Tim Feenstra, a former Western Washington University All-American and graduate of Lynden High School, won the Pacific Northwest PGA Professional Championship at Meadow Springs Country Club in Richland.
Feenstra, who won the tournament in Illahe Hills Country Club in Salem, Ore., in 2011, beat Tony Robydek of Pro Golf in Tacoma by one stroke after shooting a 75-68-71-214.
Feenstra, who is a golf pro at Broadmoor Golf Club in Seattle, qualifies, along with seven other golfers, for the National PGA Club Professional Championship in June in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Among those seven other golfers is Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club pro Jeff Coston, who shot a 76-70-70-216 for a third-place finish.
YOUNG ATHLETES TAKE FIRST IN PUNT, PASS & KICK
More than 85 participants took part in the Whatcom County NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition, which was in late September at the Squalicum High School.
The following earned first-place honors in their respective age groups:
? Girls age 6-7: Amelia Aune
? Girls age 8-9: Kennedy Seholm
? Girls age 10-11: Leah Austin
? Girls age 12-13: Emma Schroder
? Girls age 14-15: Kendra Steele
? Boys age 6-7: Joaquin Ortiz
? Boys age 8-9: John Dawson
? Boys age 10-11: Aidan Weston
? Boys age 12-13: Jason Lee
? Boys age 14-15: Ben Peterson
These local winners will move on to a Sectional Competition on Oct. 20 when they could qualify for the team championship competition at halftime of a Seattle Seahawks game. Each participant received a certificate of excellence from Alex Bannister, former Pro Bowl wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks. Bannister shared his personal story as well as an inspiring message of what it takes to succeed in NFL and in any endeavor a child chooses to pursue.
LAKE PADDEN TRAIL HALF ASKS FOR VOLUNTEERS
The Lake Padden Trail Half needs volunteers before, during and after the race.
These volunteer areas include assistance with marketing, preparing racer packets, photography, assistance with equipment, race timing, help at each aid station and takedown.
All volunteers will receive an official 2013 Lake Padden Trail Half T-shirt, a raffle entry for some great prizes and lunch for their participation.
The Lake Padden Trail Half marathon race is at 9 a.m. Oct. 19. The half marathon needs to recruit more than 50 volunteers for this year's race. With proceeds benefiting Rebound of Whatcom County, the race relies on its volunteers to keep running.
Individuals interested in volunteering at the 2013 Lake Padden Trail Half can fill out the volunteer form online at LakePaddenTrailHalf.com under the volunteer link.
The trail race starts along Lake Padden and makes its way up and through the trails above and around the lake.
BASKETBALL OFFICIALS NEEDED FOR SEASON
The Whatcom-Skagit-Island Boys' Basketball Association is seeking high school and middle school officials for the upcoming season.
A basic knowledge of the sport and rules is recommended.
An informational meeting is at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at Life Church, 747 Marine Drive, Bellingham, 98225. For more details please visit wsi-bb.com and select the link for new officials or email Steve Somers at email@example.com.
MACDONOUGH HAS HOLE IN ONE
Don MacDonough had a hole in one on Friday, Oct. 11, at Lake Padden Golf Course.
MacDonough used a 5-iron on the 130 yard, No. 4 hole.
Witnesses were Lou Baglio, Larry Geraghty and Hal Arnold.