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Mark Calcavecchia claims first Boeing Classic win

Flanking 2011 Boeing Classic champion Mark Calcavecchia are, left, Gregory Malcolm, executive director of Encompass, and Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson, standing on the 18th green at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge. Encompass was a participating partner in the Boeing Classic, which Snoqualmie has hosted for the seventh straight year. Calcavecchia, who won the Champions Tour event with 14 under par after a playoff with Russ Cochran, is holding the tournament globe and a plaque from the “scenic host” City of Snoqualmie, “In honor and recognition of exceptional achievement on the PGA Champions Tour.” - Courtesy image
Flanking 2011 Boeing Classic champion Mark Calcavecchia are, left, Gregory Malcolm, executive director of Encompass, and Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson, standing on the 18th green at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge. Encompass was a participating partner in the Boeing Classic, which Snoqualmie has hosted for the seventh straight year. Calcavecchia, who won the Champions Tour event with 14 under par after a playoff with Russ Cochran, is holding the tournament globe and a plaque from the “scenic host” City of Snoqualmie, “In honor and recognition of exceptional achievement on the PGA Champions Tour.”
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Florida-based pro Mark Calcavecchia defeated Russ Cochran on the first playoff hole Sunday, Aug. 28, to get his first Champions Tour victory at the Boeing Classic.

An estimated 30,000 fans watched Calcavecchia claim the title at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge.

"Even if I hadn't won or even if I finished 20th or 30th, this is a place that I enjoy,” Calcavecchia said of his Boeing Classic experience. “I thought the course played fabulous."

The Boeing Company, Virginia Mason Medical Center and the Champions Tour have agreed to extend the term of the Boeing Classic in Snoqualmie through 2014.

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