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Matt Cowell bursts to Rosauers Open lead in Spokane

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PGA professional Matt Cowell from Lake Padden Golf Course in Bellingham combined nine birdies with an eagle and a lone bogey to post a 61 and take a three-shot lead after the first round of the Rosauers Open Invitational at Indian Canyon Golf Course in Spokane on Friday.

Defending champion David Phay of Whidbey Golf & Country Club in Oak Harbor and 2012 Oregon Open champion Brian Thornton of Meridian Valley Country Club in Kent were three back at 64.

PGA pro Kevin Anderson of Apple Tree Golf Course in Yakima was tied for fourth.

Other golf

• The father-son team of Jason and Mark Aspelund of Edgewood shot a 4-under 68 to win the Washington State Parent-Child Championship at Lake Spanaway Golf Course.

The two finished birdie-birdie to win by a stroke over the team of Li Wang and Grace Wei of Sammamish.

“I was lucky to have a partner with a hot putter,” said Jason, of his father, Mark. “He’s the one who won it for us on the last two holes.”

Jennifer Ha of Calgary, Alberta, defeated Caroline Inglis of Eugene, Ore., in the final match to win the Pacific Northwest Women’s Amateur at Wine Valley Golf Club in Walla Walla.

Kareen Markle of Meridian, Idaho, won the Pacific Northwest Women’s Mid-Amateur at the same course by defeating Amanda Jacobs of Seattle in their final match.

Compiled from sports-information reports.

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