Andrade Wins Boeing Classic for 2nd Champions Tour Title
SNOQUALMIE, Wash. (AP) — Billy Andrade won the Boeing Classic on Sunday for his second Champions Tour victory and first in an individual event, overcoming trouble early in the final round for a one-stroke victory.
Andrade closed with a 1-over 73 to finish at 9-under 207 at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge. He opened with rounds of 69 and 65 to take a three-stroke lead into the final round.
The 51-year-old Andrade teamed with Joe Durant to win the Legends of Golf in April for his first Champions Tour title. Andrade won four times on the PGA Tour.
Andrade never lost the lead and held off a large chase pack that included Bernhard Langer, Fred Couples and Mark O'Meara.
Langer was second after a 71. Couples (69), O'Meara (68), Guy Boros (68) and Fran Quinn (69) tied for third at 7 under.
Andrade made a triple bogey on the fourth hole and any thought of a runaway victory was put on hold. Andrade had a bogey on the seventh hole and fell into a tie for the lead, but birdies at Nos. 8 and 12 gave him a three-shot lead.