Jeff Coston of Semiahmoo G&CC won by one stroke over Brent Murray of Oswego Lake CC in the PNW Senior PGA Professional Championship presented by Cadillac at Bear Creek CC.

In addition to Coston and Murray, Bob Rannow of Ocean Dunes Golf Links , Joey Carranza of Aldarra GC, Mark Tunstill of Mallard Creek GC, Mark Keating of OGA GC and Jim Schaeffer of Waverley CC all earned spots into the 31st Senior PGA Professional Championship presented by Cadillac, to be played October 3-6 at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas.

Steve Reuhl of Bothell, WA won the Senior Division.

Past champions entered in the event include Tom Sovay of The GC at Redmond Ridge (2018), Steve Stull of Richland, WA (2017, 2014), Rob Gibbons of Arrowhead GC (2016), Jeff Coston of Semiahmoo G&CC (2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006), Chuck Milne of Vanco Driving Range (2012, 2000), and Bill Tindall of Redmond, WA (1996).

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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. 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.

Bear Creek CC

bear creek cc logoBear Creek Country Club’s championship layout was designed by noted golf course architect Jack Frei to blend seamlessly with its pristine surroundings in the lush, rolling terrain in the Cascade Mountain foothills. Thick stands of mature trees frame undulating fairways and manicured greens, with several lakes and rugged wetlands creating both strategic diversity and a picturesque backdrop for golf.

The course has served as home to numerous prestigious events, including the PNGA Amateur, Hudson Cup matches, two USGA Amateur Qualifiers, USGA Sr. Open Qualifier and the USGA Mid-Am Qualifier. Bear Creek CC previously hosted the PNW Senior PGA Championship in 2011.