currently leads at 70-70 – 140. See immediate below, also from golf writer Todd Miles, of News Tribune:
Sean Packer, a newlywed and new father, has one old habit: contending at Tacoma City Am: ‘A lot has changed in Sean Packer’s life since last year’s Tacoma City Amateur golf tournament. He got married in October. He moved near Wenatchee for eight months with his new wife. And last month, the couple welcomed their first child — son, Brady.
But one thing never seems to change: Packer contending at the city championship he has won three times. The 31-year-old from Bonney Lake will take a narrow lead over Enumclaw’s Tyler Salsbury into the final round of the 86th Tacoma City Amateur at Fircrest Golf Club on Sunday.’
Some nice mentions on Scott. Not fresh news, but still nice to see (both 2014): Tacoma golfers make most of last-chance district round: ‘the team captain of the Rams saved the best for last as he approached the eighteenth green and sunk an 80-yard chip for Eagle on the final swing of his high school career‘.
And ‘Wilson Golfers Brave Insane Weather in Loss‘: Wilson team captain Scott Diaz looked comfortable and at ease strolling down the ninth fairway toward the final green. With his sleeves rolled up, it seemed to make the wild weather at Allenmore Golf Course Tuesday, March 26 even more wet and blustery.
“It was crazy weather out today,” Diaz said. “But that just happens up here sometimes. You have to just put up with it and play through it.” Sideways rain, falling tree branches, huge wind gusts and even occasional hail could not deter the Wilson and Gig Harbor golf teams from finishing what was, at times, a sloppy afternoon of golf. There were even a few sun breaks during the round, followed quickly by torrential rain squalls of course.’
Scott as many of you know, helps President Mike Givens and the TGC with constant and great help at the counter. Thank you for his dedication and commitment.