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3 Pros At 67 Set The Pace For Pro-Am

It was definitely a pro day in the Washington Trust Bank Pro-Am on Monday at Hangman Valley Golf Course.

Eleven pros bettered Hangman’s par of 72, led by a trio at 5 under, but only one amateur was able to break par.

That was senior Jim O’Rourke of Spokane Country Club, who had a 35-36 for a 1-under 71.

Randy Buckenberger, the pro at Twin Lakes Village, set the standard early in the day with a 33-34-67 as he had a up-and-down round that included an eagle, six birdies and three bogies.

Mark Gardner, The Creek at Qualchan pro, had a steady 34-33 that featured five birdies, while Esmeralda assistant Rex Schultz made it a threesome with a 32-35 that included seven birdies and two bogies.

Dan Koesters, University of Idaho pro, was fourth at 68, while Tom Colon, Indian Canyon, and Steve Prugh, Manito, shared fifth with 69s. Four others had 70s and there was one 71 as well as one even-par 72.

That’s the score that led the amateur brigade. Bob Christensen, Painted Hills, and Scott Carroll, Downriver, matched rounds of 36-36 to share top honors.

Next Monday’s WTB will be the Pro-Ladies event at Downriver.

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