Pacific Northwest professionals qualify for different tours in ‘14

Updated: January 3, 2014

A handful of professionals from the Pacific Northwest have qualified to play on the Tour and Champions Tour for the 2014 season.

Former Seattle resident Mike Reid earned one of five spots on the 2014 Champions Tour on a full-time basis by finishing in the top five at the Qualifying School, held at the Champions Course at TPC Scottsdale.

Jeff Coston of Semiahmoo Resort finished tied for 11th and earned conditional status for 2014 meaning he is eligible for all Monday qualifiers and should be able to get into a limited number of tournaments during 2014. He finished at 11 under for the four rounds of the Qualifying School and missed the playoff for the top five by one shot. Coston also recently won the Senior Division of the Hawaii Open, beating former U.S. Open Scott Simpson by one shot.

At the Qualifying School five players will be part of the tour in 2014.

Former University of Washington All-American Nick Taylor along with Jeff Gove of Seattle earned full-time status. Jason Allred of Ashland, Kevin Penner of Sammamish and Eugene Wong of Vancouver, B.C. also qualified and are exempt until the second re-shuffle of players according to the money list after the eighth event of the Tour season.

The season starts Feb. 6-9 with the season opening event the Panama Claro Championship which will be held in Panama City.