Coston Successfully Defends Title in Senior Oregon Open

PGA professional Jeff Coston of Semiahmoo G&CC in Blaine, Wash., won the Senior Oregon Open Thursday at Wildhorse Resort in Pendleton. He shot a final-round 64 on the 6,640-yard, par-72 course to beat Lon Hinkle of Eagle Bend GC in Bigfork, Mont., by a stroke. Coston finished the 54-hole tournament at 14-under 202, earning $5,000.

Coston knocked his second shot on the par-4 18th hole to within inches of the cup. He tapped in for the birdie and the victory, his fourth title in the event. The former PGA Tour player also won in 2007, '09 and last year.

In third place were PGA professionals Rob Gibbons of Arrowhead GC in Molalla, Ore., and Joe Carranza of Aldarra Golf Club in Fall City, Wash. Jim Holt of The Creek at Qualchan in Spokane was the low amateur.

John Bowen, the head pro at Rose City Golf Course in Portland, carded a hole-in-one on the 152-yard 16th.

PGA professional Jerry Mowlds of Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club was low net, while PGA professional Don Waller of Kalispell won the Super Senior Division (60 years and up).

The above report is courtesy of the Pacific Northwest Section of the PGA. For complete scoring details, visit