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Saturday, January 25, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Kodama Second At Nw Am

Andrew Douglas of Meridian Valley Country Club beat Wandermere’s Matt Kodama 3 and 1 Friday to win the 36-hole championship flight of the 43rd Pacific Northwest Boys Amateur Championships at Burlington, Wash.

Douglas took the lead for good during the second 18, with a double bogey on the par-5, 544-yard ninth at Skagit Golf and Country Club. Kodama had an 8 on the same hole.

Kodama double bogeyed the 34th hole, putting Douglas up by two, then hit his drive out of bounds on the 35th and conceded the match.

Kodama shot a 4-over-par 75 during the morning round to lead by one.

Past tourney winners include local PGA favorite Fred Couples.

Local flight winners were Brandon Smith, MeadowWood, fourth flight, and Craig Leslie, Manito, 14th. Smith defeated Brice Gordon of Canyon Lakes 1-up, the same count by which Leslie defeated MeadowWood’s Kyle Smith.

Todd Pence of Cheney carded a 3-under 68 to tie for fourth place after the opening round of the 54-hole Portland Invitational at Pumpkin Ridge Country Club in North Plains, Ore.

Leader Derek Gilchrist of Elk Grove, Calif., shot a 65, including a 31 on the back nine, at Pumpkin Ridge’s Ghost Creek course.

Gilchrist’s former college teammate, David Bartman of Los Angeles, shot a 6-under 66 at Pumpkin Ridge’s Witch Hollow course.

Dan Koesters of Washington State University shot a 7-under 65 to lead the men’s professional division during the Inland Empire Professional Golfers Association event at the University of Idaho.

Baseball

Joe Williams pitched a no-hitter, striking out 12, as Baseball Academy of Oregon defeated the Spokane Heat 13-0 at Seafirst Stadium to advance to tonight’s championship of the Pride of America tournament.

Oregon hit back-to-back, pinch-hit homers in the six to support Williams.

The Heat play the Vancouver Storm at 5 tonight at Seafirst for another shot at Oregon. Vancouver defeated the Spokane Ice 4-0 and Prosser Thunder 9-4.

The title game is scheduled for 8.

Boxing

International Boxing Federation intercontinental champion Obed Sullivan won a 10-round decision over Garing Lane at the Coeur d’Alene Tribal Bingo Casino in Worley, Idaho, on Thursday night.

Veteran referee Mills Lane worked the main event.

In the co-feature, heavyweight Levi Billups won a 10-round decision over Carlos Monroe.

Also, Spokane light heavyweight Frank Vassar, heavyweight Sam Hampton and light heavyweight Ed Dalton won eight-round decisions; heavyweight David Bostice knocked out Craig Brinson in the third round; and Spokane’s Para Draine won a women’s four-rounder over Eva Young.

, DataTimes

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