The 8th Annual Washington State Parent-Child Championship is taking place at Riverbend Golf Complex in Kent, Wash. on Friday, July 15, and is being conducted by the Washington State Golf Association.
The 18-hole championship will have gross and net champions and will be 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.
Tee times begin at 7:10 am from the No. 1 tee. For a complete list of pairings and tee times, and to follow along with live scoring, visit this page.
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).
Last year’s Parent-Child Championship, held at The Home Course in DuPont, Wash., saw the father-daughter team of Jacqueline and Terry Bendrick of Mercer Island, Wash. win the title in a four-hole playoff with Todd and Ethan Morris of Renton, Wash. Jacqueline sank a 6-foot birdie putt on the fourth extra hole for the win.
Riverbend is owned and operated by the City of Kent. The golf complex is a public facility and consists of a championship 18-hole golf course, nine-hole par-3 course, driving range, and miniature golf. The championship course opened in 1989 and is consistently one of the busiest golf courses in the state, averaging 65,000 rounds per year.