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The Muckleshoot Casino Washington Open Invitational is under way at Meridian Valley CC in Kent, WA.  We have a strong field of PGA Professionals and amateurs all vying for the title of the Muckleshoot Casino Washington Open Champion. The Washington Open Invitational is a 54-hole stroke play individual competition.

The Washington Open Invitational dates back to 1922. In that year, young Al Espinosa captured the crown at Yakima CC.  Some big names have won this event over the years including the Zimmerman brothers, Al and Emery, along with Chuck Congdon, Al Mengert, Senior Tour Player Rick Acton and PGA Tour Player Fred Couples.

There have been some amazing champions since the event started. Chuck Congdon holds the record for the most wins (39, 47, 50, 52, and 62) while Al Mengert holds the record for the most consecutive wins (63, 64, and 65).  The current tournament record is held by PGA Professional Tim Feenstra of Broadmoor GC (2011) and PGA Member Jeff Gove (2012).

The 2016 Muckleshoot Casino Washington Open Pro-Am benefits the Folds of Honor. Folds of Honor provides scholarships for the children and spouses of those killed or disabled in service to the United States Military.  For more information, go to https://www.foldsofhonor.org This year’s event will be a Pro-Am as part of the 2016 Muckleshoot Casino Washington Open Invitational held at Meridian Valley Country Club in Kent, WA.

Meridian 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.

This will be Meridian Valley CC’s tenth time hosting the Washington Open Invitational – hosting in 1972, 1976, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2013, 2014 and 2015. They also hosted the SAFECO Classic from 1982 through 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.

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

Results will be posted at regular intervals throughout the day at https://2016SECmuckleshootwa.golfgenius.com  “Almost live scoring” will begin at 10:00 am each morning after the groups begin turning.  Be looking to see if one of your friends posts a low score!