Bracht-Thorn win the Washington Senior Best-Ball Title
12 May 2017
by Washington Golf

Robert Bracht and Roger Thorn <br>(WSGA Photo)
Robert Bracht and Roger Thorn
(WSGA Photo)

SPOKANE, WA (May 12, 2017) - In the Washington Senior Men's Best-Ball, the team of Robert Bracht and Roger Thorn followed up Thursday's opening round of 4-under 67 with a stellar 5-under 66 to pull away from the field, finishing three shots clear of second-place finishers Duane Diede of Everett and John Von Lossow of Kirkland. Diede and Von Lossow had been looking to defend their title, having won last year; they had also won this championship in 2014.

Bracht and Thorn started the day at Kalispel Golf & Country Club one shot behind first-round leaders Tracy Quickstad of Snohomish and Dan Thacker of Woodway, who had posted a 5-under par 66 in yesterday's first round but fell back with a 2-over 73 today.

"You always hope you're going to play this well," Thorn said afterward, of their strong showing, "so it feels great when you actually do. We started out great today. Bob birdied the first hole, I birdied the second and then he birdied the third, so we were off and running."

Added Bracht, "Roger was the key yesterday. I barely helped at all (because of a bad back). I felt better today, and so was able to contribute more."

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