Past Champions/Northwest Open

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The Northwest Open Invitational began in 1901 as the Pacific Coast Championship. The champion of the first event was Robert Johnstone, who was employed at Presidio GC and was one of only a few golf professionals on the west coast. From 1901 to 1904 the championship was held at Pebble Beach - Del Monte Golf Course. In 1905, the event moved to Waverley CC and was named the Pacific Northwest Open Championship. 5 professionals participated, with Bob Johnstone finishing second to George Smith. This tournament started the influx of golf professionals to the Pacific Northwest, including Johnstone, who became the golf professional at Seattle Golf Club in 1905.

The early years of the Northwest Open Invitational were dominated by Johnstone (who won 6 of the first 10 events) and "Long Jim" Barnes. Spokane's Marvin "Bud" Ward captured six championships over a 22 year span, five as an amateur and his last as a professional. The 54-hole tournament record of 199 was set by Derek Barron in 2015 at Wine Valley GC and tied in 2016 by Brian Thornton, also at Wine Valley GC.

2018 Shane Prante Wine Valley GC 200 Northwest Open/2018
2017 Shane Prante Wine Valley GC 200 Northwest Open/2017
2016 Brian Thornton Wine Valley GC 199 article
2015 Derek Barron Wine Valley GC 199 article
2014 Carl Jonson * Wine Valley GC 207 article
2013 Shane Prante Wine Valley GC 202 article
2012 Brandon Kearney Wine Valley GC 204 article
2011 Corey Prugh Wine Valley GC 206 article
2010 Brian Thornton Wine Valley GC 204 Northwest Open/2010
2009 Mike Schoner Meadow Springs CC 208 Northwest Open/2009
2008 Rob Clark Meadow Springs CC 206 Northwest Open/2008
2007 Jeff Coston Running Y Ranch Resort 200 Northwest Open/2007
2006 Derek Berg * Running Y Ranch 86 Northwest Open/2006
2005 Derek Berg * Homestead Farms GC 79  
2004 Erik Hanson * Homestead Farms GC 207  
2003 Bob Conrad Desert Canyon GC 206  
2002 Michael Combs Eagle Ridge GC 203  
2001 Jeff Coston Running Y Ranch Resort 204  
2000 Bill Porter Awbrey Glen GC 206  
1999 Brent Murray Eagle Ridge GC 204  
1998 Bill Porter Running Y Ranch Resort 203  
1997 Bill Porter Awbrey Glen GC 208  
1996 Doug Hixson Awbrey Glen GC 207  
1995 John McComish Awbrey Glen GC 205  
1994 Rick Fehr Desert Canyon GC 202  
1993 Rick Acton Desert Canyon GC 209  
1992 David DeLong Heron Lakes GC 203  
1991 Steve Rintoul Heron Lakes GC 209  
1990 Fred Couples Heron Lakes GC 210  
1989 Brian Mogg Heron Lakes GC 210  
1988 Fred Couples Heron Lakes GC 206  
1987 Bob Gilder Royal Oaks CC 214  
1986 John DeLong * Tualatin CC 276  
1985 Mike Gove Tacoma C&GC 274  
1984 Don Bies Riverside G&CC 282  
1983 Randy Jensen Royal Oaks CC 211  
1982 Jeff Sanders Illahe Hills CC 276  
1981 Pat Fitzsimons Spokane CC 283  
1980 Craig Griswold Bend G&CC 282  
1979 Dave Crowe Tacoma G & CC 278  
1978 Rick Acton Illahe Hills CC 286  
1977 Pat Fitzsimons Sahalee CC 287  
1976 John Fought * Columbia Edgewater CC 280  
1975 Tim Berg Sahalee CC 283  
1974 Bill Wakeham Illahe Hills CC 285  
1973 Rick Acton Overlake G&CC 277  
1972 Tim Berg Shadow Hills CC 282  
1971 Bob Ellsworth Ocean Shores GC 279  
