Jeff Coston made 10 birdies and no bogeys the final round to post 68-70-62 to win his fifth Senior Oregon Open.
“I hit the ball well all week. The last round I just let the putter go like Steph Curry shooting foul shots! Less try, less time, less think. Just let it go freely. A game worth playing. Golf can be so much easier when we learn to overcome interference and let it go!”
Coston will play the Northwest Open, August 21-23 at Wine Valley.
Five Question with Jeff Coston
Interviewed by Molly Cooper, PNWPGA Tournament Director
Q1) How does it feel to win your FIFTH Senior Oregon Open Invitational?
Coston: I truly love to compete. I love to test myself and trust myself. I love to overcome interference and play in freedom. So that feels good. 62 feels good.
Q2) Does this win feel any different than your last wins here? And if so, why?
Coston: This year has been a new challenge because of the Achilles surgery. The rehab was and is intense. A very high price! Especially for a guy who likes the challenge of staying young at least from the neck down. The Oregon Senior Open has been good as I’ve birdied the final hole twice to win. I’m grateful to play Wildhorse. It is fun and the greens are good!
Q3) What is it about Wildhorse Resort that pairs well with your game?
Coston: I like warm weather and eastern Washington. I have had some success on a few golf courses. I just do my game plan and golf course template on each course.
Q4) Going into the final round, you had a one shot lead with many strong players close. How did you prepare mentally for the final round?
Coston: That is a secret. That only my students know.
Q5) Tell us about your 62 the final round. You had ten birdies and no bogeys.
Coston: I hit the ball well all week. Again, followed my swing template. I made some putts early on and created some nice momentum. Then I just trusted my eyes and got out of the way!