Sanders, Pelletier retain command in State Am

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Greg Sanders tees off during the Alaska State Amateur Golf Championships Friday, July 11, 2014 at Settlers Bay Golf Course. Sanders leads the field with a score of 135 after two days of competition.
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Kevin Daniels chips onto the green during the Alaska State Amateur Golf Championships Friday, July 11, 2014 at Settlers Bay Golf Course.
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Kevin Daniels chips onto the green during the Alaska State Amateur Golf Championships Friday, July 11, 2014 at Settlers Bay Golf Course.
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David Hamilton lines up his shot during the Alaska State Amateur Golf Championships Friday, July 11, 2014 at Settlers Bay Golf Course.
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Adam Baxter chips onto the green during the Alaska State Amateur Golf Championships Friday, July 11, 2014 at Settlers Bay Golf Course.
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Kevin Daniels hits the ball out of the woods during the Alaska State Amateur Golf Championships Friday, July 11, 2014 at Settlers Bay Golf Course.
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David Hamilton chips onto the green during the Alaska State Amateur Golf Championships Friday, July 11, 2014 at Settlers Bay Golf Course.
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Greg Sanders chips onto the green during the Alaska State Amateur Golf Championships Friday, July 11, 2014 at Settlers Bay Golf Course.
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David Hamilton tees off during the Alaska State Amateur Golf Championships Friday, July 11, 2014 at Settlers Bay Golf Course.
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Kevin Daniels lines up his shot during the Alaska State Amateur Golf Championships Friday, July 11, 2014 at Settlers Bay Golf Course.
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Adam Baxter tees off during the Alaska State Amateur Golf Championships Friday, July 11, 2014 at Settlers Bay Golf Course.
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Kevin Daniels tees off during the Alaska State Amateur Golf Championships Friday, July 11, 2014 at Settlers Bay Golf Course.
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Greg Sanders putts during the Alaska State Amateur Golf Championships Friday, July 11, 2014 at Settlers Bay Golf Course.
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Greg Sanders shot in the 60s for the second straight day in his bid for a fifth state championship and two former champs made their moves Friday at the Alaska State Amateur golf tournament Friday at Settlers Bay.
Sanders, whose last state title came in 2012, fired a three-under-par 68 to remain in command with a robust eight-stroke lead. Coupled with a 67 on Thursday, the Anchorage man is 7-under par through two rounds at 135.
Vaulting up in the standings were defending champion Adam Baxter of Fairbanks and 2011 champion David Hamilton of Anchorage, the only other golfers who broke 70 on Friday.
Golfers enjoyed good weather for the second straight day at Settlers Bay, where action continues Saturday and Sunday.
Baxter shot a 68 to climb from sixth place to second place with a 143 total. Hamilton shot a 69 to move from 14th place to fourth place at 147. Baxter and Hamilton struggled Thursday, carding 75 and 78, respectively.
In third place is Kevin Daniels at 145, two strokes behind Baxter, two ahead of Hamilton and 10 off the lead.
Rose Pelletier of Palmer continued her steady play to build a 24-stroke lead in the women’s championship flight. She shot 78 Friday after an opening-round 74 for a two-round total of 152.
Jeremy Peters kept his grip on the first-flight lead by shooting his second straight round of 80. Four strokes back is James Nunley, who shot Friday’s best score in that flight — a 79 — to move into second place at 164.
Juan Botero’s round of 88 left him in the second-flight lead with a two-round score of 164.

State amateur golf championships

Settlers Bay
Scores after two rounds
Championship flight

1) Greg Sanders 135; 2) Adam Baxter 143; 3) Kevin Daniels 145; 4) David Hamilton 147; 5) Rick Boyles 150; 6) tie, Michael Sullivan and Scott Woodland 151; 8) Chad Isaacs 153; 9) tie, Joshua Ashline and Paul Blanche 154; 11) Christopher Morin 155; 12) Richard P Teders 156; 13) Kory Smith 158; 14) Brad Pitzer 159; 15) tie, Aaron Roth, Larry Furstenberg, Nick Karnos, Travis Heyroth 162; 19) tie, David Jennings 164; Kwan Lee 164; Mike Farrell 164; 22) Peter Hakes 166; 23) tie, Johnathan Schuiteman,  Kyle Curtis, Mark Mcmahan, Will Woodland 167; 27) Marcus Dolejsi 169; 28) Rene Alvarez 172; 29) Paul Lindhag 180.
 First Flight
 1) Jeremy Peters 160; 2) James Nunley 164; 3) Jospeh Orley 167; 4) Michael Houghton 168; 5) tie, Chad Griffith and Joe Roberts 169; 7) Grant Dornan 170; 8) tie, Eric Bender and Robert Hanson 171; 10) Jack M Newell 172; 11) Bill Preston 174; 12) tie, Casey Bieber and Gary Harris  175; 14) Charles Rehder  176; 15) James Grace 177; 16) Ed Sanderson 178; 17) Jay Wisthoff 179; 18) Derrick Sanderson 180; 19) tie, Jeffrey Greenwood, Jim Reeves, Tim Wesenberg 183; 22) tie, John B Gose and Mark Toskey 184; 24) Kevin Sykes  189; 25) Tom Adams 191; 26) Trey Miller 193; 27) Peter Blanchett 208; 28) Paul Dube 261.
Second flight
1) Juan Botero 172; 2) Ronald Perry 175; 3) Peter Allen 176; 4) Gene Carlson 179; 5) Wes Masters 181; 6) Sev Swanson 182; 7) Jeff Pifer 184; 8) tie, Greg Magee, Jamie Roberts, Joel Jones 185; 11) Ernest Daniels 187; 12) Stan Petito 188; 13) Gordon Franke 191; 14) Gary Petros  194; 15) Craig Savage 195; 16) David Faulk 196; 17) Jack Newell Sr. 198; 18) Terry Simon  199; 19) Dave Kester 200; 20) Mark Mayo 205; 21) John Gibson 206; 22) tie, Greg Wheeler and Torgeir Robertson 209; 24) Gary George 219; 25) tie, Kurtis Gibson and Scott Siebert 224

Women
Championship flight

1) Rose Pelletier 152; 2 Cathy Shuttleworth 176; 3 Johnson Connie 180; 4 Teresa Fisher 184; 5 Pamela Chesla 188.
First flight
1) Laura Walsh 182; 2) Cathy Garrick 184; 3) Halcyon Swisher 187; 4) Shelley Smith 191; 5) Audrey Russo 199; 6) Susan Gatewood 209.