Pacific Northwest Sr: Jim Knoll storms back to top Tom Brandes
POWELL BUTTE, Ore. (June 5, 2014) -- Jim Knoll finished where he started at the 2014 Pacific Northwest Senior Championship -- on top.
The first-round leader but trailing entering Round 2, Knoll fired a closing 6-under 66 to storm back and win by two shots over two-time defending champion Tom Brandes at Brasada Ranch.
Knoll opened play with a 69 on Tuesday but fell to third place following a 73 in Round 2. His red-hot finish helped him top Brandes, who held the overnight lead, and Michael Kloenne.
Kloenne shot 72 in the final round to finish solo third by three shots.
In his stellar final round, Knoll recorded seven birdies before a bogey on the par-3 17th.
Carey Watson (72-71-74) and Jim Stone (76-74-70) finished fourth and fifth, respectively.
In the Super Senior Division, Chris Maletis of Portland, Ore. was a three-shot winner over Gay Davis, also of Portland.
Noel Pumfrey was third, finishing 13 shots behind Maletis' dominant card.
ABOUT THE PNGA Senior Amateur
Format: 54-hole Stroke Play Competition for seniors
and super seniors with the following
Senior Championship (55+) – Contestants entering
in the Senior Championship will
compete in individual competition only (gross only)
and will play from a separate set of
tees, at a longer yardage.
Open Division (55+) – Contestants entering the
Open Division will compete in an
individual and a four-ball partnership competition
(gross and net) and will compete from a
shorter yardage. Players will be divided into flights
according to age for individual
Super Senior Championship (65+) – Contestants
entering in the Super Senior
Championship will compete in individual competition
only (gross only) and will play from a
separate set of tees, at a slightly shorter yardage.
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