Champion Tim O'Neal (left) and Host Pro Mike Hegarty, PGA

Champion Tim O’Neal (left) and Host Pro Mike Hegarty, PGA

PENDLETON, OR – Wildhorse Resort and Casino – 6,640 Yards, Par 72, $55,240 purse

Severe weather forced the cancellation of the final round of the Senior Oregon Open Invitational that was scheduled for Thursday.  With the cancellation of the final round, results from after round 2 became the final results.

Amateur Tim O’Neal of Royal Oaks CC (Vancouver, WA) fired a second round 68 on Wednesday for an 11 under par two round total to maintain a one shot over defending champion PGA Professional Jeff Coston of Semiahmoo G&CC (Blaine, WA).  With his two round total scores, this earned Tim O’Neal his first Senior Oregon Open Invitational title.  Coston posted a 6 under par 66 to finish one stroke back of the champion.  PGA Professional Tom Sovay of The Golf Club at Redmond Ridge (Redmond, WA) and amateur Keith Crimp of Suntides GC (Yakima, WA) closed to within two shots thanks also to posting six under par 66’s for a tie for third place.

PGA Professional Don Bies of Seattle GC (Seattle, WA) and PGA Professional Jerry Mowlds of Pumpkin Ridge GC (North Plains, OR) tied for first in the Super Senior Division (60 years of age of more).  They scored rounds of 72-74-146 for the two rounds.

Amateur Mark Arnn of Coeur d’Alene Resort (Coeur d’Alene, ID) won the Net Division after posting net rounds of 65-66-131, 13-under par.  He won by one stroke over amateur Larry Dokie of Tri-City CC (Tri-City, WA).

PGA Professional Mike DeLong of Coeur d’Alene Resort and amateurs Bob Christensen, Mark Arnn, and Duane Harris took home the team trophies at 253 in the one gross, one net competition.

Final results

Senior Oregon Open InvitationalThe 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.

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.

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