Lakewood, WA – RMG Club at Oakbrook, 6530 yards, Par 71, Purse $15,250
PGA Professional Jeff Coston of Semiahmoo G&CC (Blaine, WA) won the Senior PGA Championship in a playoff against PGA Professional Tom Sovay of Redmond Ridge GC (Mukilteo, WA). The two professionals fired a 137, 5-under par score for the two days.
PGA Professional Bill Tindall of Aldara Golf Club (Falls City, WA) won the Senior Division by one stroke over PGA Professional Rick Adell of Bellevue, WA. PGA Professional Ron Stull of Union, WA won the net division.
Sovay, Chuck Milne, Brent Murray, Scott Cravens, Jeff Fought, Scott Krieger and Tom Staskus (plus Coston) qualified for the 2013 Southworth Senior PGA Professional National Championship at Creighton Farms & River Creek Club in Virginia – October 10-13, 2013.
Round One Results:
The Pacific Northwest Southworth Senior PGA Professional Championship is under way at the RMG Club at Oakbrook in Lakewood, WA. We have our top senior PGA Professionals all vying for the title of Senior PGA Professional Champion and not only the opportunity to add their name to the list of champions but to also advance to the Senior Professional National Championship this coming October 10-13.
Chuck Milne of Vanco Driving Range (Vancouver, WA) is leading the Senior PGA Championship after firing a first round 67, 4-under par. He leads by one stroke over Tom Sovay of Redmond Ridge GC (Mukilteo, WA) and Jeff Fought of Black Butte Ranch (Sisters, OR).
Rick Adell of Bellevue, WA and Bill Tindall of Aldara Golf Club (Falls City, WA) are leading the Senior Division after firing a first round score of 71.
The top seven players (plus Jeff Coston) are playing for a chance to qualify for the 2013 Southworth Senior PGA Professional National Championship at Creighton Farms & River Creek Club in Virginia – October 10-13, 2013.
The Senior PGA Professional Championship was established in 1952. This very popular event, for those who are 50 years and older, has seen a major jump since the days of old. Some can remember all the way back in 1965 when Harry Umbinetti was the top money winner of the event taking home a whopping $250 dollars. Back then, the championship was held at the Yakima Elks’ Golf and Country Club with only 21 professionals battling it out for the mere sum of $920 dollars. Throughout the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s, the Pacific Northwest Senior PGA Championship has seen many timeless and popular venues. Places such as Royal Oaks Country Club, Eugene Country Club, Manito Golf and Country Club, and Fircrest Country Club have all been in the mix since the beginning. The famous Bob Duden won the championship six times during the 70’s and seven times overall.
The Senior PGA Professional Championship is a 36 hole individual competition. The top 8 finishers in our Section PGA Professional Championship will advance to the 2013 Senior PGA Professional National Championship at Creighton Farms, Aldie, Virginia and River Creek Club, Leesburg, Virginia on October 10-13, 2013. Jeff Coston is already exempt for the Senior Professional National Championship after winning this event in the past.
As a new feature to our tournament program, results will be posted at regular intervals throughout the day at http://www.pnwpga.com/results/resultssrpga13.html “Almost live scoring” will begin at 10:00 am each morning after the groups begin turning. Be looking to see if one of your friends posts a low score!