When:
June 6, 2019 @ 9:32 pm – 10:32 pm
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2019-06-06T22:32:00-07:00

 

The Oregon Open Invitational is under way at Pronghorn in Bend, OR.  We have 104 PNW PGA Professional and 104 amateurs all vying for the title of Oregon Open Invitational Champion. In addition to the individual title, there is a 36-hole (best 2 of 4 net) team competition and pro-am four-ball.   The second round will be followed by a cut and repairing of the top 70 players and ties.

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.

The official charity of the 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.  They serve Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson county along with the Warm Springs Reservation at our Bend center.  To learn more about the charity or to make a donation, please go to http://www.kidscenter.org

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

Pronghorn Resort opened the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course in 2004 with Jack Nicklaus sending the very first tee shot right down the middle. The Jack Nicklaus Signature Course’s 7,379 yard, par-72, 18 hole course provides a minimalist experience with an emphasis on the golf game itself, combining playability with smooth transitions and true putting surfaces.

The clubhouse and Tom Fazio Championship Course opened in 2007, creating the ultimate golf experience in Central Oregon. The masterful Tom Fazio designed par 72, 18 holes and 7,462 yards course blends the complexity of championship golf with the inherent aesthetic of the natural terrain.

Results will be posted at regular intervals throughout the day at https://2019secoregonopen.golfgenius.com/ “Almost live scoring” will begin at 10:00 am each morning after the groups begin turning.  Be looking to see if one of your friends posts a low score!