Feenstra captures NW Section Championship, heads group of professionals to national event

Updated: October 3, 2011

Tim Feenstra of Broadmoor GC (Seattle) captured the Pacific Northwest PGA Professional Championship at Illahe Hills CC in Salem and will lead 10 NW Section PGA Professionals to compete in the 45th PGA Professional National Championship, June 24-27, 2012, at Bayonet Black Horse in Seaside, California.

Feenstra turned in a winning total of 10 under-par 206 to capture the Pacific Northwest PGA Professional Champion title. Scott Erdmann of Oswego Lake CC (Lake Oswego, OR) was runner-up, after Feenstra won in a one hole playoff. They are joined by Ryan Benzel of Pro Golf Discount – Lynnwood (Lynnwood, WA), Corey Prugh of Manito G&CC (Spokane, WA), Luke Bennett of Semiahmoo G&CC (Blaine, WA), Tom Sovay of GC at Redmond Ridge (Mukilteo, WA), Joe Carranza of The Members Club at Aldarra (Falls City, WA), Jeff Coston of Semiahmoo G&CC (Blaine, WA), Brian Thornton of Meridian Valley CC (Kent, WA) and Brad Faller of The Reserve Vineyards (Aloha, OR).

Making its first appearance in Northern California, the PGA Professional National Championship brings together a field of 312 contestants representing The PGA of America’s 41 nationwide Sections.

In 2012, the National Championship field will compete on the Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Courses in Seaside, Calif.

The National Championship will be contested on the par-72, 7,104-yard Bayonet Golf Course. The low 20 scorers in 2012 will earn berths into the 94th PGA Championship, Aug. 9-12, 2012, at The Ocean Course in Kiawah Island, S.C.