Amateur Berg takes wins Oregon Open

Updated: June 29, 2010

Derek Berg, an amateur who plays out of Glendale Country Club in Bellevue, fired a three-round total of 209 and held on to win the 2010 Oregon Open Invitational by one shot over Casey McCoy at Juniper Golf Club in Redmond, Ore.

Berg is one of the top amateurs in the Pacific Northwest and attempted to get through PGA Tour Qualifying School last fall but came up short. This win will go a long way to helping him get that professional career heading in the right direction.

Berg shot rounds of 72-65-72 for a 209 total while McCoy tried to come back in the final round with a 69 but came up one shot short of forcing a playoff.

Jeff Coston, the director of instruction at Semiahmoo Resort, tied for third place in the tournament with Kyle Kelly of Tamarisk at 211 while amateur Casey King of Tokatee in Oregon was fifth at 212.

Fred Haney of the Reserve was sixth at 215 while Darek Franklin of Willamette Valley Country Club tied for seventh with Corey Prugh of Manito Golf Club and amateur Alex More of Horn Rapids at 216.

Berg has been successful in professional events in the Northwest before having won the Northwest Open Invitational in 2005 and 2006 as an amateur.

Berg also played college golf for the University of Washington.