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Coston earns exemption to play on Champions Tour

Jeff Coston, a golf pro at Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club in Blaine, might have to adjust his teaching schedule a little in 2015.

Coston shot a 69-74-73-66—282 to finish tied for third in the Champions Tour National Qualifying Tournament, which ended Friday, Nov. 21, at Panther Lake Golf Club in Winter Garden, Fla.

The third-place finished gave Coston full exemption to play on the Champions Tour next year. The Tour runs from January to October.

Coston said he’s keeping his priorities straight.

“I’m not giving up my job,” Coston said in a phone interview. “I’ll probably need to make a couple of adjustments (to my schedule) but my life’s blood is definitly up there in Semiahmoo.”

Last week, Coston finished sixth at the PGA Professional National Championship in Port St. Lucie, Fla, which qualified him to play in the Senior PGA Championship in May at the French Lick Resort in French Lick, Ind.