Rain keeps Coston 1 shot back at Oregon Senior Open


Semiahmoo Golf and Country Club instructor Jeff Coston ended up losing by one stroke to a former pupil, though rain and lightning ended up being the difference on Thursday, Aug. 1, at the Oregon Senior Open.

Royal Oaks Country Club's Tim O'Neal claimed the title with a two-day total of 133 65-68), as the elements shortened the scheduled three-day tournament by one day. Coston finished one stroke back at 134 (68-66).

"Oh man, I thought I had him," Coston said. "I got some money, but I didn't get the chance to come back and get the win. I was supposed to go off at 9 this morning, but we waited around for like three hours, and they had to call it, so I'm headed home empty-handed."

Coston said he next plans to play in the Northwest Open Aug. 19-21 in Walla Walla.

Bellingham Golf and Country Club's Rick Weihe tied for 48th at 147 (75-72), Lake Padden's Marc Walker tied for 91st at 153 (76-77), Ferndale's Dean Russell tied for 121st at 157 (78-79), North Bellingham Golf Course's Bob Shannon tied for 127th at 158 (75-83) and Bellingham's Bill Hager tied for 140th at 160 (83-77).

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