2009 Men’s Senior Team Results

Hale Brothers Win 27th PNGA Men’s Senior Team Championship

Bremerton, Wash. (September 24, 2009) – Andy Hale of University Place, Wash. and his brother Tom Hale of Lakewood, Wash. went low again in the final round to win the 27th PNGA Men’s Senior Team Championship played over 36 holes at Gold Mountain Golf Club.

The Hales opened with a 6-under par 65 in the four-ball format on the Cascade Course and followed that up with an impressive 4-under par 68 in the second round on the Olympic Course in a Chapman format, and then closed the final round off with a 7-under par 65 on the Olympic Course in a four-ball format for a 36-hole total of 17-under par 198. A bogey-free final round today included birdies at holes #2, 3, 8, 10, 12, 14, and 15 giving them a 2-stroke victory.

John Gallacher of Burnaby, B.C. and Gudmond Lindbjerg of Port Moody, B.C. started the round 4-strokes back playing in the second to last group and put the pressure on with a bogey-free round of 9-under par 63 with birdies on holes #2, 5, 6, 8, 11, 14, 16, 17, and 18 for a three day total of 15-under par 200 and a runner-up finish.

The PNGA Men’s Senior Team Championship consisted of 54-holes of stroke play, gross and net competitions, two-person teams played on both championship layouts at Gold Mountain Golf Club (Four-Ball (Cascade Course), Chapman (Olympic Course), and Four-Ball (Olympic Course).

In the four-ball (round one and three), each partner plays their own ball. The lower of the partners’ scores is the score counted for the hole.

In the Chapman (round two), both players on the team tee off and then they switch balls for the second shot. Player A plays Player B’s drive, and vice-versa. Each player plays a second shot, then they select the better of the second shots, and alternate from that point until the ball is holed; they play only one ball into the hole.