The 2021 Franz Bakery Pro-Am concluded at Indian Canyon GC.  The team led by PGA Professional Jared Lambert of Salishan Spa & Golf Resort with the Sponsor Team of UNFI with amateurs Jim Wilkerson, Mark Ly, Nat Sonnier and Robert Albaugh won the two-day competition.

We had six PGA Professionals tied for the low score of 3-under par 68.

Final results: https://2021secfranzbakeryproam.golfgenius.com.

The Franz Bakery Pro-Am is followed by the Rosauers Open Invitational, a 54-hole stroke play championship.  The 34th Rosauers Open Invitational will start on Friday, July 16 with tee times ranging from 7:30 am – 2:30 pm off # 1 and # 10 tees. The Rosauers Open Invitational is a 54-hole individual competition with a cut after 36 holes.

Charity

The official charity of the Rosauers Open Invitational is Vanessa Behan. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Vanessa Behan, Spokane’s safe haven for children at risk of abuse and neglect. The Nursery also provides counseling, education and referrals for parents of young children. The 2019 event raised $100,000 for the charity with over $3,000,000 raised through the 33 years. To learn more about the charity or to make a donation, please visit http://www.vanessabehan.org.

“The tournament supports Vanessa Behan and the children they serve. Since the pandemic, the needs at Vanessa have never been greater. We are excited to continue the partnership with Vanessa, and the Pacific Northwest Section of the PGA to host the finest sectional tournament in the Northwest.” – Mike Shirts, Chief Operating Officer of Rosauers Supermarkets, Inc.

Indian Canyon Golf Course

Indian Canyon was built in 1935 for $200,000. H. Chandler Egan, a member of the PNGA Hall of Fame, crafted the Canyon’s layout over the well-treed hillside southwest of the Spokane River. Indian Canyon hosted the 1941 and 1984 Public Links Championships. When Bill Welch was victorious in 1941, he concluded “After I played Indian Canyon, I never wanted to go back to Texas again. I never saw a golf course that beautiful in my whole life… I did return to Texas, but only to pack my bags and move to Spokane.”

This municipal track has been annually rated among Golf Digest’s “Best Public Courses”, “Best Affordable Courses”, “Best Golf Courses You Can Play”, “Best in State” and taken individually, some holes rank with the best holes found on any course – public or private – in the region. Indian Canyon’s lofty acclaim is well deserved.