Congratulations to the 2022 Franz Bakery Pro-Am team champions at the 35th Rosauers Open! The Michelob Ultra team won the two-day event led by PGA Professional Corey Prugh and amateurs Patrick McLaughlin, Peter Rusnak, Jeff Hansen and Chad O’Donnell.
The Franz Bakery Pro-Am format is a best two of five net competition. The PNW PGA Professional plays his/her ball in an individual professional competition.
The Franz Bakery Pro-Am takes place both Wednesday and Thursday, followed by the Rosauers Open Invitational which is a 54-hole stroke play championship.
Final results: https://2022secfranzbakeryproam.golfgenius.com
The official charity of the Rosauers Open Invitational is Vanessa Behan. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery, 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 2021 event raised $100,000 for the charity with over $3,000,000 raised through the 34 years. To learn more about the charity or to make a donation, please go to http://www.vanessabehan.org.
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.