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Hayes Advances To PNGA Match Play

July 12, 2006

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Gonzaga University senior Jimmy Hayes tied for fourth in stroke play and advanced to the start of match play Wednesday at the 105th Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA) Men's Amateur Championship, being played at the par-70, 6960-yard Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club.

Hayes had rounds of 74-70 for a 144, seven strokes behind leader Adam Hadwin, a University of Louisville golfer from Abbotsford, B.C.The original field of 168 was trimmed to 64 for match play. Hayes, from Redmond, Wash., will face Jacob Koppenberg of Everett, Wash., and the University of Idaho, in his first match on Wednesday.

Hadwin, the first-round leader, followed up his opening 69 with a 2-under 68. He only made one bogie today and it came early on the par-3, 200 yard 3rd hole. He went bogie free after that, going 3-under par on his last 15 holes played. Hadwin was the only player to shoot in the 60's both days and the only player to finish under par for the qualifying round.

Some of the past champions of this event include Tiger Woods (1994), Ben Crane (1997), Jeff Quinney (1998), and Nick Flanagan (2003). In the last 12 years, three players that have won this championship have gone on to win the U.S. Amateur Championship (Woods, Quinney and Flanagan).