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Lindeblad Low Down On The Rosauers Open

Gary Lindeblad joined SWX to talk about the 27th annual Rosauer's Open starting on Wednesday. Gary Lindeblad joined SWX to talk about the 27th annual Rosauer's Open starting on Wednesday.
SPOKANE, Wash. -- PGA Professional and Inland Northwest Sports Hall of Fame member Gary Lindeblad joined SWX's John Collett  in the Fasteners Sports Studio to talk about the upcoming 27th annual Rosauers Open Invitational, beginning this Wednesday, July 16, at MeadowWood Golf Course. 

More information on the event is available below from Pacific Northwest PGA.

The slideshow below includes pictures from the 2013 Rosauers Open won by Corey Prugh.  App users can view this slideshow by using this link: http://bit.ly/1tPgWKV

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. – MeadowWood GC – 6,874 Yards, Par 72

The Field & Sponsors:

Defending Champion PGA Professional Corey Prugh (2013, 2011 and 2009) of Manito Country Club is back this year to attempt to defend his title against a strong field of PNW PGA Professionals and amateurs in the Rosauers Open Invitational. This year we have a field full of many past champions returning to MeadowWood GC, including David Phay of Whidbey G&CC (2012), PGA Professional Kyle Kelly of Tamarisk CC (2010), PGA Professional Ryan Benzel of Pro Golf Discount- Lynnwood (2005), PGA Professional Casey McCoy of Newaukum GC (2001), PGA Professional Jeff Coston of Semiahmoo G&CC (1997, 2006 and 2008), and PGA Professional Rob Gibbons of Arrowhead GC (1991). Which player is going to add their name to the Rosauers Open Invitational trophy?

Sponsoring this event are Rosauers, Umpqua Bank, Frito Lay, Young’s Market Company, Bank Of America, Williams Inland Distributors, Dr Pepper, Franz Bakery, Vehrs, Unfi, Pepsi Beverage Company, King Beverage Inc., Southern Wine & Spirits and The Odom Corporation.

Schedule of Play:

The Rosauers Open Invitational will begin with the Umpqua Bank Pro-Am on Wednesday, July 16th and Thursday, July 17th. The Rosauers Open Invitational will start on Friday, July 18th with tee times ranging from 7:30 am - 2:30 pm off # 1 and # 10 tees. The Rosauers Open Invitational is a 54 hole individual competition. Results will be emailed nightly at around 8:00 pm. Tee times and results will also be posted nightly at www.pnwpga.com.

History of the Championship:

The Rosauers Open Invitational has been a part of the PNW PGA tournament program since 1988. The famed golf tournament has been hosted at just two facilities....Indian Canyon GC and MeadowWood GC. This year we return to the site of the 1991 championship - MeadowWood GC in Liberty Lake, WA.

We have had some amazing champions since the event started. Corey Prugh of Manito CC (2009, 2011 & 2013) and Jeff Coston of Semiahmoo G&CC (1997, 2006, and 2008) hold the record for the most wins. Prugh also set the tournament record of 192.
Charity:

Proceeds from the Rosauers Open Invitational will benefit the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery, Spokane’s safe haven for children at risk of abuse and neglect. The Nursery also provides counseling, education and referrals for parents of young children. The 2013 event raised $125,000 for the charity with over $2,375,000.00 raised through the years. For more information, visit http://www.vanessabehan.org/

Golf Course:

MeadowWood Golf Course was designed by Robert Muir Graves and opened in 1988. Operated by Spokane County, the course hosted the 1991 Rosauers won by Rob Gibbons of Arrowhead and also the 1991 Pacific Northwest Section Senior PGA Championship won by Hall of Famer, Tim Berg, then the Director of Golf at Sunriver.

The championship will be played at the full 6,874 yards and par 72. Ranked by Golf Digest in 1996 as one of the "Top 10 Best Public Golf Courses in the State of Washington", you'll enjoy the challenge of this fun golf course. PGA Professional Bob Scott is looking forward to welcoming you to his home for the last 17 years!

The Section:

The Pacific Northwest Section includes 1,100 PGA members and apprentices in Washington, Oregon, Northern Idaho, Western Montana and Alaska. The Rosauers Open Invitational is one of six major championships conducted by the Section.
 
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