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Rookie John Riegger wins Boeing Classic by two strokes

Boeing Classic tournament champ John Riegger holds the trophy Sunday, Aug. 25. - Boeing Classic
Boeing Classic tournament champ John Riegger holds the trophy Sunday, Aug. 25.
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Playing in only his fifth Champions Tour event, John Riegger won the 2013 Boeing Classic by birdying three of the final four holes, to shoot a 4-under 68 and seal a two stroke victory over John Cook.

When asked how he felt about the experience, he simply stated “This is going to go down as the best win of my career, Seattle is going to become like a second home to me."

After being presented with the traditional Boeing Aviator jacket by Tournament Chief Executive Larry Dickenson, Riegger then hoisted his new crystal trophy to officially celebrate his great win.

Riegger, 50, was born in Metropolis, Ill., and lives in Las Vegas.

Seattle favorite Fred Couples took third place at the 2013 Boeing Classic with a final score of 11-under.

You can see more Boeing Classic results here.

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