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Three Shoot 66s In Pro-Am

Par took a beating, and a trio of pros led the way in the MeadowWood stop of the Washington Trust Bank Pro-Am.

Steve Prugh of Manito, Gary Lindeblad of Indian Canyon and Bob Scott of Liberty Lake put together 6-under-par 66s Monday to lead the list of 18 golfers who broke or matched par.

Prugh and Scott took different routes to identical rounds of 33-33.

Prugh had an eagle 3 on the par-5 12th hole to go with four birdies. Scott offset three bogeys with nine birdies.

It took Lindeblad a while to warm up to the task. After going just 1-under on the front side, Lindeblad sizzled home with a 5-under 31.

Indian Canyon aide Tom Colon came in at 67 and five pros and two amateurs - Ray Plopper, playing on the WTB team, and Kent Brown of Liberty Lake - shot 69s.

In the net amateur divisions, Bob Buechel of Sun Dance and John Epler of Clarkston had 72-6-66s to lead the 0-8 handicap division.

Leaders in the 9-13 and 14-and-up had their scores adjusted to 66s, six under the course rating.

Dave West of MeadowWood had a 73-12-61 in the 9-13, but shared honors with four others. Richard Nelson of Painted Hills (81-18) and Tom Finnerty of Qualchan (84-21) had 63s in the 14-and-up, but had to share first with eight others.

Karl Ota of Liberty Lake had a par 72 to lead the senior amateur gross division.

Hal Merian of Pine Acres was low senior pro with a 75 and Kathy Gildersleeve-Jensen of the Fairways the low woman pro with a 79.

The team competition was won by MeadowWood with Scott Petterborg, Jerry Taylor, Jim Mickelson, Jim Kearney and Dave West combining for a 112.

Next week’s event will be held at The Highlands in Post Falls.

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