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GLENEDEN BEACH, OR– Salishan Spa and Golf Resort, 6,362 yards, Par 71

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Coleman (L) and Baker (R)

PGA Professional Luke Baker and his amateur Jim Bob Coleman of Deer Park GC won the PNW Pro-Amateur Championship by one stroke over PGA Professional Russell Grove with his amateur Taylor Porter of Avondale GC. Baker and Coleman came from behind to shoot a final round 65, 6-under par for a two day total of 131, 11-under par.

PGA Professional Scott Leritz and his amateur Charles Kingsbaker of Royal Oaks CC, PGA Professional Scott Erdmann and his amateur Jeff Hirata of Oswego Lake CC and PGA Professional Chris Van der Velde and his amateur Brandon Taylor of Tetherow GC finished in a tie for third place.

Final Results

The history of the Pacific Northwest Professional-Amateur Championship has been timeless.  It all started when a young head professional named John Junor and his amateur partner won back to back titles at the magnificent Seattle Golf Club in 1924 and 1926 (no championship in 1925).  Professional Walter Pursey and amateur Harry Givan topped Junor in the late 30’s with a three-peat victory at Seattle GC twice and Alderwood GC once.  As the years went on, many great players etched their names into the record books as champions of this event.  Long time professional Don Bies and his partners have seen numerous championships winning three of them in 1961 at Glendale CC, 1964 at Seattle GC, and in 1966 at Yakima CC.  Other greats such as Bunny Mason (1963) and Jerry Mowlds (1969, 1978) have all had their share of the title.

The Pacific Northwest Pro-Amateur Championship is a two-man team competition with one professional and one amateur playing a four-ball format.

CLICK HERE to view past team champions of this event.

Salishan Spa and Golf Resort – originally built in 1964 over two phases, Salishan’s mixture of woodlands and links has helped to define golf along the Oregon coast.  With a renovation in 2003 by Jacobsen/Hardy Golf Design, the links have been transformed to take further advantage of the location on the Pacific Ocean.