The Pacific Northwest Section PGA will induct Jeff Coston into the Pacific Northwest Golf Hall of Fame on Friday, April 26, at the Seattle Golf Club.
Coston, an instructor at the Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club, has won more PNWPGA major championships than any other professional or amateur in the 90-year history of the PNWPGA.
He's won the Pacific Northwest PGA Championship seven times, the Northwest Open two times, the Washington Open four times, the Oregon Open twice, the Rosauers Open three times and the Al Giusti Memorial once.
In 2006, Coston became the only Pacific Northwest Section professional to win the Senior PGA Professional National Championship. The following year he was low club professional in the Senior PGA Championship at Kiawah Island, S.C. His other titles include the 1977 PNGA Amateur Championship and the 1991 Shreveport Open on the Web.com Tour.
TEAM GOTTA WINS MARKSMANSHIP CHAMPIONSHIP
Team Gotta, a marksmanship team from Custer, defeated the U.S. Military Academy "Black" at West Point at the Scholastic Steel Challenge in Fort Benning, Ga.
Team Gotta set a new collegiate record at the SSC Collegiate nationals (209.37), set the individual record (45.22), took home $13,000 in prize money, and carried off two of SSC's traveling cups.
Team Gotta won the centerfire event and earned a win in the first-ever SSC rimfire, outpacing the USMA Black 197.40 to 203.96.
On the Smoke and Hope course, Team Gotta captain Keith Neher of Bellingham fired five shots at five different targets, striking each in just 1.58 seconds - an SSC course record.
Team Gotta's new record of 209.37 comes despite the fact that it went to its back-up shooter, Ben Huff of Blaine, when their top scorer, Sean Hughen-Coiro of Bellingham had to withdraw due to illness.
Top scorer Adam Rusling's 45.22 beat the previous record of 52.86 set last year by teammate Hughen-Coiro.
BBST SOLID AT SPEEDO CHAMPIONSHIP
The Bellingham Bay Swim Team broke 16 team records in its age division and team open division at the Speedo Championship Series last weekend at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.
Cole Avery led the way with seven team records, five in the 15-16 division: 50 fly (23.56 seconds), 100 fly (50.33 for 20th place), 200 fly (1:49.97 for eighth), 200 IM (1:53.94 for 22nd), and 400 IM (4:04.12 for 20th); and team records in the 100 fly and 200 fly; to finish eighth.
Gus Evans broke six team records in the 50 breast (27.00), 100 breast (57.45 for 10th), and 200 breast (2:06.45 for 14th). All three swims were team records for both the 17-18 and the open divisions.
- Patrick Gregory: 100 breast, 105th place (1:03.15).
- Carlee Bock: 100 back, 39th place (57.54); 200 back, 52nd place (2:05.23).
- Taylor Shewchuk: 200 breast, 22nd place (2:21.82, team record); 100 breast, 34th place (1:06.08, team record).
- The women's 400 free relay team of Audrey Shenkin, Sydney Wong, Bock, and Shewchuk swam to a new open women's team record (3:35.78).
WWU RUGBY PERFECT GOING INTO POSTSEASON
The Western Washington men's rugby club beat visiting Eastern Washington 44-12 on Saturday, March 16, to finish a perfect 6-0 in Northwest Collegiate Rugby Conference play and win the West Division.
Kevin Kinloch scored for Western in the fourth minute as the Vikings never trailed in the game.
Matt Tiscornia had three trys, Matt Jenson had two trys in the second half, Joe Cote and Quinton Wilms added solo trys and Nick Salimano kicked two conversions.
The Vikings, who have outscored their opponents 351-48 and lead the league in every statistical category, host the first round of the playoffs, Saturday-Sunday, April 6-7. Western will play the winner of the Saturday game on Sunday and the winner of that game will play in the championship on Saturday, April 13, at Magnuson Park in Seattle.
EATON, CONLAN TIE FOR 12TH AT TOURNAMENT
The Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club team of Brett Eaton and Justin Conlan finished eight strokes back of first place at the 62-team Pacific Northwest Pro-Assistant Championship on Monday and Tuesday at the Overlake Golf & Country Club in Medina.
Eaton and Conlan had a 69-71-140 in the four-ball format to finish in a nine-way tie for 12th place at the 6,671 yard, par 71 course.
CASCADE CRUSH WINS FIRST TOURNAMENT OF YEAR
The Cascade Crush U14 baseball team went 5-0 in its first tournament of the year last weekend in Pasco.
The Crush outscored its opponents 53-21 and was led by leadoff hitter Sam Cleary, who hit .600 for the tournament with three doubles and a triple, reaching base in 11 of 15 plate appearances.
Patrick Grabowski had a complete-game, one-hitter with eight strikeouts and had a save in the championship, Felix Zavisubin pitched a complete game, Matthew James and Max Jeffrey had a combined no-hitter and Dylan Harper pitched five innings in the title game.