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Pelletier, Sanders look like locks for State Am golf titles

Alaska Dispatch News
BILL ROTH / Anchorage Daily News

About the only way Rose Pelletier won’t win her first Alaska State Amateur golf championship Sunday is to oversleep and miss her 8:18 a.m. tee time.

And Greg Sanders looks like a lock to seize his fifth men’s State Am title.

Pelletier and Sanders own commanding leads in the women’s and men’s championship flights, respectively, after padding their advantages in Saturday’s third round at Settlers Bay.

Pelletier, of Palmer, shot a 5-over 77 to give her a 54-hole total of 229 and a 40-shot cushion over Cathy Shuttleworth (169).

Sanders, of Anchorage, carded a 1-under 70 for his third straight round under par and a three-round total of 205. That delivered him a 12-stroke lead on Kevin Daniels (72 Saturday, 217 total) and a 15-shot bulge on defending champion Adam Baxter (77 Saturday, 220 total).

Pelletier’s rounds of 74, 78 and 77 mark the only women’s rounds below 80 this week. Par for women at Settlers is 72.

Sanders’ rounds of 67, 68 and 70 represent three of the five rounds under par generated by the men’s field. Par for men at Settlers is 71. Given the size of his lead, Sanders is unlikely to falter Sunday – he’s known for his remarkable consistency.

The final men’s group that includes Sanders is scheduled to tee off a 9:39 a.m. Sunday.

Meanwhile, Jeremy Peters continued his metronomic play Saturday in the men’s first flight, firing his third consecutive 80 for a 54-hole total of 240 and a 10-shot lead over James Nunley (86 Saturday, 250 total).

Cathy Garrick leads the women’s first flight at 272, seven strokes ahead of second-round leader Laura Walsh, after generating an 88 Saturday that tied for the lowest round of the week in that flight.

 

Alaska State Amateur Golf Tournament

At Settlers Bay

Par 72 women, par 71 men

Women’s championship flight (Saturday’s score, 54-hole total) – 1) Rose Pelletier 77-229; 2) Cathy Shuttleworth 93-269; 3) Teresa Fisher 89-273; 4) Connie Johnson 97-277; 5) Pamela Chesla 92-280.

Women’s first flight – 1) Cathy Garrick 88-272; 2) Laura Walsh 97-279; 3) Halcyon Swisher 94-281; 4) Shelley Smith 95-286; 5) Susan Gatewood 92-301; 6) Audrey Russo 108-307.

Men’s championship flight – 1) Greg Sanders 70-205; 2) Kevin Daniels 72-217; 3) Adam Baxter (77-220); 4) David Hamilton 74-221; 5) Michael Sullivan 75-226; 6) Rick Boyles 78-228; 7) Chad Isaacs 78-231; 8) Scott Woodland 81-232; 9) Paul Blanche 79-233; 10) tie, Joshua Ashline 80-234 and Kory Smith 76-234; 12) Christopher Morin 81-236; 13) Aaron Roth 75-237; 14) Brad Pitzer 79-238; 15) Richard Teders 83-239; 16) Travis Heyroth 78-240; 17) tie, David Jennings 79-243 and Nick Karnos 81-243; 19) Kwan Lee 81-245; 20) Peter Hakes 80-246; 21) tie, Mark Mcmahan 80-247 and Mike Farrell 83-247; 23, tie, Larry Furstenberg 87-250 and Marcus Dolejsi 81-250; 26) tie, Rene Alvarez 81-253 and Will Woodland 81-253; 29) Kyle Curtis 96-263.

Men’s first flight – 1) Jeremy Peters 80-240; 2) James Nunley 86-250; 3) Michael Houghton 83-251; 4) Joseph Orley 85-252; 5) tie, Chad Griffith 90-259 and Joe Roberts 90-259; 7) tie, Gary Harris 86-261 and Grant Dornan 91-261; 9) Bill Preston 88-262; 10) tie, Casey Bieber 88-263, Derrick Sanderson 83-263 and Eric Bender 92-263; 13) tie, Charles Rehder 88-264 and Robert Hanson 93-264; 15) Jack Newell 93-265; 16) James Grace 91-268; 17) Jay Wisthoff 91-270; 18) Tim Wesenberg 88-271; 19) Mark Toaskey 89-273; 20) Jeffrey Greenwood 91-274; 21) Ed Sanderson 98-276; 22) Jim Reeves 95-278; 23) Trey Miller 88-281; 24) John Gose 99-283; 25) Tom Adams 96-287; 26) Kevin Sykes 99-288; 27) Peter Blanchett 125-333; 28) Paul Dube 134-395.

Men’s second flight – 1) Ronald Perry 92-267; 2) Peter Allen 93-269; 3) Juan Botero 98-270; 4) Wes Masters 91-272; 5) Gene Carlson 97-276; 6) Sev Swanson 95-277; 7) Greg Magee 93-278; 8) Jeff Pifer 96-280; 9) Ernest Daniels 94-281; 10) Joel Jones97-282; 11) Jamie Roberts 98-283; 12) Gary Petros 93-287; 13) tie Dave Kester 88-288 and Gordon Franke 97-288; 15) Craig Savage 95-290; 16) Stan Petito 103-291; 17) Jack Newell Sr. 94-292; 18) David Faulk 99-295; 19) John Gibson 93-299; 20) Terry Simon 111-310; 21) Greg Wheeler 102-311; 22) Mark Mayo 112-317; 23) Torgeir Robertson 109-318; 24) Gary George 101-320; 25) Kurtis Gibson 97-321; 26) Scott Siebert 131-355.