WORLEY, Idaho — Jerrel Grow, a 31-year-old golf professional at Pronghorn Club in Bend, finished strong Thursday at the Pacific Northwest PGA Professional Championship and qualified for the 2013 PGA Professional National Championship.
Grow, who earlier this year moved from Northern California to Bend to become an instructor at Pronghorn, shot a 2-under-par 70 in the final round at Circling Raven Golf Club to move into a tie for eighth place at 8 under par.
The top eight golfers qualified for the National Championship, and Grow will not have far to travel from his new home to play in the tournament. The PGA’s club pro championship is scheduled for June 23-26 at Crosswater Club in Sunriver. The top golfers from that tournament advance to the PGA Championship, one of pro golf’s four major championships.
Chris van der Velde, the 47-year-old managing partner at Bend’s Tetherow Golf Club, fell from seventh place after 36 holes to a tie for 28th place with a final-round 76.
— Bulletin staff report