Harle wins low net honors at PGA pro-am

EAST WENATCHEE - Black Rock Creek's Ron Harle tied for low net honors in amateur division #2 at last week's PGA pro-am event sponsored by the Central Washington chapter of the Professional Golfers Association.

Harle netted a 66 (actual score minus handicap).

The Monday, Aug. 23, pro-am tourney was staged at Highlander Golf Course. The one-day event drew a field of 191 professional and amateur golfers.

Mike Hogue, another golfer representing Sunnyside's Black Rock Creek Golf Course, earned a tie for fourth place honors among amateur division #3 competitors. Hogue carded a 15-over 87. Harry Raab of Desert Canyon Resort had the low round in that flight, shooting a nine-over 81.

The Black Rock Creek squad of Harle, Hogue, Harmon and Miles Plata placed fifth in the team competition with a score of 193. Two squads posted a 189 for top honors.

A team from Toppenish's Mt. Adams Country Club also competed at the tourney. Their top finisher was assistant club pro Aaron Hunsaker, who placed second in the professional division with a four-under 68. Bill Porter of Moses Pointe Golf Course had the low round, a 67.

Mt. Adams' Souta Nozaka and Steve Smythe, both amateur division #1 golfers, tied for fifth place honors in their flight with three-over 75's. The low amateur round was a five-under 67, claimed by Ellensburg Golf Course's Dan Whitaker.


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