PGA Tour Champions

Boeing Classic 2018

August 24-26

The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge, Snoqualmie, Washington

$2,100,000

August 24-26

The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge, Snoqualmie, Washington

$2,100,000

Round 3

Scott Parel won his first PGA Tour Champions title on Sunday

August 26, 2018

Scott Parel won the Boeing Classic on Sunday for his first PGA Tour Champions title, birdieing the final six holes on the front nine in a 9-under 63.

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Five strokes behind Kevin Sutherland and Ken Tanigawa entering the round, Parel beat Sutherland by three strokes at The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge.

''I don't know if I necessarily knew it was going to happen, but I felt like I was playing well enough for it to happen,'' Parel said. ''I just put it all together today.''

Parel opened with a birdie on the par-4 first, parred the next two and birdied the final six holes on the front nine. He rebounded from a streak-ending bogey on the par-4 10th with a birdie on the par-4 11th. He also birdied the par-4 16th, and made a curling, downhill 40-footer for another birdie on the par-3 17th.

''I've been dreaming about it since I got out here,'' Parel said. ''It means I get to take my wife to Hawaii. I know that she's been wanting to do that. It hasn't sunk in yet. It's a blessing just to be able to play out here and now know that I'll be able to play next year. That's always been my goal in the position that I'm in is to play well enough to where I'm going to have status every year.''

Sutherland had a 71 - birdieing the par-5 18th after opening with 17 straight pars - a day shooting a course-record 60. In the 2014 Dick's Sporting Goods Open, Sutherland shot a tour-record 59 in the second round, then closed with a 74 to tie for seventh.

''I'm disappointed I didn't play better today,'' Sutherland said. ''I don't feel like I played badly. I had like one birdie and 17 pars, completely the opposite of yesterday's round. I didn't hit the ball as close to the hole, and when I did, I didn't convert them very often until the last hole.''

Parel finished at 18-under 198. He was tied for the first-round lead after a 65, then dropped back Saturday with a 70.

''I've always driven the ball pretty well and hit it pretty well, but you've got to make putts on this tour to win. My putting has been more and more consistent, even starting last year. So, I think I putted really well today and all weekend really.''

His only previous victory in a PGA Tour-sanctioned event came in the Web.com Tour's 2013 Air Capital Classic. From Augusta, Georgia, he worked as a computer programmer and database administrator for 10 years following college and didn't turn pro until he was 31.

Tanigawa followed his second-round 64 with a 73 to tie for third at 3 under with Miguel Angel Jimenez (67).

Hometown star Fred Couples finished with a 65 to tie for 15th at 8 under.

Darren Clarke closed with a 6 to tie for 25th at 6 under in his senior debut. He opened with rounds of 68 and 76.

''All in all, I really enjoyed my week,'' Clarke said. ''I think the most surprising thing was I think the public perception. People tend to imagine they play the courses a little bit shorter than they actually do, and the courses aren't that short and the greens run to 12 on the stimpmeter. It's a test, but the guys just flat out go for it.''

Chris DiMarco struggled in his tour debut, shooting 74- 75-77 to finish 10 over. He was 73rd in the 77-player field.

