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National Qualifiers Highlight NW Shootout
Written by GCAmTour.com/Portland    Monday, 03 June 2013 22:43   

GRESHAM, Ore. —The GOLF CHANNEL Am Tour of Portland continued their Spring Series events for the 2013 season at the picturesque Persimmon Country Club on Monday with the Northwest Shootout. A cloudy but temperate morning welcomed the players and a demanding course layout made the day a tough challenge for scoring. With Mt. Hood beautifully visible on multiple holes this unique layout was on display all day long. A small field of players battled it out on this tough track and National Championship qualifiers were the highlight of the day.


Championship Flight Winner
Joshua Thompson
Championship Flight (3.9 or Less Handicaps)
In the Championship Flight, Joshua Thompson of Eagle Creek returned from a short hiatus to win on his home course with a solid round of 6-over 78. Mr. Thompson's round was highlighted by birdie on the Par 5, 5th hole. Which according to Mr. Thompson the members at Persimmon actually play as a par 4.

Palmer Flight Champion
Kevin Krueger
Palmer Flight (4.0 to 7.9 Handicaps)
In the Palmer Flight, Kevin Krueger of West Linn was all by himself on this day winning the event with a score of 12-over par, 84. Mr. Krueger's round was highlighted by 9 pars on the day.

Hogan Flight Champion
Jeffrey Ross
Hogan Flight (8.0 to 11.9 Handicaps)
In the Hogan Flight, visiting Seattle player Jeffrey Ross of Mercer Island, WA again out dueled a local Tour player in defeating Clifford Reynolds of Madras by shooting a round of 12-over par, 84. Mr. Reynolds finished the day with a score of 86 to finish just two shots back. Mr. Ross’ round was highlighted by a tremendous back side in which he had 5 pars and a birdie to grab the title.

Sarazen Flight Champion
Fred Corona
Sarazen Flight (12.0 to 15.9 Handicaps)
Recently promoted Portland Tour player Fred Corona of Gresham returned to capture the title by outlasting visiting Seattle Tour Player Brett Allen of Northern Idaho by 1-stroke with his round of 18-over par, 90. Mr. Allen finished the day in solo 2nd place with a score of 91. Following in 3rd place was Frank Fladger of Beaverton with a 93, Dr. Jim Morehouse Jr. carded a 98 on his former home course, and completing the field was Bob Barnard of Tigard who finished with a 110 on the day. Mr. Corona's round was highlighted by 7 pars on the day.

Jones Flight Champion
Joshua McCleary
Jones Flight (16.0 to 19.9 Handicaps)
The Jones Flight was won by Joshua McCleary of Milton, WA with a round of 97. Jeffrey Gotchall of Milwaukie finished in 2nd place by carding a 102 on the day. Mr. McCleary’s round was highlighted by 3 pars on the day to claim his 1st Tour title.

Senior Jones Flight Champion
Doug Tilson
Senior Jones Flight (16.0 to 19.9 Handicaps)
The Senior Jones Flight was won by Doug Tilson of Beaverton with a round of 16-over par, 88. In solo 2nd place was Robert Bourne of Oregon City who finished just two shots back with a score of 90. In 3rd place was Brent Moschetti of Madras with a 102 and completing the field was Terry Hower of Oregon City carding a 103. Mr. Tilson's round was highlighted by a birdie on the par 5, 13th hole as well as 6 pars on the day.

Snead Flight Champion
Courtney Bowman
Snead Flight (20+ Handicaps)
In the Snead Flight, Courtney Bowman of Tualatin claimed her 3rd title and automatic qualification into the 2013 National Champoinship with her round of 103 to win by 2-shots. In solo 2nd place was Brian McBride of Spokane, WA who carded a 105 on this challenging Persimmon Country Club course. Ms. Bowman’s round was highlighted by 2 pars on the day.

The OregonSports.net SECRET HOLE: #5

The 2013 TOUR season will continue at Chehalem Glenn Golf Course in Newberg, OR on June 1st at the Heritage at Chehalem Glenn. More information can be found on our website - http://GCAmTour.com/Portland/

For full field scores and event photos please visit GCAmTour.com/Portland/ or OregonSports.Net.

Top Finishers and Payouts

Optional Skins Game Results
Championship, Palmer, Sarazen & Hogan Flights
Jeffrey Ross - $30 - 1 Skin
Joshua Thompson - $30 - 1 Skin
Kevin Krueger - $30 - 1 Skin
Clifford Reynolds - $30 - 1 Skin

Jones, Senior Jones & Snead Flights
Doug Tilson - $45 - 3 Skins
Courtney Bowman - $30 - 2 Skins
Robert Bourne - $30 - 2 Skins
Jeffrey Gotchall - $15 - 1 Skin

Contact
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