Bulletin staff report

SUNRIVER — Joshua Bastian made back-to-back birdies on the 15th and 16th holes on the Woodlands course at Sunriver Resort on Monday, helping the Bend golfer post a 6-under-par 66 to grab the top spot of his flight on the first day of the Pacific Amateur Golf Classic.

The 54-hole stroke-play tournament, split into five net divisions and an open gross division, is being staged at Woodlands, Meadows and Crosswater courses at Sunriver.

In Flight 1 of the men’s division, Bastian’s 66 is two strokes better than second-place Brian Hale, from Sherwood. In Flight 2, David Stein, from Silverdale, Washington, finished with a 66 at the Woodlands to lead Robert Baker, from Del Ray, California, by three strokes.

The women’s division is paced by Andria Merke, from Tracy, California, whose 66 is seven shots better than the top Central Oregon player, Bend’s Heidi Jarvis, who is in fourth place with a 73.

The tournament, featuring a field of 300 players representing 21 states, continues through the championship round Thursday at Crosswater.

— Bulletin staff report

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