Mike Haack holed out from a bunker for an eagle on the par-4 10th hole and followed with three birdies on the next five holes to rally for his second straight win at the Pacific Northwest Golf Association Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship at Bend Golf and Country Club on Thursday.
The Bellevue, Washington, golfer entered the final round of the 54-hole tournament five strokes behind leader Tres Kirkebo, from Lakewood, Washington. After making the turn at even par for the round and the tournament, Haack fired a 4-under 32 over the final nine holes to end the day as the lone golfer in the 59-player field to shoot under par during the final round with a 68.
That stellar finish also secured for Haack his third PNGA Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship title since 2009. He finished with a 4-under 212 overall.
Kirkebo shot 79 on Thursday and finished seventh with a 2-over 218.
Reid Hatley, from Hayden Lake, Idaho, took second with a 2 under, while Greg Sanders, from Anchorage, Alaska, and Robbie Ziegler, from Portland, tied for third at 1 under. Bend’s Brandon Kearney shot even par in the final round to finish at 1 over and in sixth place. Cody Pinkston, also from Bend, tied for 11th at 6 over.
— Bulletin staff report