Bjorke Takes Home Men's Title; Kieffer Wins Women's Division at WSGA Champion of Champions
DuPont, Wash. (October 14, 2009) - Bjorn Bjorke of Port Orchard, Wash. and Denise Kiefer of University Place, Wash. came out victorious today in their respective divisions at the Inaugural WSGA Champion of Champions held at The Home Course in DuPont, Wash. Competitors battled high winds, hard rain and cold weather the entire day as the scoring average for the field rose nearly five shots from the first round average.
Bjorke started the day four shots back of first round leader Tom Brandes of Bellevue, Wash., but quickly grabbed the lead after a 2-under par 34 on the front nine compared to Brandes’ 5-over par 41. Bjorke remained solid on the back nine, as he fired an impressive 1-under par 71 for the day, taking his 36-hole total to 2-under 142 and bettering Brandes by two strokes.
Kieffer battled the entire day as she backed up her course record setting 2-under par 70 first round with a 9-over par 81 second round. Her two day total of 7-over par 151 gave her a four stroke win over Alison Murdoch of Victoria B.C., Stefanie Coleman of University Place, Wash., and Yasue Atkins of Lacey Wash.