Brush Prairie’s Gerrit Chambers won his opening match play round Monday at the Pacific Northwest Men’s Amateur Championship, defeating 20th-seed Ben Itterman of Carlsbad, Calif., 4 and 3.
Chambers, a Hockinson High grad, made five birdies over the 15 holes played.
He advances to the round of 32 on Tuesday against 13th-seed Carl Jonson of Bainbridge Island.
Two of the top four seeds failed to make it to the next round, including No. 64 Kyle Schrader of Olympia defeating No. 1 Joshua Munn of New Zealand 2 and 1.
Coombs at U.S. Senior Open
Kevin Coombs, the general manager and PGA pro at Green Mountain Golf Course, will be participating at the U.S. Senior Open this week at Omaha, Neb.
Coombs was the first alternate out of qualifying on June 24 at Willamette Valley Country Club, and was moved up when Bill Haas won the AT&T National.
Coombs and playing partners Matt Sughrue and Matt Hall, both amateurs, have a 6:34 a.m. (Pacific) tee time at Omaha Country Club on Thursday for the first round.
Follow Coombs on his blog at http://kevin2013ussenioropen.blogspot.com/