Green Scene

NOTICE: Green Scene has moved.

With the launch of our new website, we've moved Green Scene.
Visit the new section.

July
17th

Blast from the bunker for birdie clinches Northwest Women’s Open win for Aho

Brush Prairie’s Lindsay Aho learned a lot about competing from Al Aldridge.

That might not ring with people outside Vancouver, but Aldridge was the hard-nosed, steely-nerved girls’ basketball coach at powerhouse Prairie High School where Aho was once a guard.

Now a professional golfer, Aho, 25, still carries some of those traits – determination, resolve and the will to win – to the course.

And she needed every one of them to finish off a victory at the 16th Northwest Women’s Open at Twin Lakes Golf & Country Club in Federal Way on Wednesday afternoon.

Staring at the likelihood of

Read more »

July
16th

Peck advances, Packer out at 88th U.S. Amateur Public Links in Virginia

Overcoming a slow start, Olympia’s Cameron Peck still comfortably qualified for match play at the 88th U.S. Amateur Public Links golf tournament in Lorton, Va.

Starting 5-over through five holes, the Timberline High graduate rallied with four birdies over his final 12 holes to finish off a 1-over-par 71 round at Laurel Hill Golf Club on Tuesday.

Peck (1-under 139) will be the No. 14 seed for match play, and opens with Florida’s Zachary Moore in the first round Wednesday. Canadian Garrett Rank (8-under 132) is the top seed overall.

Auburn’s Sean Packer got hot early, making birdies on his

Read more »

July
16th

Weekly Meadow Park skins game: Don’t make it, get out of the way!

When shadows from the overhanging trees start blocking out sunlight, and the course cools, an army of men carrying golf bags make their way to the first tee.

They all collect around the back tee box at Meadow Park’s executive course – also known as the “Williams Nine” – offer a few words, even crack a few one-liners before each of them, in rapid-fire succession, tee off.

It is a 16-some all playing the same hole at the same time.

Word has gotten around about the weekly summer Monday skins game at Meadow Park. Entry fee is not too steep

Read more »

July
15th

Peck shoots 68, near top at U.S. Amateur Publinx; Packer opens with 74

Picking up where he left off, Olympia’s Cameron Peck is near the top of the leaderboard at the 88th U.S. Amateur Public Links in Lorton, Va.

Peck, who won the Pacific Northwest Men’s Amateur last week, shot a 2-under-par 68 at Laurel Hill Golf Club, and is tied for seventh after the first day of stroke play.

The Timberline High School graduate had six birdies and four bogeys, including a finishing birdie at the par-5 ninth to trail leader Eric Sugimoto, of San Diego, who shot 63, and has a two-stroke lead on the field.

Lurking right outside the cut-line

Read more »

July
15th

Grove takes Lilac title by shooting final-round 64 in Cheney

Idaho native Russell Grove stormed back to win the 50th Lilac Invitational, carding a final-round 8-under-par 64 to win by three strokes over Corey Prugh.

Grove finished at 18-under 270. He made nine birdies and a lone bogey Sunday to nab the title at The Fairways in Cheney.

Prugh shot 69 to finish alone in second at 15-under 273. Overnight leader Jason Humphrey tied for third at 275 after shooting 72. Defending champion Hank Frame, an amateur, was in that group after a 70.

July
15th

Moore, Stanley will tee off in afternoon wave for first round of British Open

Puyallup’s Ryan Moore and Gig Harbor’s Kyle Stanley won’t be out late enough to see the sun set, but they did draw early-afternoon tee times for the British Open at Muirfield starting Thursday.

Stanley goes off at 4:39 a.m. PDT – 12:39 local time – with Spain’s Alvaro Quiros and Sweden’s Alexander Noren.

Moore is four groups behind Stanley at 5:23 a.m. PDT – 1:23 local time – with Sweden’s Henrik Stenson and reigning U.S. Amateur champion Steven Fox. Moore and Stenson were group together for the first two rounds of the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club East Course

Read more »

July
14th

Ryan Moore, Kyle Stanley, Andres Gonzales at John Deere, 4th Rd.

This week: John Deere Classic, Thursday through Sunday, TPC Deere Run, Silvis, Ill.

Moore’s fourth-round score: 2-under-par 69.

Position: Moore (13-under 271) tied for 22nd, six strokes behind winner Jordan Spieth (19-under 265), who defeated Zach Johnson and David Hearn in a sudden-death playoff. Gonzales (3-under 139, tied for 72nd) and Stanley (5-over 147, tied for 141st) missed the cut Friday.

Recap: Moore birdied the first two holes Sunday, then endured his first real rough patch of the week – three bogeys in a five-hole stretch at the turn. In fact, he bogeyed the 10th hole (second shot went long

Read more »

July
13th

Ryan Moore, Kyle Stanley, Andres Gonzales at John Deere, 3rd Rd.

This week: John Deere Classic, Thursday through Sunday, TPC Deere Run, Silvis, Ill.

Moore’s third-round score: 6-under-par 65.

Position: Moore (11-under 202) is tied for 17th, eight strokes behind leader Daniel Summerhays (19-under 194. Gonzales (3-under 139, tied for 72nd) and Stanley (5-over 147, tied for 141st) missed the cut Friday.

Recap: Moore tied his season-best for birdies in a round with eight, matching his total in the first round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open in early February. He bogeyed the ninth hole to turn in 2-under, but made birdies at No. 10 (two-putt from 25 feet on par

Read more »