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Hall cards 76 at PGA pro-am

WALLA WALLA - Bob Hall of Sunnyside shot the fifth lowest amateur round at Monday's PGA pro-am event, staged at the Walla Walla Country Club.

Hall, representing Sunnyside's Black Rock Creek Golf Course, toured the par-72 course with a 4-over 76. That earned him a tie with three other golfers for fifth place honors in amateur division #1. The low amateur round was an even-par 72, claimed by Mike Mitchell of the host Walla Walla course.

The Monday, April 18, tournament, the fifth of 26 pro-ams being sponsored this year by the Central Washington chapter of the PGA, drew a field of 257 professional and amateur golfers.

The winner of the professional division was Von Smith, the head PGA pro at Chelan's Bear Mt. Ranch. Smith posted a 3-under 69.

Hall wasn't the only Black Rock Creek golfer to cash at Monday's tourney. Sunnyside's Greg Smith tied for second place honors in the net scoring column (actual score minus handicap) among amateur division #2 golfers. Smith shot a handicap-aided 71. The low net round for the second flight was a 70.

Also, the Black Rock Creek Golf Course squad of head pro Jeff Bender, Hall, Derek Wood, Robbie Goins and Dean Stokes tied for eighth place honors in the team competition. Their team score of 213 was six strokes back of the winning team from Walla Walla Veterans Memorial Golf Course.

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