Gove takes break from Nationwide, claims crown at Washington Open

Updated: June 4, 2012

PGA Tour Professional Jeff Gove, home off the Nationwide Tour, claimed the 86th Washington Open Invitational title at Glendale Golf and Country Club in Bellevue.

Gove posted a second straight five under par 66 for a three day total of 200, 13 under par. Gove tied the tournament record set last year by Tim Feenstra.

Feenstra of Broadmoor GC (Seattle) finished in a tie for second with PGA Professionals Corey Prugh of Manito G&CC (Spokane) and Jeff Coston of Semiahmoo G&CC (Blaine).

Another Pacific Northwest Nationwide Tour player Andres Gonzales finished in a tie for fifth place with Mike Roters of Gateway Golf Discount at 212.

This was Gove’s second Washington Open Invitational title to go with his 1995 crown. He collected a first-place check of $10,000 in winning his second Washington Open Invitational championship.

Brian Nosler of Vanco Driving Range was seventh at 213 while first-round leader Darren Black of Rainier Country Club was eighth at 214.

Professional Paul Knue and amateur partner Ryan Wolslegel won the Pro-Am.