Wallen’s successful summer hits a speed bump

Published on Thu, Jul 8, 2010 by By Jerry Huls

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Ryan Wallen, who took the prep golf world by storm when he placed second at the 2A state tournament this year, has been continuing his success through a busy summer of events.

Wallen tied for first with a 3 over par 75 at North Bellingham golf course on June 24. Two days later, Wallen followed that win with a victory in the ESPN team challenge event at the Semiahmoo Golf and Country Club.
Teamed with Danny Bland of Blaine, Wallen fired a blistering 3 under par 69. Wallen won his third consecutive event, winning a WJGA event, again at North Bellingham, shooting an even par 72 on June 28.

Wallen competed at the junior world qualifier at Tumwater golf course June 30 and July 1 for an opportunity to win one of four spots to represent Washington at the junior world tournament at Torrey Pines golf course in San Diego.
Wallen struggled the first day finishing with an 82 but rebounded on Thursday with a 76. His final total of 158 was 15 strokes off the pace. Tyler Carlson of Clarkston and Tyler Sarlsbury of Enumclaw tied for the win shooting 143 for the tournament.

Also qualifying for the Torrey Pines event was Carl Jonson of Bainbridge Island and Carl Mroz of Woodinville.