Davis Victorious at 3rd PNGA Super Senior Men’s Amateur
Cle Elum, Wash. (June 15, 2012) – Gay Davis of Portland, Ore. cruised to victory in the 3rd Pacific Northwest Super Senior Men’s Amateur Championship, held at Rope Rider and Tumble Creek Club at Suncadia Resort. Davis, who held the 36-hole lead in last year’s championship before falling to Noel Pumfrey on the final hole, got a chance for redemption and took full advantage. Davis cruised through his final round for a 5-over 77, giving him a three-day total of 13-over 228 and an 8 stroke victory over Bruce Richards of Seattle, Wash.
“The wind was tough. I just tried to make as many pars as I could,” Davis said about his approach to the challenge that Rope Rider and Tumble Creek Club presented this week. “I think yesterday was the key in the wind at Tumble Creek. I picked up five or six shots on the rest of the field and it gave me a good lead entering the final round,” he continued. Davis was the only competitor in the Super Senior Championship to post three rounds under 80, a strong indication of his consistent play this week.
Richards closed the championship with an even par 72, the low round of the tournament, and a three day total of 21-over 236, but Davis’ lead proved too much to overcome. Dr. Jack Lamey of Seattle, Wash., the 1998 and 2001 Pacific Northwest Senior Men’s champion, finished in sole possession of third place with a three day total of 22-over 237.
In the Open Division, Tom Agrey of Delta, B.C. won the individual gross portion after posting a 54-hole total of 19-over 234. Charlie Weaver of Cle Elum, Wash. won the individual net portion with a 54-hole total of 13-under 202. Agrey and Rick Woolley of Surrey B.C. won the team competition, gross portion, with a 2-over 217, while Gary Belvoir of Eagle, Idaho and Fisk won the net portion with a 28-under 187.