University of Washington freshman Brian Nosler shot a 5-under-par 67 Tuesday for a two-day total of 6-under 138 to take medalist honors at the Pacific Northwest Golf Association amateur championship in Canby, Ore.
Nosler, of Pumpkin Ridge Golf Course, topped Ben Crane of Portland GC and Dusty Brett of Fircrest GC by three strokes.
Nosler earns the No. 1 seed into match play, which begins this morning. Sixty-four golfers advanced, including Spokane Country Club’s Darren Slackman and Kyle Kelly of The Creek at Qualchan.
Slackman shot a 73 for a two-day total of 147, tied for 14th. Kelly’s 72 put him at 148.
Spokane’s Jim Frazier finished 28th among 136 competitors after two rounds and failed to make the final 24 of the Professional Bowlers Association’s Tri-Cities Senior Classic in Richland.
Frazier’s pinfall earned him $685.
Gary Mage of Vancouver, Wash., finished with a 300 game and took a 66-pin lead over Larry Lamb. Mage had an 18-game pinfall of 4,371.
AAA Legion baseball
Steve Socha had a two-run homer during a seven-run sixth inning as the Bandits (12-9) defeated the Blue Devils 12-9 at Whitworth College for a doubleheader split.
George Petticrew’s two-run homer in the fifth helped the first-place Blue Devils (15-8) win the opener 11-3.
At Gonzaga University, Brian Lamarche’s two-run homer highlighted a six-run third as the Cannons (13-8) defeated the North Stars 14-6 to close to within one game of the Blue Devils.
The Cannons’ Aaron Gililand had three RBIs, three runs and three steals. The North Stars are 6-19.
University of Idaho quarterbacks coach Greg Olson has resigned to accept a similar job at Purdue University. He’ll replace Larry Korpitz, who died of cancer last week.
Olson, 34, joined the Idaho staff in 1994 after five seasons at Central Washington University.
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