Entries are now available for the Washington Open Invitational at Meridian Valley CC. The Drive Fore The Cure Northwest Pro-Am is being held on Saturday-Sunday, May 17- 18 followed by the Washington Open Invitational is Monday-Wednesday, May 19-21, 2014. Section Secretary Greg Manley is excited to invite you back to Meridian Valley CC.
The Washington Open Invitational entry deadline is Wednesday, April 30th.
- CLICK HERE to sign up online for the Washington Open Championship Professional Entry.
- CLICK HERE to download the Washington Open Championship Professional Entry.
- CLICK HERE to sign up online for the Washington Open Championship Amateur Entry.
- CLICK HERE to download the Washington Open Championship Amateur Entry.
Back by popular demand, we are returning with the 54-hole individual stroke play NO CUT championship format. You asked for it, so we delivered! You will enter as an individual; there will be no team competitions in the 88th Washington Open Invitational. Click here for the Washington Open flyer to post at your club.
~Drive Fore The Cure Northwest Pro-Am at the Washington Open Invitational~
The 2014 Drive Fore The Cure Northwest Pro-Am benefits Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and Prostate Cancer research. For more information or to sign up your team today, please visit www.dftcnw.org.
~History of the Washington Open Invitational~
The Washington Open Invitational dates back to 1922. In that year, young Al Espinosa captured the crown at Yakima CC. Some big names have won this event over the years including the Zimmerman brothers, Al and Emery, along with Chuck Congdon, Al Mengert, Senior Tour Player Rick Acton and PGA Tour Player Fred Couples.
There have been some amazing champions since the event started. Chuck Congdon holds the record for the most wins (39, 47, 50, 52, and 62) while Al Mengert holds the record for the most consecutive wins (63, 64, and 65). The current tournament record is held by PGA Professional Tim Feenstra of Broadmoor GC (2011), and PGA Member Jeff Gove (2012).
PGA Professional Chris Griffin of Tacoma C&GC won the Washington Open Invitational last year and first place check of $6,000. He won by two strokes over amateur Erik Hanson of Sahalee CC.
In third place was PGA Professional Mike Roters of Gateway Golf and PGA Professional Matt Cowell of Lake Padden GC. 2007 and 2011 champion PGA Professional Tim Feenstra of Broadmoor GC finished in fifth.
~History of Meridian Valley CC~
Meridian Valley Country Club officially opened on July 1, 1967 with 9 of the 18 holes ready for play. The second nine holes and clubhouse opened to equally grand fanfare in May 1968. This exceptional 18-hole layout was designed by Ted Robinson, one of the nation’s leading golf course architects, who chose the site based on the stunning views the surrounding area provided.
This will be Meridian Valley CC’s eighth time hosting the Washington Open Invitational – hosting in 1972, 1976, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2009 and 2013. They also hosted the SAFECO Classic from 1982 through 1999. MVCC has grown into one of the Northwest’s most respected golf courses to the credit of the founding members who successfully achieved their goal to develop a first-class golf club.
CLICK HERE to view Past Champions of the Washington Open Invitational.