SUNRIVER — A Washington duo fired a four-ball 3-under-par 68 Wednesday to come from behind and win the Pacific Northwest Women’s Senior Team Championship.
Lisa Smego, of Olympia, and Karen Brannon, of Redmond, Wash., finished with four birdies on the back nine of Sunriver Resort’s Meadows course to win the 54-hole tournament at 7 under.
That was two shots better than Idaho duo Kareen Markle, of Meridian, and Shawna Ianson, of Boise, who finished second despite leading the tournament after each of the first two rounds.
The Bend team of Nettie Morrison and Nancy Breitenstein shot a 6-over 77 Wednesday to finish 11th. Terrebonne team Anita Britton and Selma Cusick tied for 12th out of 36 teams.
Also in Sunriver in the Men’s Senior Team Championship, Gig Harbor, Wash., duo Larry Gilhuly and Jim McNelis started fast Wednesday with a four-ball 7-under 65 at Woodlands to take the first-round lead.
Bend team Erik Jensen and Greg Walsh is in a two-way tie for third place at 5 under. That is one shot ahead of Jim Orr, of Bend, and Carey Watson, of Sunriver, who are in a tie for fifth place.
The field of 43 men’s teams will play a round of Chapman today at Sunriver’s Meadows course before returning to Woodlands on Friday for the final round of four ball.
Play for the Pacific Northwest Golf Association tournament is scheduled to begin today at 9 a.m. Spectators are welcome and admission is free.
For results, see Scoreboard on D2.
— Bulletin staff report