Coston wins Oregon Senior Open

Updated: September 4, 2018

PGA Professional Jeff Coston of Semiahmoo G&CC (Blaine, WA) won the Senior Oregon Open Invitational by one stroke over amateur Erik Hanson of Sahalee CC (Sammamish, WA) at Wildhorse Resort in Pendleton, Ore. In third place was PGA Professional Tom Sovay of The GC at Redmond Ridge. This marks Coston’s sixth win. He won in 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2017. Coston has won half the years he has been eligible to play this championship.

Coston had to come from behind to win the tournament. Hansen led by three shots heading into the final round but Coston’s 66 allowed him to move up the leaderboard and beat Hanson by one shot.

Joe Carranza of Aldarra Golf Club led after the first round with a 64 but finished in a tie for fourth along with Jeff Marsh of Vancouver, Wash. and Pat O’Donnell of Arrowhead Golf Club.

Amateur Mike Kerns of Meridian Valley tied for seventh with Steve Stull of Richland, Wash. Mike Gove of Inglewood Golf Club was ninth while Billy Bomar of Prairie Falls Golf Club tied for 10th with Scott Krieger of Broadmoor Golf Club and Rob Gibbons of Arrowhead Golf Club.

Editor’s Note: You can read Jeff Coston’s Lesson Tee each month in Inside Golf Newspaper.