1970 Jim McLean * Columbia Edgewater CC 284  
1969 Pat Fitzsimons * Inglewood CC 289  
1968 Bob Duden Columbia Edgewater CC 277  
1967 Otto Hofmeister Manito G&CC 281  
1966 Al Mengert Tacoma G & CC 275  
1965 Jim Peterson Oswego Lake CC 276  
1964 Rod Funseth Spokane CC 278  
1963 Bob Duden Everett G&CC 275  
1962 Don Bies Riverside G&CC 283  
1961 Marvin "Bud" Ward Indian Canyon GC 272  
1960 Stan Leonard Rainier G&CC 276  
1959 Bob Duden Salem GC 275  
1958 Don Taylor Plantation GC 280  
1957 Al Feldman Fircrest GC 283  
1956 Oscar "Ockie" Eliason Eugene CC 277  
1955 Oscar "Ockie" Eliason Walla Walla CC 277  
1954 Eddie Draper * Ingelwood CC 285  
1953 Bruce Cudd * Royal Oaks CC 282  
1952 Al Mengert * Downriver GC 265  
1951 Harold West Fircrest GC 277  
1950 Ray Honsberger Astoria G&CC 288  
1949 Ed "Porky" Oliver Walla Walla CC 275  
1948 Marvin "Bud" Ward * Inglewood CC 276  
1947 Marvin "Bud" Ward * Alderbrook GC 280  
1946 Marvin "Bud" Ward * Indian Canyon GC 273  
1943-45 no tournament      
1942 Harry Givan * Everett G&CC 280  
1941 Zimmerman, Al Portland GC 279  
1940 Ward, Marvin "Bud" * Sand Point GC 271  
1939 Ward, Marvin "Bud" * Indian Canyon GC 285  
1938 Al Zimmerman Earlington G&CC 277  
1937 Stan Leonard * Jericho CC 281  
1936 Emery Zimmerman Walla Walla CC 277  
1935 James Johnson Yakima CC 293  
1934 Eddie Hogan Waverley CC 287  
1933 Al Zimmerman Fircrest GC 291  
1932 Neil Christian Inglewood CC 284  
1931 Al Zimmerman Tacoma G&CC 296  
1930 Bert Wilde Shaughnessy Heights CC 290  
1929 Neil Christian Inglewood CC 290  
1928 Dr. Oscar F. Willing * Portland GC 293  
1927 Walter Pursey Royal Colwood CC 297  
1926 John Junor Spokane CC 290  
1925 Jack Hueston Tacoma G & CC 295  
1924 Neil Christian Shaughnessy Heights CC 289  
1923 Phil Taylor Seattle GC 295  
1922 David Black Royal Colwood CC 300  
1921 no tournament      
1920 David Black Shaughnessy Heights CC 296  
1919 Harold Samson Spokane CC 296  
1918 George Turnbull Seattle GC 307  
1917 Walter Fovargue Waverley CC 290  
1916 Rudie Wilhelm Spokane CC 291  
1915 William Leith Tacoma G & CC 307  
1914 George Turnbull Seattle GC 300  
1913 Jim Barnes Butte CC 304 http://www.pnwpga.com/pdf/PNGAChampionship-SeattleTimes-5-25-1913.pdf
1912 Jim Barnes Victoria GC - Victoria, B.C. 300  
1911 Jim Barnes Waverley CC 315 http://www.pnwpga.com/pdf/PNGAChampionship-SeattleTimes-6-6-1911.pdf
1910 Robert Johnstone Tacoma C&GC    
1909 Jim Barnes Seattle GC 316 http://www.pnwpga.com/pdf/PNGAChampionship-SeattleTimes-6-13-1909.pdf
1908 Robert Johnstone Victoria GC - Victoria, B.C.    
1907 Robert Johnstone Spokane CC    
1906 Robert Johnstone Seattle GC
1905 George Smith Waverley CC http://www.pnwpga.com/pdf/NWOpen-MorningOregonian-6-17-1905.pdf
1904 C. E. Maud Pebble Beach - Del Monte 143  
1903 Robert Johnstone Pebble Beach - Del Monte 296 http://www.pnwpga.com/pdf/PacCoastChampionship-SanFranciscoCall-8-30-1903.pdf
1902 F.J. Reilly Pebble Beach - Del Monte 139 http://www.pnwpga.com/pdf/PacCoastChampionship-SanFranciscoCall-8-23-1902.pdf
1901 Robert Johnstone Pebble Beach - Del Monte 148 http://www.pnwpga.com/pdf/PacCoastChampionship-LosAngelesHerald-8-25-1901.pdf