Thursday, September 14, 2006
EAST WENATCHEE - Grandview's Robbie Goins continued his scorching play on the golf links at a Central Washington PGA pro-am event held this past Monday at Highlander Golf Course.
Winner of Black Rock Creek's annual Banana Belt Golf Championship this past weekend, Goins collected a third place finish in Monday's pro-am. He shot an even-par 72 for the third low amateur score in the tourney.
Ironically, the amateur division winner on Monday was Sunnyside's Keith Crimp, who carded a 3-under-par 69. Crimp was eight strokes back of Goins in eighth place in this year's Banana Belt.
The Monday, Sept. 11, tournament at the East Wenatchee course was the 23rd of 25 pro-am events being sanctioned this summer by the Central Washington chapter of the PGA. A total of 142 professional and amateur golfers competed on Monday.
The club pro at Pasco Golfland, Mike Kasch Jr., was the top finisher Monday in the professional division. He toured the 18 holes with a 6-under 66.
In addition to Crimp and Goins cashing in the amateur division, former Grandview resident Steve Smythe also earned a taste of the prize money. Smythe, now a Yakima resident, tied for third place honors in the net scoring column for amateur division #1 golfers. He was five strokes below his scoring average for a handicap-aided 67.