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Blaine’s Wallen gets top-10 finish at Washington State Amateur

Blaine’s Ryan Wallen sinks a putt for a birdie score during the 2013 Birger Solberg Golf Tournament at Bellingham Golf and Country Club. On Thursday, Aug. 11, Wallen finished tied for ninth at the 90th Washington State Men’s Amateur Championship in Tacoma.
Blaine’s Ryan Wallen sinks a putt for a birdie score during the 2013 Birger Solberg Golf Tournament at Bellingham Golf and Country Club. On Thursday, Aug. 11, Wallen finished tied for ninth at the 90th Washington State Men’s Amateur Championship in Tacoma. The Bellingham Herald

Blaine graduate Ryan Wallen finished tied for ninth at the 90th Washington State Men’s Amateur Championship, which was Tuesday through Thursday, Aug. 9-11, at the Tacoma Country and Golf Club.

Wallen, who will enter his senior season at the University of Wyoming this fall, shot rounds of 72, 71 and 72 to tie Sam Warkentin at 215 – five strokes behind Puyallup’s Chase Carlson and Derek Bayley, who had matching low scores of 210. Carlson beat Bayley, of Rathdrum, Idaho, in a six-hole playoff to claim the title.

Earlier this summer, Wallen advanced to the quarterfinals of the Pacific Northwest Men’s Amateur, and found out he was selected a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar for the 2015-16 season, becoming the 11th Cowboy to receive the honor, which requires golfers to participate in at least 50 percent of their team’s competitive rounds, have a stroke average less than 76 and maintain a 3.2 cumulative GPA to qualify.

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