OROpen_champ_BarronSisters, OR – Black Butte Ranch-Glaze Meadow, 7,007 yards, Purse $67,600

PGA Professional Derek Barron of Tacoma Firs GC (Tacoma, WA) won the Oregon Open Invitational after firing a final round score of 69 in the heavy wind gusts of 30 miles per hour today at Black Butte Ranch GC. He won by one stroke over PGA Professional Darren Black of Rainier G&CC (Seattle, WA). Michael Haack of Meridian Valley CC (Kent, WA) won low amateur honors.

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Winning the team best two of four net team competition is the team with PGA Professional Darren Black, PGA Professional Issac Henry-Cano of Rainier G&CC, amateur Michael Haack of Meridian Valley CC (Kent, WA) and amateur Dave Miller also of Rainier G&CC.

PGA Professional Darren Black of Rainier G&CC (Seattle, WA) and amateur Michael Haack also won the Four-Ball competition with rounds of 63-60-123, 21-under par. They won by four strokes over PGA Professional Chris Van der Velde and his amateur Justin Kadin of Tetherow (Bend, OR).

Sponsored by National Car Rental, the Official Rental Car of The PGA of America, the event is one of nearly 100 new and existing amateur tournaments across the 41 PGA of America Sections nationwide being linked together to form the Pro-Am Series.  National created the tournaments to help further the PGA of America’s mission to grow interest and participation in the game of golf at local levels. The Series will run February through October 2014.

History of the Championship

This championship dates back to 1905 when sheep mowed the fairways at Waverley CC, George Smith, a Scot from Oakland, CA won the Oregon best site to buy provigil online Open’s inaugural championship including a course record 74.  Little did he know that some of golf’s most prestigious names were to follow in his footsteps such as Tommy Armour, Horton Smith, Chuck Congdon, Bob Duden, Bill Eggers, Jerry Mowlds, Pat Fitzsimons, Rick Acton, Peter Jacobsen, Jeff Coston, and Mike Davis.  And only three men have won the title three or more times; Bill Porter (3), Rick Acton (4), and Bob Duden (8).  The tournament scoring record is held by Brian Nosler at 198, set in 2009 at Brasada Ranch.

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

Charity

The official charity of the Oregon Open Invitational is Kids Center.  Founded in 1994 by the community, KIDS Center works together with law enforcement, medical providers and social service agencies to create a supportive response to child abuse through a multi-disciplinary team approach.  They serve Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson county along with the Warm Springs Reservation at our Bend center.  To learn more about the charity or to make a donation, please go to http://www.kidscenter.org

Black Butte Ranch – Glaze Meadow

Black Butte Ranch Glaze MeadowBlack Butte Ranch – Glaze Meadow course was built in 1978 and John Fought Design’s dramatic transformation of the Glaze Meadow Golf Course at Black Butte Ranch in Sisters, Ore., The course was built in 1978, and has been named as Golf Inc’s annual Renovation of the Year completion recognized the best renovation projects of the past year from around the world.  The renovation was done in 2012. Black Butte Ranch is perfectly positioned for an authentic Central Oregon cascade experience.

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