Negative thoughts crept into his mind but they didn’t stick around for long as Colin Inglis fought off a challenge from Washington State senior Max Sekulic to win the 34th Rosauers tournament in convincing fashion.
Colin Inglis hit it “terrible,” in his words, on the range prior to Saturday’s second round of the Rosauers Open Invitational. He didn’t hit it terrible on the course, dropping nine birdies and firing a 9-under 62 at Indian Canyon.
The Rosauers Open Invitational, one of six majors in the PGA Pacific Northwest Section, returns this week after a one-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic. So much has changed since Scott Erdmann erased a five-shot deficit and won the 2019 event in a playoff at Indian Canyon.
It was a dream that was conceived on the Little League fields of Coeur d’Alene. That’s where Kyle Manzardo and a group of 8- and 9-year-old teammates first hatched the idea of playing baseball professionally.
Dwight Pool gathered his players as kickoff approached. A bus had ferried them all across the state to Aberdeen, where they were to open the second season of Spokane Community College football against Grays Harbor. An eerie fog was settling over old Stewart Stadium, but Pool wasn’t delivering a weather report.
The baseball draft of 1991 was something special in the Spokane area. Washington State had two first-round selections – Aaron Sele and Scott Hatteberg. Central Valley’s Kevin Stocker was a second-round pick out of the University of Washington.
Some of the area’s more notable basketball names – Hoopfest’s co-founders, hall-of-famers, a college program that exemplifies success – form an impressive inaugural class for the Hooptown USA Hall of Fame Class of 2021.