Kelly holds off challengers to win Boeing Classic at Snoqualmie Ridge, plus news on an event tonight for parents of MSHS fall athletes

Good Monday morning.

One item this morning, and that is our wrapup from yesterday’s final round of the Valley’s signature sporting event, the Boeing Classic pro golf tournament, and it was one for the record books, with the winner accomplishing something special in the process.

PGA Champions Tour pro Jerry Kelly fought off a strong challenge from fellow pro Jerry Smith, to win the Classic yesterday at the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge golf course in Snoqualmie. Kelly fired a 66 to finish with a 19 under-par 197 for the three rounds of the tournament, and that set a new tournament record for lowest three-round score in the event. Additionally, it was the first win on the tour for the longtime pro, who only recently joined the 50-and-over men’s circuit.

Smith carded a 64 to finish at -18 under 198 for three rounds and gave Kelly a battle on the back nine, but Kelly was able to do enough to get it done in the end. Two-time tournament winner Bernhard Langer also gave the leaders a run for their money down the stretch, but ran out of time in the end and finished in a tie for third at -16 under 200 with Billy Mayfair. Langer carded a 65 and Mayfair scored 66.

Kelly also became the first wire-to-wire winner in the tournament’s history as well, as the tour newcomer demonstrated the solid golf he will be delivering each week as the season winds along.

Many of the Champions pros will be headed north of the border today for their next tournament, and that is this weekend up in Calgary, Alberta.

MSHS fall sports parent night tonight
Mount Si High School is hosting its annual fall sports parent night tonight, in which parents will get a chance to meet their child’s fall sports coaches and hear about the season ahead from them. The event starts at 6:30 at the school, with meetings between parents and coaches to follow. Parents will also get a chance to meet the school’s new Athletics Director, Darren Brown, and hear from him about his goals for school sports at MSHS this coming year. Brown replaces Ray Wilson, who retires later this week after a long 35-plus year career in education, most of that time spent either in the Snoqualmie Valley or Riverview school districts.

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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