Bayley takes first round lead
at Washington menís Amateur
CLE ELUM, Wash. ó Former Lakeland High standout Derek Bayley, a rising senior at Washington State, shot a 5-under 67 to finish tied for the first round lead in the Washington menís Amateur Championship on Tuesday at Suncadia Resort.
Sean Fitzpatrick of Mill Creek is tied with Bayley after the first round on the Rope Rider Course.
Reid Hatley of Hayden Lake is tied for ninth at 71.
The tournament continues today at the Tumble Creek Course and concludes on Thursday.
Gonzaga menís basketball announces
West Coast Conference schedule
The West Coast Conference released the nine-week league slate for menís basketball on Tuesday, which tips off on Dec. 28.
Gonzaga has shared or outright won the WCC regular season the past five seasons. The Bulldogs will look for the programís 21st conference title in 2017-18. GU has shared or won 16 conference championships in the last 17 years, and 18 out of the last 20 years.
After a week break over the Christmas holiday, Gonzaga opens West Coast Conference play at home against Pacific on Dec. 28. The Zags then welcome Santa Clara two days later.
A road trip to Pepperdine and Loyola Marymount follows on Jan. 4 and 6. GU hosts Portland on Jan. 11, before heading to San Francisco on Jan. 13. The Bulldogs face Saint Maryís in Spokane on Jan. 18, and then on Jan. 20 plays at Santa Clara. On Jan. 25, Gonzaga is at Portland, before closing the month at home versus San Francisco on Jan. 27.
The Zags welcome San Diego (Feb. 1) and BYU (Feb. 3), and then face Pacific (Feb. 8) and Saint Maryís (Feb. 10) on the road. GU closes the regular season home slate with Loyola Marymount and Pepperdine on Feb. 15 and 17. The Bulldogs cap off the regular season at San Diego (Feb. 22) and BYU (Feb. 24).
The West Coast Conference Championships will follow at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas from March 1-6.