Senior Oregon Open InvitationalCoston wins Senior Oregon Open Invitational

PENDLETON, OR – Wildhorse Resort and Casino – 6,640 Yards, Par 72, $54,580 purse

Host Professional Mike Hegarty & Senior OR Open Champion Jeff Coston

Host Professional Mike Hegarty & Champion Jeff Coston

PGA Professional Jeff Coston of Semiahmoo G&CC (Blaine, WA) won the Senior Oregon Open at Wildhorse Resort. He shot a final round 64 to slide by PGA Professional Lon Hinkle of Eagle Bend GC (Bigfork, MT). Coston knocked his second shot on the par 4, 18th hole within inches of the cup where he tapped it in for birdie and the win. Coston has also won this event in 2007, 2009 and 2011.

In third place was PGA Professional Rob Gibbons of Arrowhead GC (Molalla, OR) and PGA Professional Joe Carranza of Aldarra Golf Club (Falls City, WA).Jim Holt of The Creek at Qualchan (Spokane, WA) was low amateur.

Congratulations to PGA Professional John Bowen of Rose City GC (Portland, OR) for his hole-in-one on the 16th hole. He knocked his shot in from 152 yards.

PGA Professional Jerry Mowlds of Pumpkin Ridge GC (North Plains, OR) was low net while PGA Professional Don Waller of Kalispell, MT won the Super Senior Division (60 years of age and up).

The team from Tri-City CC (Kennewick, WA) consisting of PGA Professional Chris Isaacson, Ed
Ochoa, Bill McClendon and Larry Dokie won the team 36-hole competition of one gross-one net team
competition at 123-129-252 by one stroke over the team from Broadmoor GC (Portland, OR) consisting of PGA Professional Scott Krieger, Byron Patton, Pat O’Donnell, and Kelvin Wolther.

The Senior Oregon Open Invitational is a 54 hole individual competition with a 36 hole team competition, one net and one gross ball at 90% of their handicap.  Teams are comprised of one professional and three amateurs.

Since its induction in 1996, the Senior Oregon Open has grown to be the premier senior golf tournament in the Northwest.  This event draws the best players ages 50 and over from all over the Pacific Northwest Section.  The popular Wildhorse Resort and Casino in Pendleton, OR is hosting the Open for the tenth consecutive year.

Final Results

To view past champions of the Senior Oregon Open Invitational, CLICK HERE.

Wildhorse Resort & Casino

With the praise and popularity that the resort received the past nine years, the Section was eager to reschedule the same venue.  The golf course is designed by John Steidel and is nestled at the base of mountains and wide open terrain.  Wildhorse Golf Course is modeled after a traditional Scottish links-style course with plenty of bunkers and tall grass lurking to make you work a little harder than usual.