Skarbo leads early at sectional qualifier in Oregon

Skarbo leads early at sectional qualifier in Oregon

Uncategorized

Skarbo leads early at sectional qualifier in Oregon

At Emerald Valley Golf Club in Creswell, Ore., professional Joel Skarbo of Seattle posted 14 pars and 4 birdies for an opening 68.

That gave Skarbo a one-shot lead over three other pros: Jarred Bossio of Olympia, Wash., Zac Blair of St. George, Utah, and Clayton Rask of Otsego, Minn.

An even 50 players – 35 pros and 15 amateurs – are competing for two spots in the U.S. Open.

After round one, the leading amateur is Brandon McIver of Billings, Mont., with a 71.

Emerald Valley, a public course located at a small resort, is in spectacular condition. Good thing, because the layout’s 7,210 yards are filled with 18 dramatically sloped greens and thousands of evergreen trees.

Latest

More Golfweek
Home