Salsbury eyeing repeat at Tacoma City Amateur

There are a few more things remaining that Enumclaw’s Tyler Salsbury wants to accomplish in amateur golf.

One is to defend his title at the 87th Tacoma City Amateur.

The former University of Washington golfer is nearly there. After a 3-under-par 68 in the second round at Allenmore Golf Course on Saturday, Salsbury holds a one-stroke lead after two rounds.

His 5-under 138 total leads Sammamish’s Brian Mogg (66) by one shot heading into the final round at Tacoma Country and Golf Club.

At one point, Salsbury was 6-under on his round, highlighted by a near hole-out for eagle at the third hole.

But he stumbled over the final few holes with back-to-back bogeys at 13 and 14 on three-putts, and a final bogey at the 16th hole.

“I’ve been hitting it really well the past couple of weeks,” said Salsbury, who intends to turn professional next spring. It’s all about getting the flastrick (putter) rolling again.”

The last repeat Tacoma City Amateur winner was Tacoma’s Jamie Follen in 1992.