Swann Wins Pelzer Golf Oregon Open Invitational

Amateur Kennedy Swann of Tokatee GC won the Pelzer Golf Oregon Open Invitational by two strokes over PGA Professional (and defending champion) Brady Sharp of Wine Valley GC and Mason Koch of Fairwood G&CC. Swann is the first woman to ever win the tournament.

The tournament at Black Butte Ranch consists of 48 teams competing in a 36 hole best 2 of 4 net team competition, pro-am four-ball, as well as a 54-hole individual competition.

Winning the team competition (best 2 of 4) was the team lead by PGA Professional David Phay of Whidbey Golf Club, PGA Professional David Castleberry, amateur Matt Kline of Harbour Pointe GC and amateur Doug Pierce.  They fired an impressive 34 under par.  They won by three strokes over PGA Professionals Tom Baker of Black Butte Ranch and Trey Harbick of Eugene CC, with amateurs Caleb Taskinen of Black Butte Ranch and Kennedy Swann.

PGA Professional David Phay and amateur Doug Pierce won the four-ball team competition with a two-day total of 19 under par.  PGA Professional Darren Black of Rainier G&CC and amateur Andrew Von Lossow of Indian Canyon GC finished second one stroke back.

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

The Pacific Northwest PGA is proud to have Pelzer Golf as our title sponsor along with a supporting field of sponsors including Legendary Headwear, Sun Mountain, Sketchers, CMC and Club Car.

History of the Championship

This championship dates back to 1905 when sheep mowed the fairways at Waverley CC. George Smith, a Scot from Oakland, CA, won the Oregon Open’s inaugural championship, including a course record 74. Little did he know that some of golf’s most prestigious names were to follow in his footsteps such as Tommy Armour, Horton Smith, Chuck Congdon, Bob Duden, Bill Eggers, Jerry Mowlds, Pat Fitzsimons, Rick Acton, Peter Jacobsen, Jeff Coston, and Mike Davis. And only three men have won the title three or more times; Bill Porter (3), Rick Acton (4), and Bob Duden (8). The tournament scoring record is held by Brian Nosler at 198, set in 2009 at Brasada Canyons.

CLICK HERE – to view past champions of the Pelzer Golf Oregon Open Invitational


The official charity of the Pelzer Golf Oregon Open Invitational is KIDS Center. Founded in 1994 by the community, KIDS Center works together with law enforcement, medical providers and social service agencies to create a supportive response to child abuse through a multi-disciplinary team approach. With the help of our amazing sponsors and participants, the PNW PGA raised $3,000 for KIDS Center at this year’s event! To learn more about the charity or to make a donation, please visit http://www.kidscenter.org.

Black Butte Ranch – Glaze Meadow

Glaze Meadow was originally designed by Gene (Bunny) Mason in 1978, with an extensive restoration completed in 2012. Famous architect John Fought was hired to redesign the course. After the redesign, the course received the honor of “Best National remodel in America for 2012” By Golf Inc. Magazine. Featuring slightly elevated greens, square tee boxes and deep grass-faced bunkers, the new Glaze Meadow reflects the spirit of classic golf course design in a true mountain setting.

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