Alex Stamey will be trying to protect a three-stroke lead this afternoon when the 74th-annual Snohomish County Amateur golf tournament resumes for its final round.
Stamey, who lives in Mill Creek and represents Everett Golf and Country Club, opened the tournament last weekend with a 4-under-par 68 at Mill Creek Country Club and a 2-under 68 at Marysville’s Cedarcrest Golf Course. His 6-under 136 total is three shots better than Snohomish’s Todd Tibke and EG&CC’s Kirk Smith.
Stamey, Tibke, Smith and EG&CC’s Mike Seek (142) will comprise the last of four Featured Foursomes in the traditional final round at EG&CC. They will tee off at 1 p.m., 10 minutes after the foursome of Tim Cameron of Everett’s Legion Memorial Golf Course (146), Lance Kilbride of Mukilteo’s Harbour Pointe Golf Course (144), and Mill Creek’s Paul Houvener (144) and Jeff Strickland (142).
Teeing off at 12:40 p.m. will be Legion Memorial’s Sam Pauley (148), and EG&CC’s Jack Kelly (147), Stephen Lee (147) and Zack Shriver (146).
First off the tee today will be the 12:30 p.m., foursome of Harbour Pointe’s Bob Burton (149), Mill Creek’s Patrick Cooper (149) and Michael Hansen (149), and EG&CC’s Chad Gorney (148).
The rest of the first division (for golfers with handicaps of 6.4 and under) will have morning starting times at EG&CC. The second division (for golfers with handicaps of 6.5 to 10.8) and third division (handicaps of 10.9 and up) will play their final rounds at Cedarcrest.
The final round of the County Am is open to the public. There is no admission charge.