Keating wins second Senior Players’ title

Michael Kloenne blasts out of a fairway bunker on the first hole at the Pacific Northwest Senior Players’ Championship at Wine Valley Golf Course on Wednesday.

Michael Kloenne blasts out of a fairway bunker on the first hole at the Pacific Northwest Senior Players’ Championship at Wine Valley Golf Course on Wednesday. Photo by Greg Lehman.

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Wine Valley pro John Thorsnes follows his second shot on the second hole Wednesday morning.

WALLA WALLA — PGA professional Mark Keating won his second Pacific Northwest Senior Players’ Championship by one stroke at the Wine Valley Golf Course on Wednesday.

Keating, of Meriweather National in Hillsboro, Ore., birdied the final hole to best fellow PGA pro Joe Carranza. Keating finished with a 137 in the two-day tournament, as he opened the tournament with a 7-under-65 before carding a 72 on Tuesday.

Carranza, of Aldarra Golf Club in Fall City, Wash., was nipping at his heels in the final round, as he fired a 66 with three eagles, three birdies and three bogeys.

Keating also teamed with amateur Mark Bowler from Meriwether National to win the team four-ball competition. Their team score of 129 beat Carranza and his partner, Ramer Holtan, by two strokes.

Tim O’Neal of Royal Oaks Country Club in Vancouver, Wash., fired a 3-under-69 in the final round to claim low amateur honors. His score of 139 bested the next closest amateur by six strokes.

Professional, Open Division

1 — Mark Keating 65-72—137

2 — Joe Carranza 72-66—138

3 — Rob Gibbons 69-71—140

4 — Brent Murray 73-68—141

Lon Hinkle 71-70—141

Jeff Coston 67-74—141

7 — Chris Van der Velde 72-71—143

Buster Whitney 72-71—143

Bruce Stewart 72-71—143

10 — Chuck Milne 74-70—144

Professional, Net

1 — Kevin Coombs 65-74—139

2 — Gene Edstrom 68-72—140

3 — Mike DeLong 67-74—141

John Thorsnes 69-72—141

Amateur, Open Division

1 — Tim O’Neal 70-69—139

2 — Jim Pliska 75-70—145

Pat O’Donnell 73-72—145

Larry Daniels 73-72—145

5 — Michael Kloenne 72-74—146

Byron Patton 71-75—146

Tom Lewis 77-69—146

Mike Kerns 73-73—146

9 — Mark Bowler 71-76—147

Craig Larson 73-74—147

Amateur, Net

1 — Bob Christensen 71-70—141

Bob Fallis 73-68—141

Kevin Burnett 72-69—141

Bill Boggs 70-71—141

Team Results

Mark Keating/Mark Bowler 60-69—129

Joe Carranza/Ramer Holtan 68-63—131

Buster Whitney/Tom Lewis 68-64—132

Chuck Milne/Jim Pliska 66-66—132

Rob Gibbons/Pat O’Donnell 67-66—133

Lon Hinkle/Chris Jacky 70-63—133

Scott Krieger/Kevin Burnett 68-65—133

Brent Murray/Spencer Klapp 69-64—133

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