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Slater 'nets' top finish at PGA pro-am

KENNEWICK - Keith Slater, a member of the Sunnyside Black Rock Creek Golf Course team, brought home a first place finish from this past Monday's PGA pro-am tournament staged at Meadow Springs Country Club.

An amateur division No. 3 golfer, Slater shot seven strokes below his scoring average for a net 65 (actual score minus handicap). He shared top net honors in his division with Ned Clark of Alta Lake Golf Resort.

A total of 192 professional and amateur golfers competed in the 18-hole event at the Kennewick course. The one-day tournament was the 20th of 24 pro-am tourneys being sanctioned this summer by the Central Washington chapter of the PGA.

Fellow Black Rock Creek team member Robbie Goins also cashed at the Aug. 14 competition. Goins, an amateur division No. 1 golfer, tied for fourth place honors in the net scoring column. He shot a handicap-aided 68.

Black Rock Creek's resident club pro, Jeff Bender, carded an even-par 72 to win runner-up honors in the professional division. The best round turned in by a pro was Von Smith's 2-under-par 70. Smith is employed by Bear Mt. Ranch Golf Course.

The low amateur round fired this past Monday at Meadow Springs was a 4-under-par 68, claimed by Canyon Lakes Golf Course team member Erik Anderson.

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