• Bend golfer to play in Pacific Coast Amateur: Bend’s Jesse Heinly has been selected by the Oregon Golf Association to represent Oregon at the 46th Pacific Coast Amateur Championship.
Heinly, a Summit High School graduate and junior-to-be at Xavier University in Cincinnati, was selected for his body of work in Oregon amateur events, according to the OGA. Last month he advanced to the semifinals of the Oregon Amateur Championship, and in 2011 he finished second in the Oregon Stroke Play Championship.
He will join on the Oregon team Gresham’s Nick Chianello, who won the Oregon Amateur, and Albany’s Nick Sherwood. Both Sherwood and Chianello play golf for Oregon State.
The Pacific Coast Amateur, which brings together 18 golf associations from Western states and two Canadian provinces, is scheduled to be played July 23-27 at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort on the southern Oregon Coast. For a related story, see D2.
• Top-100 teacher to work at Pronghorn: Tim Mahoney, a Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher, has agreed to spend the summer leading the instructional programs at The Troon Golf Academy at Pronghorn Club near Bend.
Mahoney is the director of education at Troon Golf, an Arizona-based company that manages the two golf courses at Pronghorn. He also teaches at Talking Stick Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.
He has been on Golf Magazine’s lists of best teachers since 1997.
“I’m thrilled to get to spend my summer at Pronghorn enhancing an already impressive and well-respected golf operation,” Mahoney said last week in a press release. “Pronghorn offers two of the most stunning golf courses and one of the best practice facilities I’ve ever seen.”
• Redmond golfer has strong showing in Montana: Redmond’s Lindsay Reeve finished tied for second place at Whitefish Lake Golf Club’s Fourth of July Tournament, among the largest amateur events in Montana.
Reeve, a Redmond High School graduate, is a junior-to-be at the University of Montana after transferring from New Mexico State.
— Bulletin staff reports