BLACK BUTTE RANCH — Bend pro Brandon Kearney blistered Black Butte Ranch’s Glaze Meadow course Wednesday to tie for the low score in the third round of the Fall Tour Invitational.
Kearney, an assistant pro at Bend Golf and Country Club, shot a 4-under-par 68. Only Portland-area pro Brian Nosler could equal Kearney’s day. Kearney and Nosler each won $450.
Jeff Fought, the director of golf at Black Butte Ranch, shot a 71 to finish in fourth place, and Crooked River Ranch pro Pat Huffer tied for fifth place at even par.
The Fall Tour is hosted by four different Central Oregon golf courses. The tournament is split into four one-round events and includes club professionals and amateurs.
Jesse Ehrlich, of Trysting Tree Golf Club in Corvallis, shot the low amateur gross round with a 1-under 71, one shot ahead of Awbrey Glen Golf Club’s Ron Seals.
The tournament continues with today’s final round at Black Butte Ranch’s Big Meadow course.
— Bulletin staff report