Coston, Cornett win Pro-Am title

Updated: November 2, 2018

PGA Professional Jeff Coston of Semiahmoo G&CC (Blaine, WA) and amateur Kyle Cornett of Inglewood GC (Kenmore, WA) won the Pacific Golf & Turf Pro-Amateur Championship after posting rounds 61-65-126 -17-under par in the Four-Ball team competition at Tumble Creek Club at Suncadia Resort and Rope Rider. They won by four strokes over the teams of PGA Professional Jeff Gove (PGA Tour) and Darren Slackman of The Creek at Qualchan (Spokane, WA) and the team of PGA Professional Ryan Whitaker of Tumble Creek Club and amateur Dan Whitaker of Ellensburg G&CC.

The Pacific Northwest Pro-Am is a two-man team competition with one professional and one amateur playing a four-ball format.

The history of the Pacific Northwest Professional-Amateur Championship has been timeless. It all started when a young head professional named John Junor and his amateur partner won back to back titles at the magnificent Seattle Golf Club in 1924 and 1926 (no championship in 1925). Professional Walter Pursey and amateur Harry Givan topped Junor in the late 30’s with a three-peat victory at Seattle GC twice and Alderwood GC once. As the years went on, many great players etched their names into the record books as champions of this event.