Brian and Alec Bergstrom of Edmonds, Wash. combined to shoot 5-under-par 67 to win the 13th Washington Parent-Child Chapman Championship, held today at Lake Spanaway Golf Course in Tacoma, Wash. This is the first title in the championship for the father-son duo.
The Bergstrom’s, who play out of Everett Golf & Country Club, got off to a fairly slow start, going 1-over through their first five holes. It wasn’t until a birdie on the sixth hole that they really turned it on. The duo carded six birdies in their final 13 holes en route to a two-shot victory.
“It feels amazing,” said Brian. “We were just wanting to come out and play our best and see what happened, but we ham-and-egged it really well today.”
When asked about what went well during their round, Alec said, “I think our game kind of complimented each other, I had a lot of drives out there to put him (Brian) in good position, he knocked down a bunch of pins and we made putts.”
Winning the Net Division were the father-son team of Andy and Colton Wigen of Maple Valley, Wash. who finished with a net score of 11-under par.
The 18-hole championship was played in a Chapman stroke play format, with two players playing as partners, each playing from the teeing ground and each player playing his or her partner’s ball for the second shot. After the second shot, including par-3 holes, partners select the ball with which they wish to score and then played that ball alternately to complete the hole.
The parent’s relationship with the child must be natural, adopted or stepchild. Partners could have more than one generation between them (i.e. grandfather-granddaughter).