The Northwest had an up and down week at the Memorial. Tacoma natives Ryan Moore (-4) and Michael Putnam (-1) were the only players under par after the first round on Thursday. Friday saw a major run for players as 4 of the 5 players in the field went under par, with Bellevue’s Richard H. Lee and Gig Harbor’s Kyle Stanley shooting matching 68’s to sneak in under the cut line. The weekend was not so kind as only Richard H. Lee broke 70 on Sunday, but it was of little consequence after a 76 on Saturday as Lee sputtered to a T-57 finish. Kyle Stanley encountered a similar fate, following up his Friday 68 with rounds of 80 and 76 to finish alone in 74th.
T19 Ryan Moore -5 68 70 72 73 – 283
T28 Robert Garrigus -4 72 70 70 72 – 284
T55 Michael Putnam E 71 73 73 71 – 288
T57 Richard H. Lee -3 76 68 76 69 – 289
74 Kyle Stanley +10 74 68 80 76 – 298
Notes: While all the players made the cut, only Moore (T-19) cracked the Top 25, where’s made a nice home for himself at Muirfield Village in 6 of the past 8 years. Banks, Oregon’s Robert Garrigus showed some much-needed consistency, never going over par en route to his 4 under T-28 finish. Putnam’s T-55 keeps in just inside the top 125 on the FedEx Cup list, which would grant him TOUR privileges in 2015.
PGA Tour Canada
PGA TOUR Canada came to greater Vancouver this week and the field was full of Northwest players. The Pacific Northwest players dominated the field with, Clarkston, WA native and former University of Washington player Joel Dahmen claiming the victory after Chilliwack, BC’s Brad Clapp missed a tying putt on the final hole. University of Oregon alum and North Vancouver’s Eugene Wong, finished tied for second and another former Washington star and Moscow, ID native Chris Williams finished alone in 4th.
Other noteable Northwest finishes included Yakima native Brock MacKenzie’s T-38 and West Vancouver’s Seann “two N’s” Harlingten in T-21.
What’s On Tap
Ryan Moore and Richard Lee will take the week off as the TOUR heads to Memphis, TN for the FedEx St. Jude Classic. Garrigus, Putnam and Stanley will be joined by Spokane’s Alex Prugh and Portland’s Ben Crane to fill out the Northwest contingent. Crane is the only player making a return trip from last year, where he finished tied for 18th.
Andrew Putnam, Andres Gonzales, Jeff Gove and Nick Taylor all head to Westlake, OH for the Web.com Tour Cleveland Open.