We are still accepting entries for the 25th Rosauers Open Invitational at Indian Canyon GC on July 13-15thHead PGA Professional Gary Lindeblad is excited again.

CLICK HERE for the Rosauers Open Invitational professional entry

CLICK HERE for the Rosauers Open Invitational amateur entry

~History of the Rosauers Open Invitational~

The Rosauers Open Invitational has been on a part of the PNW PGA tournament program since 1988.  The famed golf tournament has been hosted at one of Washington’s most desired places to play, Indian Canyon GC.  Gary Lindeblad has been the PGA Professional at Indian Canyon since 1984.  He surprised his hometown fans with a victory back in 1990, which is a rarity to golf tournaments played on your home golf course.

We have had some amazing champions since the event started.  Jeff Coston holds the record for the most wins (1997, 2006, and 2008).  Other notable past champions are Rob Gibbons (1991), Bill Porter (1999), Todd Erwin (2000), Casey McCoy (2001), and our 2009 Rosauers champion Corey Prugh who set the tournament record of 192.  The record was previously held at 193 by Scott Johnson (2004) and Ryan Benzel (2005).  We’ll see who gets to add their name to a long list of amazing champions this July.

Last year, PGA Professional Corey Prugh of Manito G&CC won his second Rosauers Open title in three years thanks to an eagle on the par 5 18th  hole to cap off a final round 63.  Prugh’s eagle finish allowed him to overtake PGA Professional Tim Feenstra of Broadmoor GC on the final hole to claim his victory.

~Indian Canyon GC~

Indian Canyon was built in 1935 for $200,000.  H. Chandler Egan, a member of the PNGA Hall of Fame, crafted the Canyon’s layout over the well treed hillside southwest of theSpokane River.

Indian Canyon hosted the 1941 and 1984 Public Links Championships.  When Bill Welch was victorious in 1941, he concluded “After I played Indian Canyon, I never wanted to go back to Texas again.  I never saw a golf course that beautiful in my whole life…. I did return toTexas, but only to pack my bags and move toSpokane.”

This municipal track has been annually rated among Golf Digest’s “Best Public Courses”, “Best Affordable Courses”, “Best Golf Courses You Can Play”, “Best in State” and taken individually, some holes rank with the best holes found on any course – public or private – in the region. Indian Canyon’s lofty acclaim is well deserved.

CLICK HERE to view past champions of the Rosauers Open Invitational.