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Syverson second at PGA pro-am

RICHLAND - Sunnyside's Jack Syverson notched a second place finish this past Monday at a PGA pro-am event staged at Meadow Springs Country Club.

Competing in amateur division No. 2, Syverson carded an eight-over 80. The amateur division No. 2 winner was Tony Walsh of Pasco Golfland, who cruised through his 18-hole round at one-under, finishing with a 71.

The Monday, July 26, tournament was the 12th of 17 events that comprise the McCurley Integrity Dealerships Pro-Am Series, sponsored by the Central Washington chapter of the PGA. The one-day tourney drew a field of 266 professional and amateur golfers.

The low amateur round turned in Monday was an eight-under-par 64, claimed by Ellensburg Golf Course's Dan Whitaker. Grandview's Souta Nozaka, a member of the Gonzaga University men's golf team, finished nine strokes back of Whitaker in amateur division No. 1 play. Nozaka's one-over 73 earned him a fifth place tie in amateur division No. 1.

The low professional round was a five-under 67, posted by Tony Beck of Sun Willows Golf Course.

Robbie Goins, representing Sunnyside's Black Rock Creek Golf Course, finished in a two-way tie for fourth place honors in the amateur division No. 1 net scoring column (actual score minus handicap). Goins had a handicap-aided 69. Tom Blodgett of Canyon Lakes Golf Course and Jim Zimmerman of Horn Rapids Golf Course had the low net rounds in that division, 65's.

In amateur division No. 3, on the handicap-aided net side, Black Rock Creek's Keith Sattler and Geoff Bowlsby both cashed. Sattler was two strokes off the winning pace, with a 68, to place third; and Bowlsby netted a 70 for fifth palce honors.

The only other Lower Yakima Valley golfer to cash Monday was Mt. Adams Country Club's Bob Greene, who won KP honors for amateur division No. 1 on the specified hole.

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