Sandy Vaughan wins Seattle Amateur Championship | NW Briefs
Sandy Vaughan, last year's runner-up, survived windy conditions at West Seattle Golf Course to shoot 1-under 71 and win the 54-hole tournament by two strokes.
WEST SEATTLE — Sandy Vaughan, last year's runner-up, survived windy conditions at West Seattle Golf Course with a 1-under 71 in the final round on Tuesday to win the Seattle Amateur Championship by two strokes.
Vaughan, a Western Washington and former O'Dea golfer, had three birdies on the back nine in the final round and finished the 54-hole tournament at 2-under 212.
Mark Strickland (214) of Harbour Pointe GC in Mukilteo was runner-up, followed by Jed Dalton, David Fonua and Blake Snyder in a three-way tie for third place at 215.
First Seattle Pacific basketball coach dies
Wesley Walls, the first men's basketball coach at Seattle Pacific and a longtime faculty member and academic leader, died last Friday. He was 96.
Walls had a 13-9 record in 1943 while coaching the first men's team at what was then Seattle Pacific College.
He also was chairman of the political science department, registrar, dean of liberal arts and the first director of the school of business and economics.
Information on services was not immediately available.