Crimp, Frohmeyer win titles at PNGA Senior championships

Updated: November 1, 2010

Keith Crimp of Ellensburg shot a final round 3-over par 75 and held on to win the 24th Annual Washington State Senior Men’s Amateur Championship at Mill Creek Country Club.

After a front nine 3-over 39 in today’s final round, Crimp’s lead of six dwindled to two as Dave Farnam of Kent fired a 1-under par 35 for his front nine. Farnam continued to gain ground on Crimp on the back nine as he birdied holes 12, 14 and 15. A double bogey on the 17th hole ended Farnam’s chances as Crimp used consistent play on the back nine and made nine straight pars to win the championship at 1-under par 215.

Farnam finished in a tie for second place with Gudmund Lindbjerg of Port Moody, B.C. at 1-over par 217 overall. Lindbjerg shot a spectacular back nine 4-under 32 to move all the way up to second.

In the 3rd Annual Washington State Super Senior Men’s Amateur Championship, defending champion Bruce Richards of Seattle captured his second consecutive title in a four-man playoff.

Terri Frohnmayer of Salem, Ore. ran away with a 9 shot victory at the 25th PNGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship. Frohnmayer bested the 91 player field who were treated to a sunny final day of golf at Meridian Valley Country Club in Kent, Wash.

Frohnmayer, last year’s PNGA Senior Women’s Am co-runner-up, was the class of the field again today as she put together a superb round of even par 72 for a 2-day total of 2-over par 146. She would make 3 birdies and 2 bogeys on the front nine to go out at 1-under par 35 and came in with 2 birdies, 1 bogey, and 1 double bogey for a 1-over par 37.

Frohnmayer was the 1974 PNGA Women’s Amateur Champion at Overlake Golf and Country Club in Medina, Wash. and when asked about her victory today she said that she doesn’t play in many tournaments any more but wanted to come up and play in this one to try and win another PNGA Championship.

Runner-up was 2006 champion, Anne Carrof Renton, Wash. who shot a 4-over par 76 for a 2-day total of 11-over par 155. In a 5-way tie for third place at 13-over par 157 were; Yasue Alkins of Lacey, Wash., 2005 champion, Alison Murdoch of Victoria, B.C., 2000 champion, Ann Swanson of Redmond, Wash., Sue Ursino of Sammamish, Wash., and Rachel Whittington of Lake Oswego, Ore.