Kyle Cornett played the amateur role, and in the process he helped take down a former PGA Tour professional.
Cornett, a Jackson High School graduate, teamed with Jeff Coston to win the Pacific Golf & Turf PNW Pro-Am Championship held last Wednesday and Thursday at the Tumble Creek Club and Rope Rider courses at Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum.
Cornett, who plays out of Inglewood Golf Course in Kenmore, teamed with Coston, a professional from Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club in Blaine, to shoot a two-round score of 17-under 126 in a four-ball format. The finished four shots of the two pursuing teams, one of which included former PGA Tour member Jeff Gove.
Walter Hall golf pro claims match play title
Wayne Clark, the head golf professional at Walter Hall Golf Course in Everett, won the Western Washington Chapter PGA Senior Match Play Championship. Clark won all four of his matches, defeating Gordy Graybeal 3 and 1 in the championship match.
By winning the tournament Clark qualified to participate in both the Senior Hagen Cup, which pits the top western Washington senior pros against the top Oregon senior pros, and the Hudson Cup, which pits the Pacific Northwest’s top pros against the Pacific Northwest’s top amateurs.
Johnson claims second NWAC honor
Lynnwood High School graduate Ryley Johnson, now a sophomore forward on the Highline Community College men’s soccer team, was named the Northwest Athletic Conference Men’s Soccer Player of the Week for Sept. 24-30, the second time he won the award this season.
Johnson totaled four goals and three assists in victories over South Puget Sound and Bellevue. He is currently third in NWAC in points with 31 (12 goals, seven assists) for a Highline team that is 10-1 and ranked No. 2 in the NWAC coaches poll.
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