The Team from Tacoma Golf Center Wins the Pro-Assistant Championship!

Sponsor Matt Pollitt, Derek Barron, Todd Erwin, Sponsor Bryan Dickson and Sponsor Sally Schmitz

The Pacific Northwest Pro-Assistant Championship concluded at Meridian Valley CC.  The team from Tacoma Golf Center with Head PGA Professional Todd Erwin and Assistant Professional Derek Barron won the Pro-Assistant Championship after posting rounds of 64-62-126.  They won by nine strokes teams from Rainer G&CC, Oswego Lake CC, two teams from Columbia Edgewater CC and Inglewood GC.

Congratulations to Sean Fredrickson from Tualatin CC making a hole-in-one on the 12th hole on Monday!

The history of the Pacific Northwest Professional-Assistants Championship has been timeless.  It all started in 1992, when the event got off to an exciting start.  It took the Progress Downs team of Jerry Minor and Ralph West SEVEN holes of sudden-death to finally shake the Royal Oaks duo of Steve Bowen and Michael Wilkerson.  After shooting 14-under at Tacoma Country and Golf Club, neither of the two teams could get a birdie putt to drop in the playoff.  The 1995 Redwood Golf Center team of Scott Williams and Mike Barnett still holds the tournament record after scorching the rest of the field with an 18-under 126 at McCormick Woods GC and winning by three strokes.  This championship has fostered camaraderie between the Head Professional and his Assistant and is one of the most popular events of the Pacific Northwest Section PGA.  In 2008, Head PGA Professional Steve Prugh and his Assistant Corey Prugh made history by being the first father-son duo to capture the title which they won again in 2010.

TL Meridian-ValleyMeridian Valley Country Club officially opened on July 1, 1967 with 9 of the 18 holes ready for play.  The second nine holes and clubhouse opened to equally grand fanfare in May 1968.  This exceptional 18-hole layout was designed by Ted Robinson, one of the nation’s leading golf course architects, who chose the site based on the stunning views the surrounding area provided.

Meridian Valley CC has hosted the 1972, 1976, 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2009, 2013 and 2014 Washington Open Invitational, as well as the SAFECO Classic from 1982 until 1999.  MVCC has grown into one of the Northwest’s most respected golf courses to the credit of the founding members who successfully achieved their goal to develop a first-class golf club.

The Pro-Assistants Championship is a two-man team competition with one head golf professional and their assistant golf professional playing a four-ball competition.

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