Coston Captures his 6th Senior WA Open Title

7Cedars
The Cedars at Dungeness
June 5-7

Champion Jeff Coston and Low Amateur Champion Tom Brandes

After losing to Rainier G&CC amateur Tom Brandes in 2011, Jeff Coston of Semiahmoo G&CC got back to his familiar winning ways with a convincing 5 stroke victory in the 2012 7 Cedars Senior Washington Open at the Cedars at Dungeness. Brandes claimed the low amateur crown for the third straight year with his fourteen under par 202. Coston entered the final round with a slim one stroke lead over professional Mark Garnder of The Creek at Qualchan, who had fired a tournament best round of 63 on the second day, but took charge of the tournament with five straight birdies on holes 3-7. His rounds of 65-66-66 enabled him to tie his own tournament record for 54 holes of 197 set in 2007. Coston has now won the overall title in all but one of his seven years since turning age 50.

The Astoria G&CC team of professional Mark Keating and amateurs Dave Nygaard, Brian Radditz and Gary Hanson won the 36 hole team competition by two stokes over Coston’s, Semiahmoo G&CC team of Bill Hager, Byron Hall and Paul Houvener.

Thanks go out to host PGA professionals Bill Shea and Jeff Lindsey and Garrett Smithson of the Cedars at Dungness and to the Seven Cedars Casino for their Title Sponsorship.

Final Results

Past Champions

2012 Senior WA Open Team winners

Astoria G&CC team winners Mark Keating, Dave Nygaard, Brian Radditz and Gary Hanson

Skagit, Cedarcrest and Fairwood Take Home 2012 C&B WWC Pro-President Crowns

cutter & buck
Presented By: Pacific-Golf&Turf
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Tacoma C&GC
1:00 PM Shotgun Start

Skagit G&CC Professional Craig Welty and Club President Arnie Donovan With Gross Play Trophy

Skagit G&CC Professional Craig Welty and Club President Arnie Donovan With Gross Play Trophy

Cedarcrest GC Men's Club President AJ Salvat  and Professional Dave Castleberry Share Low Net Trophy With Fairwood G&CC Professional Rick Larson and Club President Clarence Cal

Cedarcrest GC Men's Club President AJ Salvat and Professional Dave Castleberry Share Low Net Trophy With Fairwood G&CC Professional Rick Larson and Club President Clarence Cal

Craig Welty notched 10 birdies to pace he and club president Arnie Donovan to the gross championship in the 2012 Cutter & Buck WWC PGA Pro-President at Tacoma C&GC. Finishing one stroke back at 67 were Mike Toll and Brian Espe of Maplewood GC and J.D. Cline and John Wall of Bear Creek CC.

In the Net Division, Cedarcrest pro Dave Castleberry and men’s club president AJ Salvat tied Fairwood G&CC professional Rick Larson and club president Clarence Cal at 11-under par 61. Kitsap G&CC professional Al Patterson and board member Wayne Evans shot 60, but with Evans not being the club president, were not eligible for the trophy.

Thanks go out to host professional Rich Friend and Tacoma C&GC for providing an impeccable course to play and a sumptuous steak oscar dinner afterward; to Bryan Dickson and Cutter & Buck for returning as title sponsor; and Justin Rose and Pacific Golf and Turf and EZGO for returning as presenting sponsor.

Complete results.