Friday, September 19, 2008

Top seniors finish play at Valley Club

Montana golfer Anderson takes title

Tom Anderson, PGA head professional at Laurel (Mont.) Golf Club, is the 2008 Rocky Mountain PGA Senior Section Champion after two days of play at The Valley Club.

Anderson built a six-stroke lead after Tuesday's 66, which was six-under-par. He continued his stellar play Wednesday with a two-under-par 70 for a two-day 136 and $800.

Placing second and fourth were John Graham of Idaho Falls (72-68 for 140, $520) and Tommy Sanderson of Sun Valley (72-72 for 144, $260).

Boise's Jeff Thomsen (75-67 for 142, $390) took third. Fifth went to Sun Valley's Doyle Corbett (74-75 for 149, $130).

Anderson, Graham and Sanderson qualified for the PGA Senior Professional National Championship at Toscana Country Club in Indian Wells and Andalusia Country Club in LaQuinta, Calif. Oct. 2-5.

The tournament also crowned two age division champs. Winning the 50-59 division was John Graham of Idaho Falls. Jerome's John Peterson was the 60-plus winner.

The two-day, 36-hole championship for 22 golfers was played Sept. 16-17 at the 6,700-yard, par 72 Valley Club layout.

The Rocky Mountain PGA Section expressed thanks to Stoney Brown, PGA director of golf, and Jaime Sharp, PGA head professional, along with all the staff at The Valley Club for their hospitality.

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