Keating Wins PNW Senior Players’ Championship

Host Pro John Thorsnes (L)and Champion Mark Keating (R)
Host Pro John Thorsnes (L)and Champion Mark Keating (R)

Walla Walla, WA – Wine Valley Golf Club, 6,600 Yards, Par 72

Field – 51 teams of one Pacific Northwest PGA Professionals and one amateur.

PGA Professional and 2012 Champion Mark Keating of Meriwether National (Hillsboro, OR) won the Senior Players’ Championship for the second time at Wine Valley Golf Club by one stroke over PGA Professional Joe Carranza of Aldarra Golf Club (Falls City, WA).

Keating had to birdie the final hole to beat Carranza who had a hot round consisting of three eagles, three birdies and three bogeys on his way to post his six under par 66.

Low amateur honors went to Tim O’Neal of Royal Oaks CC (Vancouver, WA) who finished two strokes back of Keating.

Mark Keating with his amateur partner Mark Bowler of Meriwether National GC also took home the team four-ball competition honors.

The Senior Players’ Championship is a two-man team competition of one Pacific Northwest PGA Professional and one amateur playing a both an individual and a four-ball competition.

View final results

TL Wine ValleyWINE VALLEY GC – Wine Valley Golf Club, which opened in April of 2009, has been rated 5th on Golfweek’s Best New Courses.  To produce Golfweek’s Best New Courses list, a nationwide team of more than 475 evaluators rated the layouts on the basis of 10 criteria, including routing, conditioning, variety and memorability of holes. The result is an average of scores, which then dictates a course’s overall ranking.

This stunning Dan Hixson design unfolds on a grand scale, playing over rolling hills in the shadow of the Blue Mountains.  Wine Valley GC has broad fairways, dramatic bunkers, and bold, undulating putting surfaces.

CLICK HERE to view the Senior Players’ Championship results once they have been posted for the day.

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