Lambert, Portland pro tie for Invite individual gross title
The annual Prineville Invitational Pro-Am was held on Saturday and Sunday, July 11-12.
In addition, a quartet of local golfers represented Meadow Lakes Golf Club at the Oregon Open, which was held Tuesday and Wednesday, July 14-15 at Arrowhead Golf Club in Molalla.
The annual Pro-Am was held without some of the usual fanfare, but the golf was still outstanding with several local golfers placing high in the final standings.
Jared Lambert, a golf professional at Meadow Lakes Golf Club, and Brian Nosler of Loose Cannon Golf Studio of Portland tied for first in the professional gross portion of the tournament. Nosler took an early lead after the first round with a score of 64, while Lambert was one shot behind with a 65. However, Lambert rebounded on Sunday, firing a 61 while Nosler shot a 62, leaving both golfers with a two-day total of 126. Nelson Birk and Todd O'Neel tied for third with scores of 129, while Taylor Giacomini was fifth with a score of 130
Jeff Bright took net honors in the professional division with scores of 64-66 – 130, while Meadow Lakes head professional Zach Lampert was second with rounds of 68-66 – 134. Also placing in the professional net division were Bruce Stewart and Jim Wilkinson, who tied for third with scores of 135.
There was also a tie for first in the amateur division as Prineville's Mayson Tibbs and Brian Miller, a Madras product who was a former professional player, finished with identical scores of 67-67 – 134. Travis Holmes was one shot back with a two-day total of 135, while Peter Degroff was fourth, 136 and Chuck Wilcox finished fifth with a score of 137.
Grant Patterson of Prineville won the amateur net score with rounds of 65-59 – 124 to edge fellow Prineville resident Shane Howard, who finished with a two-day total of 126. David Murphy and Steve Smith tied for third with scores of 130, while Brian Imfeld was fifth with a score of 131.
The team of Jared Lambert, Greg Kelso, Kyle Twiss and Joe Newton took first in the team scoring, which counted one gross and one net score from team members, with a two-day total of 228. Nelson Birk, Eric Ovens, Jon Corbett, Brian Miller and Gary Ovens were a close second with a score of 229, while Ray Comella, Bruce Neelands, Brian Imfeld Peter Degroff and Michal Jackson finished third with a score of 231.
Lambert continued his hot golf at the Oregon Open, helping lead a team representing Meadow Lakes Golf Club to a tie for fifth place in the team scoring at the event. Lambert, Zach Lampert, Justin Kadin and Isaac Buerger finished the two-day tournament with a team total of 609, good enough to tie for fifth place in the tournament.
The team of David Lebeck, Jamie Sumner, Tyler Carlson and Carson Little, which represented Portland Golf Club, finished first with a two-day total of 596.
Lambert also did well in the individual results, tying for third with an even par score of 71-71 – 142. Brady Sharpe of Wine Valley Golf Club won the professional division with rounds of 71-68 – 139.
Lambert and Buerger tied for 10th in the four-ball results with a score of 66-67 – 133. Little and Carlson won the event with rounds of 63-64 – 127. Buerger is a member at Eagle Crest Golf Club, where his dad is the head professional.
Kadin, who golfed for the Meadow Lakes team but is a member at Tetherow Golf Club in Bend, tied for second in the amateur individual results with rounds of 73-68 – 141 to finish one under par. Robbie Ziegler of RedTail Golf Center won the event with rounds of 73-67 – 140.
COVID-19 has shut down most sports throughout the United States. However, golf has been allowed to continue, with venues modifying procedures to ensure social distancing and keep golfers safe.
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