Russell Grove of North Idaho College won the Pacific Northwest PGA Professional Championship by five strokes over 2007 Champion Brian Thornton of Meridian Valley CC.

Jerrel Grow of Pronghorn GC finished third.

The top 7 professionals earned a spot and advanced directly to the PGA Professional Championship, presented by Club Car, Mercedes-Benz USA and Omega, at Bayonet Black Horse, Seaside, California on June 17-June 20, 2018.  In addition to Grove, Thornton, and Grow, Trevor Fox of The GC at Black Rock, Bob Rannow of Ocean Dunes GL, John Cassidy of The Home Course and Tim Feenstra of Broadmoor GC  all earned spots.

Additionally, the low 20 scores at the 2018 PGA Professional Championship will earn a place in the 100th PGA Championship at Bellerive CC, St Louis, Missouri August 16-19, 2018.

Final results:

Host PGA Professional Tom Davidson, Champion Russell Grove and Sponsor Brad Racine

History of the Championship

The Section Championship dates back to 1934, with Verne Torfin winning the title at Fircrest GC. In 2000, the Pacific Northwest PGA Championship merged with the Section CPC to create one great tournament experience, with the top finishers going on to compete at the National PGA Championship. Only open to Section Professionals, this event draws the strongest field of PGA members in the Northwest.

CLICK HERE to view past champions of the PNW PGA Professional Championship.

Circling Raven GC

Circling Raven GC logoThis beautifully designed course was built in 2003 by architect Gene Bates. Flowing through 620 visually stunning and inspirational acres adjoining the Coeur d’ Alene National Forest. Wildlife is abundant, including elk, deer, moose and an occasional black bear.  Circling Raven has consistently been rated as one of the top Resort courses in the country.  Golf Digest and Golf Magazine Golf World have rated it in their Top 100.