It has been a while since Andrew Yun has lived in Tacoma, but he still apparently knows how to play golf in the Northwest.
After 36 grueling holes in 90-degree heat, Yun had the lead at the 20th Sahalee Players Championship at Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish on Monday.
Yun, who spent one season at Bellarmine Prep before moving to Chandler, Ariz., shot rounds of 5-under-par 67 in the morning, and 1-under 71 in the afternoon for a 6-under 138 total.
The Stanford graduate leads Jack Perry (5-under 139) by one stroke, and Canadian Adam Svensson (4-under 140) by two shots.
“It was definitely a long day,” Yun said.
Olympia’s Cameron Peck, who captured the Washington State Amateur title last week at Chambers Bay, is in the hunt at 1-under 143. He shot 69 in the afternoon, and sits tied for eighth.
Yun, the 2012 Pacific-12 Conference individual champion, was in contention for the Sahalee title last year, but shot a final-round 78 to finished tied for 16th.