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Goins, Diener nab first place finishes at PGA pro-am event

MOSES LAKE - Robbie Goins and Tom Diener, representing Sunnyside's Black Rock Creek Golf Course, won top honors in their respective divisions at this past Monday's PGA pro-am tournament, hosted by the Central Washington chapter of the Professional Golfers Association.

Jeff Bender, club pro at Black Rock Creek, fired an even-par 71 on the Moses Lake Golf & Country Club course to earn a second place tie in the professional division.

Goins, an amateur division #1 golfer, carded the low amateur round on the day-a 1-over 72. He shared top amateur honors with Kirk Phillips, who shot an identical 72 on his home Moses Lake course.

Diener claimed a two-stroke victory among amateur division #2 golfers by posting a 9-over 80. Gregg Hallead of Wenatchee and Dave Spanjer of Lake Chelan tied for runner-up honors with a pair of 82's. Diener's Black Rock Creek teammate, Gene McIntire, tied for fourth place honors in amateur division #2 with an 85.

Bender, in grabbing second place honors among the PGA pros, finished three shots back of Mike Kasch Jr. of Pasco Golfland, who bested the field with a 3-under-par 68. In the professional skins game that day, Bender won two of the three skins that were paid out by posting a three on holes 12 and 13.

A total of 203 professional and amateur golfers competed in the Monday, Aug. 29, PGA pro-am at Moses Lake.

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