SUNRIVER — Bend’s Joshua Bastian is one round away from winning Flight 1 of the men’s division at the Pacific Amateur Golf Classic.
After entering Tuesday’s second round with a two-stroke lead, Bastian extended his advantage to seven shots by finishing as one of just two players in the flight to shoot under par at Crosswater Club. A 2-under-par 70 allowed Bastian to end the second round of the 54-hole stroke-play tournament at 8 under, leading three players in Flight 1 by seven strokes: Fred Douglas, from Gig Harbor, Washington; Scott Fehr, from Snohomish, Washington; and Jake Kroeker, from Sacramento, California.
The Pac-Am, split into five net divisions and an open gross division, is being held at Woodlands, Meadows and Crosswater courses at Sunriver.
In Flight 2 of the men’s division, Casey Warner, from Lynnwood, Washington, carded an 8-under 64 at Crosswater to build a seven-shot lead over James Franke, from Eatonville, Washington. Warner is a 7 under through two rounds.
In the women’s division, Andria Merkel, from Tracy, California, heads into the third round at even par after recording a 5-over 77 at Woodlands. Merkel holds a two-stroke lead over Kathy McDonald, from Sammamish, Washington.
The tournament, featuring a field of 300 players representing 21 states, continues through the championship round Thursday at Crosswater.
— Bulletin staff report