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Bellingham’s Killmer advances to U.S. Open sectional qualifier

Chris Killmer takes a shot on the final hole during the final round of the 2010 Bellingham Amateur 2010 golf tournament at Lake Padden Golf Course. Killmer won the event with a total of 4-under-par 212 and took the title for the third time in five years. On Wednesday, May 11, he tied for third in a U.S. Open local qualifier, advancing him to a sectional qualifier.
Chris Killmer takes a shot on the final hole during the final round of the 2010 Bellingham Amateur 2010 golf tournament at Lake Padden Golf Course. Killmer won the event with a total of 4-under-par 212 and took the title for the third time in five years. On Wednesday, May 11, he tied for third in a U.S. Open local qualifier, advancing him to a sectional qualifier. The Bellingham Herald

Bellingham golfer Chris Killmer shot a 1-under 69 to tie for third place at a U.S. Open local qualifier Wednesday, May 11, at Roslyn, advancing him to the U.S. Open sectional qualifier.

Killmer had an up-and-down start to his round at Tumble Creek Club, bogeying the first and third holes but scoring birdies on the second, fourth and sixth. He played even par the rest of the way, with a birdie on the 11th and a bogey on the 17th to tie Sumner’s Brian Thornton and amateur Yechun Yuan of Lake Mary, Fla.

Daniel Miernicki of Santee, Calif., took medalist honors at 3-under, while Ephrata’s Aaron Whalen, who plays at Washington State, was second at 2-under in the qualifier that sent the top six finishers on to the sectional qualifier round, which will be held June 6. The closest 36-hole sectional will be at the Royal Oaks Country Club in Vancouver, Wash.

This year’s U.S. Open will be played June 16-19 at Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club.

After graduating from Bellingham High, Killmer played for the University of Washington and is now playing on the MacKenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada.

Bellingham amatuer Jacob Koppenberg finished 5 strokes behind the three-way tie for fifth place with a 5-over 75 on Wednesday, while fellow Bellingham amateur Cody Roth was another stroke back at 76. A third Bellingham amateur, Dane Renkert, shot a 79, tying Blaine’s Keith Henderson.

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