Sponsor Steve Fowell (left) and Champion Brandon Kearney.

Sponsor Steve Fowell (left) and Champion Brandon Kearney.

Kearney wins National Car Rental PGA Assistant Championship

Newberg, OR – Chehalem Glenn Golf Club – 6709 yards – par 72, $11,150 Purse

Brandon Kearney of Bend G&CC (Bend, OR) and Scott Erdmann of Oswego Lake CC (Lake Oswego, OR) broke the Chehalem Glenn GC course record today after posting a 7-under par 65. Kearney ended up the champion of the National Car Rental Assistant Championship presented by COBRA PUMA GOLF while Erdmann ended up one stroke back.

Josh Immordino of Riverbend GC (Kent, WA) finished in third place. Click here to view final results.

Kearney, Erdmann and Immordino all advanced to the 2013 National Car Rental PGA Assistant National Championship presented by COBRA PUMA GOLF on the Wanamaker Course at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida – October 31 – November 3, 2013.

Mike Roters of Gateway Golf Discount (Clarkston, ID) scored a hole-in-one on the 16th hole in the morning round. He did have a Sterling Bank account…..it is worth $10,000 at this time.

This year’s Assistant Championship marks the 37th Anniversary as a National event but the PNW Section has been conducting the event since Fred Pelzer donated the trophy in 1965.

The National Championship tradition began in 1976 to recognize the role of the PGA Assistant Professional and how important he or she may be in the success of a golf facility as well as our entire Association.  They represent more than 10,000 men and women assistant professionals and registered apprentices nationwide.

Chehalem GlennChehalem Glenn GC opened in 1995 to rave reviews and was quickly recognized as one of the most challenging courses in the Portland area. The front nine opened in July of 2005, with the second nine following two years later.  In 2010, Chehalem Glenn was featured by the readers of the Portland Business Journal as the #1 Most Challenging Course, #2 Favorite Public Course, and #3 Favorite Course To Host A Golf Tournament.  Head PGA Professional Branden Thompson is excited to host.

To view past champions of the PNW PGA Assistant Championship, CLICK HERE.

Plan to play in the Pro-Assistant Championship