Amateur claims title at Washington Senior Open

Updated: June 30, 2011

Amateur Tom Brandes of Rainier Golf and Country Club in Seattle won the 7 Cedars Washington Open Invitational at the Cedars at Dungeness in Sequim beating a field of top senior Pacific Northwest professionals.

Brandes finished with a three-round total of 203, beating out Jeff Coston, the director of instruction at Semiahmoo Resort, by one shot. Coston did collect the first-place professional check of $5,000 for being the top pro in the tournament.

Fred Haney of the Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club near Portland tied for second in the professional division with Bruce Stewart of Arrowhead Golf Club at 206. Scott Williams of Glendale Country Club was fourth while Steve Prugh of Manito Country Club in Spokane, Rob Gibbons of Arrowhead Golf Club and Mike Givens of Tacoma Firs Golf Center tied for fifth at 208.

Steve Bowen of Dick’s Sporting Goods, Scott Krieger of Broadmoor in Portland and Chuck Milne of Vanco Driving Range in Vancouver tied for eighth at 210.