BLACK BUTTE RANCH — A Portland-area pro and a Bend amateur dominated Thursday’s final round of the Fall Tour Invitational at Black Butte Ranch’s Big Meadow course.
Bend’s Charlie Rice buried the amateur field with a 5-under-par 67 to beat the runners-up by four strokes.
Only Brian Nosler, a teaching pro at Vanco Driving Range in Vancouver, Wash., shot lower than Rice. Nosler — who also scored the lowest two-day total — shot a 6-under 66, beating Scott Erdmann, of Oswego Lake Country Club, by a single stroke in the pro division.
Black Butte Ranch’s Jeff Fought and Crooked River Ranch pro Pat Huffer each fired 2-under 70 to tie for fourth place.
The Bend Golf and Country Club team — which included head pro Erik Nielsen, budding pro Tiffany Schoning, Mont Green and Rice — won the team competition.
The Fall Tour was hosted by four different Central Oregon golf courses over four days. The tournament is split into four one-round events and includes amateurs and Oregon club professionals, the lowest of whom each day earns $500.
— Bulletin staff report