Host Professional Rob Gibbons, PGA – Champion Tom Sovay, PGA – sponsor Darrell Livingston of GT Golf Supplies

Tom Sovay of The GC at Redmond Ridge GC won the PNW Senior PGA Professional Championship by one stroke over Joe Carranza of Aldarra Golf Club.  Sovay birdied the last hole after Carranza posted a low score of 67 two hours prior.

In addition to Sovay and Carranza, Billy Bomar of Prairie Falls GC, Mark Tunstill of Mallard Creek GC, Scott Krieger of Broadmoor GC  and Kelly DeShaw of Yakima Elks GC all earned spots into the 2018 Senior PGA Professional National Championship, to be held October 25-28 at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida.  PGA Professional Jeff Coston of Semiahmoo G&CC is already exempt.

Ted Westling of Stone Creek GC won  the Senior Division.  He won by one stroke over Brian Davis of Grays Harbor GC.

Jerry Mowlds of Pumpkin Ridge GC/Columbia Edgewater CC  won the Senior Net Division by four strokes over Tom Hinton of Rose City GC.

Rob Gibbons of Arrowhead GC captured the Hugh Starkweather award which goes to the low player for both rounds that is 60 years and older.

Final Results

History of the Championship

The Senior PGA Professional Championship was established in 1952. Back then, the championship was held at the Yakima Elks’ G&CC with only 21 professionals battling it out for the mere sum of $920 dollars. The famous Bob Duden won the championship six times during the 70’s and seven times overall. Today, this is a popular event for Section seniors.

Arrowhead GC

Situated on 135 verdant acres in the heart of the Willamette Valley, Arrowhead Golf Club remains the hidden jewel of Clackamas County. Guarded by old-growth forest, the 18-hole championship golf course meanders across lush meadows and rolling hills, crossing paths with the pristine Molalla River and Wrights Creek before beginning its final approach back to the clubhouse. Despite its picturesque setting, the course is designed to challenge players of all abilities. Its demanding layout and manicured surfaces result in a dynamic playing experience.