Langer becomes two-time Boeing Classic champ, plus news from the pitch and the diamond as we start a new week…..

Good Monday morning. We’ll have a Cedarcrest High School cross country preview for you coming up, but first this morning’s news, and we start on the links.

As has been the norm throughout the history of the Boeing Classic PGA Tour Champions pro golf tournament at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, the final round went right down to the wire yesterday, and ended up needing an extra hole to decide it.

Bernhard Langer birdied the 18th hole to win the three-way playoff with fellow tour pros Woody Austin and Kevin Sutherland, and in the process became a two-time winner of the Classic, having previously won the tournament in 2010. All three golfers finished with total scores of -13 under par 203 on the weekend, with Langer and Austin carding 67’s yesterday and Sutherland recording a 64 to rally himself into the playoff. Second-round leader Gene Sauers was unable to hold that lead late and finished one stroke back.

Tournament organizers also note that Langer’s victory yesterday gave the German player his 29th career win as a PGA Tour Champions player, and that ties him for second overall on the tour’s career wins list with legend Lee Trevino, who, for those old enough to remember, was a fan favorite on this tour years ago, and was a drawing card for the Seattle area’s previous PGA Tour Champions stop, the GTE Northwest Classic, an event held during the late 1980’s and early 1990’s that took place at the Inglewood Country Club in Kenmore.

Good stuff, and we congratulate Langer on his victory. The tour pros are headed north of the border today to Canada for their next tournament, this weekend up in Calgary, Alberta, as they continue their western swing.

Other news this Monday:

Baseball: Lane debuts with new minor league team
2012 Mount Si High School grad Trevor Lane wasted no time getting himself into a game for his new minor league baseball team.

Just hours after the New York Yankees organization, which drafted Lane in this year’s MLB amateur draft, promoted Lane from their rookie team in Florida to their short-season “A”-class team in New York, the Valleyite took to the mound yesterday for that short-season squad, the Staten Island Yankees. And the results were pretty much the same as he had in his 10 outings with the rookie team – solid.

Lane pitched two innings, allowing a hit and walking one, but struck out two, for the Yankees as they fell 6-0 to the Batavia Muckdogs, a Miami Marlins affiliate, in Batavia, NY, in front of just 474 fans. The loss, combined with a win in another game by the Connecticut Tigers, dropped the Yankees (39-28) to just 1 ½ games in front of the Tigers (38-30) for the New York-Penn League’s wild-card playoff slot, with the two teams set to meet tonight through Wednesday with that berth very much on the line in Staten Island, NY.

All three games begin at 4:00 p.m. and will be live on MILB.tv. Lane, who received no decision in yesterday’s debut, likely will not pitch tonight or tomorrow as he rests following his work yesterday.

College women’s soccer scoreboard
Washington 2, Santa Clara 1: The Huskies scored a non-league home win in Seattle yesterday with two second half goals, beating the Broncos; senior Miranda Rawlings, from North Bend and a 2013 Mount Si High School grad, came off the bench for the UW and logged 24 minutes, with one shot, not on goal, recorded.

Utah 3, Utah State 0: Freshman goalie Maggie Richey, from Duvall and a 2016 Cedarcrest HS alum, worked her first college regular season game in goal for the Aggies as they fell to their in-state rivals at home yesterday in Logan, UT. Richey played one half – 45 minutes – allowing a goal but making two saves for USU, who has dropped two straight matches to fall to 1-2 to start the fall campaign.

San Jose State 1, Seattle U. 0: The Redhawks suffered their first loss of the season yesterday, on neutral soil in Boise, ID, to the California-based Spartans. Sophomore Karli White, from North Bend and a 2015 Mount Si HS alum, started for SU and played 76 minutes, recording two shots, neither on goal.

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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