Walker's Pace: Telles Captures PNGA Public Links Title
Tuesday, September 8, 2009, 10:30 a.m.
A belated Blog congratulations to Oregon's Isaiah Telles, who last weekend captured the 2009 PNGA Men's Amateur Public Links Championship. Below is the recap from the PNGA, but here's one thing you won't find in the story, he fired a 62 in his practice round. That would have tied the school record and his play this summer certainly bodes well for the young man's upcoming junior season. The Ducks open the 2009-10 season at Trysting Tree at the end of the month.
Isaiah Telles of Tualatin, Ore. used an even par 72 to capture the title at the 2009 PNGA Men’s Amateur Public Links Championship held at Trysting Tree Golf Club in Corvallis, Ore.
After a difficult front nine that saw Telles shoot a 2-over par 38 and fall back into a tie for the lead, he regained his composure on the back nine with a 2-under par 34. The turning point in the round came at the par-5 14th hole in which Telles made an eagle three to regain the lead and never gave it back. Telles’ two day total of 6-under par 138 bettered second place finishers Brandon Taylor of Corvallis, Ore. and Jesse Schutte of Eugene, Ore. by two shots. Telles is entering his junior year at the University of Oregon where he was a key contributor to last year’s team that advanced to the National Championship.
To be eligible for the Pacific Northwest Men’s and Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship, contestants must be a bona fide public course player since January 1, 2009 and be a member in good standing at a PNGA public golf course only. Contestants in the amateur division must have a handicap of 16.4 or less, a handicap index of 20.4 or less in the senior division, and a handicap of 40.4 or less in the women’s division. The championship consists of 36 holes of stroke play gross and net.