PASCO - Tom Diener of Grandview, representing Sunnyside's Black Rock Creek Golf Course, tied for the low amateur round at this past Monday's PGA pro-am, staged at Pasco's Sun Willows Golf Course.
The Monday, April 17, tournament was the fifth of 24 pro-ams that will be put on in 2006 by the Central Washington chapter of the PGA. A total of 153 professional and amateur golfers competed in the one-day tourney.
Amazingly, Diener carded the lowest score of all the amateurs-a 1-under-par 71-despite competing in amateur division #2. Also shooting 71's were amateur division #1 competitors Keith Crimp, Kirk Phillips and Terry Vail. Crimp, now golfing for the Ellensburg Golf Course, was at one time coach of the Sunnyside High School golf team.
The professional division winner Monday was Golf Universe's Jim Hammond. He shot a 6-under-par 66. Mike Kasch Jr. of Pasco Golfland claimed runner-up honors with a 3-under 69.