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Jay Don Blake claims Boeing Classic trophy in playoff

Jay Don Blake holds the Boeing Classic trophy following his playoff triumph Sunday, Aug. 26. The Utah-based golfer wins a $300,000 cash prize. - Courtesy photo
Jay Don Blake holds the Boeing Classic trophy following his playoff triumph Sunday, Aug. 26. The Utah-based golfer wins a $300,000 cash prize.
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Jay Don Blake, 53, of St. George, Utah, is the winner of the eighth Boeing Classic tournament.

Blake battled it out with fellow American pro Mark O’Meara, of Houston, Tex., in a playoff Sunday, Aug. 26, at the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge.

Blake moved to the top of the leaderboard when he birdied 15 on Sunday, but O’Meara tied the lead when he birdied the last three holes. After both players narrowly missed birdie putts on the first playoff hole, they went back to 18 again. Blake chipped his third down to within a foot for a birdie, while O’Meara’s third shot settled 16 feet away. After he missed his putt, Blake tapped in for the win in front of 28,000 fans. An estimated 81,000 people visited the tournament during the week.

This was the fourth time in Classic history that a playoff has determined the winner.

Full results can be found at www.boeingclassic.com

 

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