PENDLETON, ORE. - A five-man squad from Sunnyside's Black Rock Creek Golf Course won the team competition this past Monday at a Central Washington chapter of the PGA pro-am tourney staged at Wildhorse Resort Golf Course.
Paced by the four-under-par 68 carded by Black Rock Creek club pro Jeff Bender, the team titlists shot an aggregate 185. The squad's 31-under-par round bested the second place finishing team from Suntides Golf Course by three strokes. The winning team members included Bender and amateurs Travis Davis, Keith Sattler, Tim Johnson and Brian Weimann.
In the individual professional division, Bender's 68 earned him a tie for third place honors. Ryan Smith, the assistant club pro at Moses Lake Golf and Country Club, shot the low round, a seven-under 65. John Thorsnes of the Walla Walla Country Club finished second with a 66.
Bender, in addition to his third place individual finish, grabbed KP honors from among the PGA professionals on the tournament's designated hole.
In the individual amateur scoring results, Davis added to his first place team finish with a first place tie in the amateur division #1 net scoring column. He shot a net 66 (actual score minus handicap). His Black Rock Creek teammate, Weimann, also tied for top honors in amateur division #3 net scoring with a handicap-aided 65.
The Monday, Aug. 16, PGA pro-am event drew a field of 190 professional and amateur golfers. It was the fourth of five pro-am tournaments that comprise the Michelob Pro-Am Series, which is a series within a 26-event series sanctioned by the Central Washington chapter of the PGA.