Coston captures Washington Open, sets new record with major wins

Updated: June 1, 2010

PGA Professional Jeff Coston of Semiahmoo G&CC (Blaine, Wash.) won the 84th Washington Open Invitational at Glendale CC after firing rounds of 68-66-69-203. This win marks his fourth Washington Open title, and his 18th Pacific Northwest Section major which is one more than legend Bob Duden.

Just two strokes back of Coston in second place was 2008 and 2009 Pacific Northwest PGA Player of the Year Ryan Benzel of Battle Creek GC (Tulalip, Wash.).

Professional Brian Nosler of Vanco Driving Range (Vancouver, Wash.) and amateur Vince Jimenez won the Four-Ball net team competition after firing a final round team score of 61. They won by one stroke over Todd O’Neal of Orchard Hills CC (Washougal, Wash.) and amateur Derek Berg of Glendale CC.

Coston was steady throughout the tournament, opening with a 68 but finding himself four behind Benzel for the lead. But Coston came back with a 66 and then finished the deal with a 69 in the final round for his win.

Corey Prugh of Spokane was third at 206, Scott Williams of the host Glendale Country Club was fourth at 209 and Brent Murray of Oswego Lake Country Club near Portland was fifth at 210.

Coston won $15,000 for his record-setting championship victory.