By Mikal Harpster, PNW PGA Tournament Intern

 

Jeff Coston, PGA club professional, on 14th tee during the third round of play at the 73rd Senior PGA Championship, presented by KitchenAid held at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA, on Saturday, May 26, 2012. (Photo by Montana Pritchard/The PGA of America)

Jeff Coston, PGA club professional, on 14th tee during the third round of play at the 73rd Senior PGA Championship, presented by KitchenAid held at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA, on Saturday, May 26, 2012. (Photo by Montana Pritchard/The PGA of America)

Jeff Coston had a strong month of tournament play in May.  First, Coston played in the final group of the Sterling Bank Washington Open Invitational on Wednesday, May 22 and finished T-6th. He would then catch a flight from Seattle, Washington to St. Louis, Missouri for the Senior PGA Championship which started the following day. Coston played Bellerive Country Club on May 23-26 in the 2013 Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid, where he took low club professional honors for the second time in his career. He tied for low club professional by placing at T-28th against a star-studded field. Coston shot a 284 (71-69-72-72)—even par for the tournament—and took home $12,829.

Coston had qualified for this event last year when he placed T-8th at the Senior Professional National Championship in October 2012.

Jeff Coston has won more Pacific Northwest Section PGA major championships than any other professional or amateur in the 90-year history of the Section. In 2006, he won the Senior PNC and was the first and only to do so from the Pacific Northwest Section.  Along with all of Coston’s playing accomplishments he is also a dedicated PGA Professional and was inducted into the Pacific Northwest Section PGA Hall of Fame on April 26, 2013.

Low PGA Club Professional honoree Jeff Coston; PGA President Ted Bishop; and Low PGA Club Professional honoree Mark Mielke; pose for the media during the final round of the 74th Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid, at Bellerive Country Club on May 26, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Rochalle Stewart/The PGA of America)

Low PGA Club Professional honoree Jeff Coston; PGA President Ted Bishop; and Low PGA Club Professional honoree Mark Mielke; pose for the media during the final round of the 74th Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid, at Bellerive Country Club on May 26, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Rochalle Stewart/The PGA of America)