The Boeing Classic tournament week kicked off yesterday on the links up at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge with a great showing from local celebrities at the Rumble at the Ridge tournament. The winning foursome was anchored by former NFL quarterback – and Spokane native – Mark Rypien, whose group carded a 57 in the scramble format event. The runner-up foursome was led by former Seattle Seahawk Jordan Babineaux.
Proceeds from the event went to charity.
Also, down in Orting, four players qualified for this weekend’s event with high showings in the tournament last-chance qualifier; the four who earned slots are Stan Utley, Gary Hallberg, Eduardo Herrera and Gibby Gilbert III. A congrats to all four and we wish them all luck this weekend.
Two clinics headline today’s activities at the TPC course; pros from the Champions Tour who will be competing in the Boeing Classic event this weekend will also be on the course doing practice rounds helping them prepare for the event.
The tournament starts Friday with the weekend’s action being televised live on the Golf Channel.
Now to other news this morning.
Lane with another routine performance on mound for Yankee rookies: North Bend’s Trevor Lane got the job done on the diamond once again yesterday for the New York Yankees’ rookie minor-league team in Florida. Lane pitched two innings and struck out two without allowing a hit or run for the Yankees “East” team as they fell 2-1 to the Detroit Tigers’ “West” rookie squad in a Gulf Coast League game in Tampa. Lane, a 2012 Mount Si High School grad drafted by New York out of the University of Illinois-Chicago in the June baseball draft, has only allowed one run in his first pro season, over 11 1/3 innings. That run came in his last outing last Friday, which he also recorded his first professional win.