Kearney completes NW Open win

Brandon Kearney tees off on the third hole during the final round of the Northwest Open Invitational at Wine Valley Golf Club on Wednesday.

Brandon Kearney tees off on the third hole during the final round of the Northwest Open Invitational at Wine Valley Golf Club on Wednesday. Joe Tierney

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WALLA WALLA — Brandon Kearney, assistant professional at Bend Golf and Country Club in Bend, Ore., led wire-to-wire to win the Northwest Open Invitational at Wine Valley Golf Club Wednesday.

Kearney finished with a final-round 70 to bring home $7,000 with the win. He shot 63-71-70—204 as Wine Valley hosted the Northwest Open Invite for the third year in a row.

PGA professionals Darren Black of Rainier Golf and Country Club in Seattle, and Derek Barron of Tacoma Firs in Tacoma, tied for second, three shots back of Kearney.

Black shot 70-66-71—207, and Barron 69-68-70—207. Each earned $3,862 for the finish.

Brady Sharp from Walla Walla Country Club was the top local finisher, shooting a final-round 74 to card 216. He earned $1,023.

The final round was close coming down the stretch, but Kearney birdied the final two holes to cap off the victory.

The Northwest Open will return to Wine Valley in 2013.

The PGA Pacific Northwest Section includes 1,100 PGA members and apprentices in Washington, Oregon, Northern Idaho, Western Montana and Alaska. The Northwest Open Invitational is one of six major championships conducted by the section.

Northwest Open Invitational

Aug. 20-22

Wine Valley Golf Club

  • — amateur

Kearney, Brandon Bend G&CC 63-71-70—204

Black, Darren Rainier G&CC 70-66-71—207

Barron, Derek Tacoma Firs Golf Center 69-68-70—207

Grove, Russell Avondale GC 71-67-70—208

Erdmann, Scott Oswego Lake CC 70-68-71—209

Goodwin, Dylan (a) Harbour Pointe GC 68-72-69—209

Prugh, Corey Manito G&CC 69-67-74—210

Whalen, Andrew (a) Lakeview G&CC 69-71-70—210

Strickland, Mark (a) Harbour Pointe GC 68-69-73—210

Nosler, Brian Vanco Driving Range 70-70-70—210

D’Amelio, John Inglewood GC 72-66-72—210

Erwin, Todd Tacoma Firs GC 70-72-69—211

Force, Mike (a) Aldarra Golf Club 70-70-72—212

Benzel, Ryan Pro Golf Discount-Lynn 73-70-70—213

Gibbons, Rob Arrowhead GC 70-69-74—213

Marsh, Jeff Orchard Hills CC 71-69-73—213

Fife, Cameron Persimmon CC 69-70-74—213

Cowell, Matt Lake Padden GC 71-72-71—214

Hanson, Erik (a) Sahalee CC 70-70-75—215

Stull, Steve Canyon Lakes GC 71-71-73—215

Young, Ryan Chambers Bay 75-71-70—216

Phay, David Whidbey G&CC 72-73-71—216

Reeder, Jordan Canyon Lakes GC 68-73-75—216

Stevens, Bryan Bear Creek CC 70-70-76—216

Scothorne, Joshua Sun Willows GC 68-73-75—216

Roters, Mike Gateway Golf Discount 71-71-74—216

Sharp, Brady Walla Walla CC 70-72-74—216

Kleis, Colten (a) Inglewood GC 69-72-75—216

McCoy, Casey The Dalles CC 70-73-73—216

Weyland, Ben GolfTEC 69-73-75—217

Schoner, Mike Lakeview G&CC 72-74-71—217

Coston, Jeff Semiahmoo G&CC 70-74-73—217

Poletiek, Jay (a) Rose City GC 68-74-75—217

Maine, Dylan (a) Hangman Valley GC 71-72-74—217

Martinez, Samson (a) Sun Willows GC 70-71-76—217

Gardner, Mark The Creek at Qualchan 69-73-75—217

Manley, Greg Meridian Valley CC 68-72-77—217

Pitt, Jason Chewelah G&CC 68-73-76—217

Bennett, Luke Lake Padden GC 72-73-72—217

Nuhn, David (a) Univ. of Idaho GC 71-72-75—218

O’Neal, Todd Emerald Valley GC 71-72-75—218

Prugh, Steve Manito G&CC 69-74-75—218

Fought, Jeff Black Butte Ranch 76-69-73—218

Isaacson, Chris Tri-City CC 73-70-75—218

Cheney, Derek Meadow Springs CC 74-73-71—218

Karns, Brad (a) Royal Oaks CC 76-69-74—219

Okimura, Brett (a) Eclub of Reno 72-69-78—219

Malby, Ryan Village Greens GC 75-67-77—219

Jordan, John (a) Olympia G&CC 74-72-73—219

Schwagler, Michael Rock Creek GC 69-71-79—219

Inglis, Colin Springfield CC 72-74-74—220

Griffin, Chris Pro Golf Discount-Tac 71-76-73—220

Hinkle, Lon Eagle Bend GC 71-71-78—220

Kass, David Salish Cliffs GC 77-70-74—221

Siesser, Derek The Creek at Qualchan 73-72-76—221

Pence, Todd The Fairways GC 74-72-75—221

Sweet, Tyler Sunland G&CC 74-73-74—221

Faller, Brad The Reserve Vineyards 68-79-74—221

Jonson, Carl (a) Wing Point G&CC 73-73-75—221

Vaughan, Sandy (a) Glen Acres 71-73-77—221

Daniels, Tyler (a) Wine Valley GC 74-73-75—222

Leritz, Scott Royal Oaks CC 76-70-76—222

Franklin, Darek Willamette Valley CC 73-71-78—222

Immordino, Josh Riverbend GC 73-72-78—223

Thornton, Brian Meridian Valley CC 74-73-76—223

Milne, Chuck Vanco Driving Range 73-73-77—223

Anderson, Matt Bellevue GC 73-73-78—224

Kelly, Jack (a) TPC Snoqualmie Ridge 74-72-78—224

Stewart, Bruce Arrowhead GC 75-72-77—224

Feenstra, Tim Broadmoor GC 73-72-81—226

Bishop, Kevin Saint Martin’s Univ. 73-74-79—226

Walsh, Brent Coeur d’ Alene GC 73-73-82—228

Espedal, Ronnie Ocean Shores GC 74-72-82—228

Feutz, James (a) Tacoma C&GC 79-68-82—229

Soerenson, Kristian (a) Emerald Valley GC 73-74-82—229

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