Oregon Open Invitational – Final Results

Sponsor Mike Worden (Sun Mountain Sports/Ping Apparel), Champion Hans Reimers and sponsor Cliff Jones (Bridgestone Golf)
Sponsor Mike Worden (Sun Mountain Sports/Ping Apparel), Champion Hans Reimers and sponsor Cliff Jones (Bridgestone Golf)

Amateur Hans Reimiers of Columbia Edgewater CC won the Oregon Open Invitational by one stroke over PGA Professional Darren Black of Rainer G&CC, PGA Professional Scott Erdmann of Lake Oswego CC and amateur Michael Haack of Meridian Valley CC.  Both Reimiers and Black came out hot for the final round posting 6-under par 66’s.

Winning the Best 2 of 4 Net competition is the team of PGA Professional Rob Clark of Wenatachee G&CC, PGA Professional Cameron Fife of Persimmon CC (Portland, OR), amateur Mark Crose of Juniper GC and amateur Scott Wacker of The Oregon GC.  They scored a 133-129-262 to win by one stroke over the team of PGA Professional Greg Manley of Meridian Valley CC, PGA Professional Brian Thornton from Meridian Valley CC, amateurs Tom Mallory from Auburn GC and amateur Steve Deshler from Auburn GC..

Winning the Four-Ball competition is PGA Professional Joe Korn of Nile GC and his amateur Matt Huft of Foster Golf Links, who fired rounds of 66-60-126.  They won by five strokes over the team of PGA Professional Ben Nelson of Tacoma Firs GC and his amateur Sandy Vaughan of Glen Acres GC.

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This championship dates back to 1905 when sheep mowed the fairways at Waverley CC, George Smith, a Scot from Oakland, CA won the Oregon Open’s inaugural championship including a course record 74.  Little did he know that some of golf’s most prestigious names were to follow in his footsteps such as Tommy Armour, Horton Smith, Chuck Congdon, Bob Duden, Bill Eggers, Jerry Mowlds, Pat Fitzsimons, Rick Acton, Peter Jacobsen, Jeff Coston, and Mike Davis.  And only three men have won the title three or more times; Bill Porter (3), Rick Acton (4), and Bob Duden (8).  The tournament scoring record is held by Brian Nosler at 198, set in 2009 at Brasada Ranch .

The official charity of the Oregon Open Invitational is Kids Center.  Founded in 1994 by the community, KIDS Center works together with law enforcement, medical providers and social service agencies to create a supportive response to child abuse through a multi-disciplinary team approach.  They serve Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson county along with the Warm Springs Reservation at our Bend center.  To learn more about the charity or to make a donation, please go to https://www.kidscenter.org

Not many golf courses can attest to having three grand opening ceremonies. Juniper GC officially opened on Memorial Day in 1952. It was originally a 9-hole course, The second opening was in 1987 after PNW Section Hall of Famer Tim Berg was commissioned to redesign the 6,533 yard, 18-hole layout.

JuniperGCIn 1995, the city of Redmond planned for a new highway bypass to travel directly through Juniper’s fairways. Thankfully, the government allowed the club to acquire the land it is currently sits on, two miles south of the original course. On July 2, 2005, Juniper had its third grand opening ceremony. This course was designed by the late esteemed golf course architect John Harbottle Jr, and in 2006, his design was honored by Golf Digest as one of America’s Best New Courses. In addition to the previous honor, from 2008 through 2012 Juniper has been rated one of the “Best Places to Play” in Oregon by Golf Digest.

To view past champions of the Oregon Open Invitational, CLICK HERE.

2013 Oregon Open, June 11-13 at Juniper GC

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