Golf updates: Jonson into PNGA semis; Kelly misses cut at John Deere

UPDATE: Bainbridge’s Carl Jonson advanced to the finals with a 2 up win Nicholas Chianello and will face Californian Ban Shotaro in Saturday’s 36-hole finals.

Jonson into semis

Bainbridge’s Carl Jonson kept it going on Friday morning. The UNLV sophomore-to-be beat Blake Snyder of Seattle 4 & 3 in the Pacific Northwest Men’s Amateur at Wine Valley Golf Club in Walla Walla. Jonson faces Nicholas Chianello of Gresham, Ore, in the semifinals on Friday afternoon with the winner moving on to the 36-hole final on Saturday.

Jonson shot a course-record 9-under 63 during qualifying on his way to medalist honors.

Past champions in this prestigious tournament include Tiger Woods (1994) and Ed Jonson (1974). Yep, Ed’s Carl’s dad. How cool would it be for Carl to add his name to this list?

Kelly shoots even-par 71

FINAL: UPDATE: Kelly missed the cut by a stroke. A bogey on his last hole left him -3 after 36 holes at the John Deere Classic.

UPDATE: The cut line at the John Deere Classic has moved to -4. Still a few players on course, but it doesn’t look good for Troy Kelly, who is in at -3.



Central Kitsap grad Troy Kelly, meanwhile, is -3 afar 36 holes  at the PGA Tour’s John Deere Classic in Silvis, Illinois. The cutline is currently -3, so he’s going to have to see if it holds up. There’s still a lot of players on the course. A bogey on the final hole left Kelly with an even-par 71 on Friday, breaking a streak of six straight sub-par rounds, his best streak on tour.  He was second last week, losing a playoff to Ted Potter Jr. in the Greenbrier Classic. Potter is currently -5.

Kelly and his caddie, brother Ryan, will take a chartered flight to Lancashire, England, for the British Open, which is being played at Royal Lytham and St. Annes, on Sunday night. Twenty-four golfers who are playing at the John Deere will be on the flight.

Ryan Kelly missed Thursday’s round as he drove to Chicago to get his passport. Kelly’s original caddie, Roger Bock, was back on his bag for his first-round 68 on the TPC Deere Run course.

Kitsap’s Patterson reaches semis of PGA Match Play

Kitsap Golf & Country Club pro Al Patterson has advanced to the semifinals of the PGA Ping Washington Match Play Championship.

Patterson never trailed while knocking off Brian Thornton, the teaching pro at Meridian Valley G&CC in Kent, at the Tacoma Golf & Country Club. The match ended on the 17th hole with Patterson 2 up.

Thornton, who won the Oregon Open in Bend, Ore., earlier this year, is considered one of the top playing pros in the PGA’s Northwest Section. He’s also won the Washington Open and Northwest Open.

Patterson, 48, was a three-time runner-up in the Washington State Assistants Championship in the late 1990s and his best finish in a section event was a ninth in the Washington Club Pro Championship more than a decade ago.

He doesn’t play much anymore, but said, “I’ve always had that ability to put up a good number out of the blue … I’ve got a real short swing. It’s hard for it to go too crooked.”Patterson, who broke in a new set of clubs and a new putter this spring, is playing in the Rosauers Open Invitational, which begins Friday at Indian Canyon in Spokane.

Patterson’s semi-final opponent in the match-play tournament is David Phay, the head pro at Whidbey Island Golf and Country Club. The match, to be played at a neutral site, needs to be completed by Aug. 14.



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