SUNRIVER — A pair of Washington golfers teamed up to bury the field Friday at the Pacific Northwest Men’s Senior Team Championship.
Bothell’s Paul Hoevener and Wenatchee’s Rob Matson shot a 5-under-par round of four ball at Sunriver Resort’s Meadows course to post a 54-hole score of 18 under, seven strokes better than a two-way tie for second place.
Hoevener and Matson were in control throughout after ending the second round with a six-stroke lead.
Starting the final round in a tie for 11th place, the Central Oregon team of Jim Orr, of Bend, and Carey Watson, of Sunriver, surged up the leaderboard with a 6-under 65 to end the tournament at 8 under and in a tie for fifth place. Another Central Oregon duo, Bend’s Tony Battistella and Redmond’s Mike Reuther, finished at 6 under and tied for eighth place in a field of 43 teams.
For results, see Scoreboard on D2.
— Bulletin staff report