Monthly Archives: June 2012

Fenske, Jonson, Francks among Bremerton City Am favorites

It snuck up without a lot of fanfare this year, but the Bremerton City Amateur golf tournament is being held at Gold Mountain Golf Club this weekend. The 36-hole tournament starts today and winds up Sunday. Looking at the tee times, the field looks to be down a bit from previous years, but there’s still some quality players.

Kitsap Golf & Country Club’s Scott Fenske, Carl Jonson and Dominick Francks are among the favorites. Francks, a past state 4A champion, is a senior at Olympia High and will play at Stanford next fall. Fenske won the tournament in 2005. Bainbridge’s Jonson just completed a solid freshman season at UNLV.

Tze Huang Choo, former Washington Husky, won the 2011 tournament but isn’t back to defend his title.


WHO WOULD you rather have batting leadoff — Ichiro or Willie Bloomquist? Ichiro’s hitting .270 with a .303 on-base percentage; Bloomquist is hitting .278 for the Diamondbacks with an OBP of .315.

SCOTT OSTLER of the San Francisco Chronicle writes about the mansion in the hills that Bremerton Olympian Nathan Adrian and three other swimmers share. Sounds like a pretty cool bachelor pad.

THE ODDS of qualifying for a U.S. Open are not great. Check out some of the golfers who will be trying to qualify for the June 14-17 U.S. Open at The Olympic Club in San Francisco during  various sectional qualifiers on Monday. Central Kitsap grad and former UW golfer Troy Kelly will be among the 132 golfers competing in the 36-hole qualifier at Columbus, Ohio. The number of golfers advancing from that qualifier have not been determined, but it will be likely be five or possibly six. Kelly will play in next week’s St. Jude’s Classic in Memphis, Tenn.

FREE FISHING weekend is June 9-10. No license required. No vehicle passes required. Just follow the rules.

Cowlitz player who made ‘THE CATCH’ faces BlueJackets tonight

Derrick Salberg, the outfielder who leaped over the fence to make the incredible game-saving catch for Lower Columbia in the NWAACC Championships in Longview, is on the Cowlitz Bears’ roster.

The Bears open West Coast League play tonight against the Kitsap BlueJackets at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds & Events Center.

In case you somehow missed the video, which has aired on ESPN about a gazillion times the last week, here it is.

And here’s a great account of the play, reaction from LCC coach Kelly Smith and more in this superb column by Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan.

If anybody leaps over the fence at the Fairgrounds tonight to make a catch, they better drug-test him.

NCAA Golf: Huskies vs. Horns

It’s Washington vs. Texas in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Golf Championships being conducted at Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles.

It’s a match-play format. The Huskies beat the Longhorns at the regionals in Oklahoma, but this head-to-head Walker Cup-like format makes it pretty exciting. Coaches can set their lineups any way they want, and here’s how the blind draw came out:

Toni Hakula vs. UW’s Charlie Hughes, 12:15 p.m.

Cody Gribble vs. UW’s Trevor Simsby, 12:24 p.m.

Dylan Frittelli vs. Cheng-Tsung Pan, 12:33 p.m.

Jordan Spieth vs. UW’s Ty Chambers, 12:42 p.m.

Julia Vegas vs. UW’s Chris Williams, 12:51 p.m.

If Chambers can upsets Spieth, who won the U.S. Junior at Gold Mountain last summer, you’ve got to like the UW’s chances.


There’s a lot of golfers in the Kitsap region pulling for the Dawgs. The Huskies have played a lot of golf at Gold Mountain over the years and Gold Mountain Director of Golf Scott Alexander is a volunteer assistant coach.

You can get the inside scoop from Washington head coach Matt Thurmond. Sign up for the Road to Riviera to get his updates. Go to

Here are the match-play pairings. Note: Four of the final eight are Pac-12 schools as Oregon, UCLA and Cal also made the cut.

On another golf note, former Husky and Central Kitsap grad Troy Kelly is entered in Monday’s U.S. Open Sectional Qualifier at Columbus, Ohio. Kelly tied for second at the NCAA Championships when it was a stroke-play tournament.