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Scott Parel
-18
65
70
63
198
2
Kevin Sutherland
-15
70
60
71
201
T3
Miguel Angel Jiménez
-13
67
69
67
203
T3
Ken Tanigawa
-13
66
64
73
203
5
Tom Pernice Jr.
-12
65
70
69
204
T6
Scott Dunlap
-11
68
66
71
205
T6
Scott McCarron
-11
66
67
72
205
T8
Bob Estes
-10
67
71
68
206
T8
Billy Andrade
-10
67
70
69
206
T8
Kent Jones
-10
65
70
71
206
T11
Stephen Ames
-9
71
66
70
207
T11
Jerry Kelly
-9
68
69
70
207
T11
Joe Durant
-9
70
67
70
207
T11
Bernhard Langer
-9
68
68
71
207
T15
Fred Couples
-8
71
72
65
208
T15
Colin Montgomerie
-8
73
69
66
208
T15
Duffy Waldorf
-8
71
69
68
208
T15
Jesper Parnevik
-8
68
69
71
208
T19
Woody Austin
-7
73
67
69
209
T19
Steve Pate
-7
66
72
71
209
T19
Dudley Hart
-7
70
69
70
209
T19
Tommy Tolles
-7
70
67
72
209
T19
Larry Mize
-7
68
68
73
209
T24
Billy Mayfair
-6
76
69
65
210
T24
Darren Clarke
-6
68
76
66
210
T24
Lee Janzen
-6
70
71
69
210
T24
Jerry Smith
-6
69
70
71
210
T28
Jeff Maggert
-5
68
74
69
211
T28
John Huston
-5
68
72
71
211
T28
Kenny Perry
-5
69
70
72
211
T31
Doug Garwood
-4
74
71
67
212
T31
Brian Mogg
-4
72
70
70
212
T31
Kirk Triplett
-4
71
71
70
212
T31
Mark O'Meara
-4
72
68
72
212
T35
Paul Broadhurst
-3
71
75
67
213
T35
Carlos Franco
-3
73
71
69
213
T35
Tommy Armour III
-3
75
68
70
213
T35
Gene Sauers
-3
68
73
72
213
T35
Willie Wood
-3
70
71
72
213
T35
Gary Hallberg
-3
73
67
73
213
T35
Brian Henninger
-3
72
68
73
213
T35
Michael Bradley
-3
69
69
75
213
T43
Rocco Mediate
-2
72
72
70
214
T43
Bart Bryant
-2
69
75
70
214
T43
Steve Jones
-2
73
70
71
214
T43
Paul Goydos
-2
71
72
71
214
T43
David McKenzie
-2
68
73
73
214
T43
Mike Grob
-2
67
70
77
214
T49
Todd Hamilton
-1
71
73
71
215
T49
Brad Bryant
-1
69
74
72
215
T49
Fran Quinn
-1
73
68
74
215
T49
Mark Calcavecchia
-1
71
69
75
215
T53
David Toms
E
74
75
67
216
T53
Jeff Sluman
E
75
69
72
216
T53
Marco Dawson
E
70
74
72
216
T53
Steve Flesch
E
70
71
75
216
T53
Glen Day
E
70
69
77
216
T58
David Frost
1
70
75
72
217
T58
Tim Petrovic
1
72
73
72
217
T58
Dan Forsman
1
73
71
73
217
T58
Scott Verplank
1
73
71
73
217
T58
John Inman
1
71
73
73
217
T58
Olin Browne
1
70
71
76
217
64
Tom Byrum
2
70
76
72
218
65
Scott Simpson
3
75
70
74
219
T66
Guy Boros
4
75
71
74
220
T66
Mark Brooks
4
74
71
75
220
68
Joey Sindelar
6
70
73
79
222
69
Esteban Toledo
7
71
73
79
223
T70
Skip Kendall
8
75
76
73
224
T70
Wes Short, Jr.
8
78
73
73
224
T70
Mike Goodes
8
73
74
77
224
73
Chris DiMarco
10
74
75
77
226
74
Tom Werkmeister
11
76
72
79
227
75
Scott Hoch
12
73
77
78
228
76
Steve Lowery
14
75
78
77
230
77
Tom Kite
19
78
77
80
235
WD
Russ Cochran
--
76
--
--
76
Pos.
Player
To Par
Total
1
Scott Parel
-18
198
2
Kevin Sutherland
-15
201
T3
Miguel Angel Jiménez
-13
203
T3
Ken Tanigawa
-13
203
5
Tom Pernice Jr.
-12
204
T6
Scott Dunlap
-11
205
T6
Scott McCarron
-11
205
T8
Bob Estes
-10
206
T8
Billy Andrade
-10
206
T8
Kent Jones
-10
206
T11
Stephen Ames
-9
207
T11
Jerry Kelly
-9
207
T11
Joe Durant
-9
207
T11
Bernhard Langer
-9
207
T15
Fred Couples
-8
208
T15
Colin Montgomerie
-8
208
T15
Duffy Waldorf
-8
208
T15
Jesper Parnevik
-8
208
T19
Woody Austin
-7
209
T19
Steve Pate
-7
209
T19
Dudley Hart
-7
209
T19
Tommy Tolles
-7
209
T19
Larry Mize
-7
209
T24
Billy Mayfair
-6
210
T24
Darren Clarke
-6
210
T24
Lee Janzen
-6
210
T24
Jerry Smith
-6
210
T28
Jeff Maggert
-5
211
T28
John Huston
-5
211
T28
Kenny Perry
-5
211
T31
Doug Garwood
-4
212
T31
Brian Mogg
-4
212
T31
Kirk Triplett
-4
212
T31
Mark O'Meara
-4
212
T35
Paul Broadhurst
-3
213
T35
Carlos Franco
-3
213
T35
Tommy Armour III
-3
213
T35
Gene Sauers
-3
213
T35
Willie Wood
-3
213
T35
Gary Hallberg
-3
213
T35
Brian Henninger
-3
213
T35
Michael Bradley
-3
213
T43
Rocco Mediate
-2
214
T43
Bart Bryant
-2
214
T43
Steve Jones
-2
214
T43
Paul Goydos
-2
214
T43
David McKenzie
-2
214
T43
Mike Grob
-2
214
T49
Todd Hamilton
-1
215
T49
Brad Bryant
-1
215
T49
Fran Quinn
-1
215
T49
Mark Calcavecchia
-1
215
T53
David Toms
E
216
T53
Jeff Sluman
E
216
T53
Marco Dawson
E
216
T53
Steve Flesch
E
216
T53
Glen Day
E
216
T58
David Frost
1
217
T58
Tim Petrovic
1
217
T58
Dan Forsman
1
217
T58
Scott Verplank
1
217
T58
John Inman
1
217
T58
Olin Browne
1
217
64
Tom Byrum
2
218
65
Scott Simpson
3
219
T66
Guy Boros
4
220
T66
Mark Brooks
4
220
68
Joey Sindelar
6
222
69
Esteban Toledo
7
223
T70
Skip Kendall
8
224
T70
Wes Short, Jr.
8
224
T70
Mike Goodes
8
224
73
Chris DiMarco
10
226
74
Tom Werkmeister
11
227
75
Scott Hoch
12
228
76
Steve Lowery
14
230
77
Tom Kite
19
235
WD
Russ Cochran
--
76