JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. — Moscow senior-to-be Bryden Brown beat Jeff Seong 1-up on Wednesday to win the Washington Junior Golf Association’s Match Play Championship at Eagles Pride Golf Course.
Brown, who finished fifth in this year’s Idaho Class 4A boys’ state tournament and won the District 5 Sub-District 3 at MeadowWood Golf Course in Liberty Lake, Wash., fired a 1-over 72 during Monday’s stroke play to earn the No. 3 seed in the match-play portion of the event.
Playing twice Tuesday, he beat No. 14 Elliott Hoang, of Mercer Island, Wash., 3-and-2 before proceeding to down 11th-seeded Wesley Bothel, of Bellingham, Wash., 4-and-3 to move on to the semifinal round.
In the semis Wednesday, Brown was extended to an extra hole against No. 7 seed Logan Medcalf, of Lynden, Wash., to advance to the final.
Against Seong, Brown took the early lead with a birdie on the par-5 No. 1. Seong would bogey the par-5 No. 3 but Brown bogeyed the par-4 No. 5. Seong again carded a bogey, this time at the par-4 No. 6 before rallying with a birdie on the par-4 No. 7.
Brown hung on to his 1-up lead through the next three holes before Seong bogeyed the par-4 No. 11 and par-3 No. 12. Brown bogeyed the par-3 no. 15 and par-4 No. 15 but held on for the win.