A final round 6-under 66 last year gave Triplett his first Champions Tour title by 2 strokes over Mark McNulty.
The Nature Valley First Tee Open is a global showcase for The First Tee, and brings junior participants, Champions Tour pros and select amateurs together in a Pro-Am format. Monterey Peninsula Foundation is the tournament host.
After the First Tee Open there are three events left before the Charles Schwab Cup Championship, Oct. 31-Nov. 3, at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco.
This week’s Power Rankings for the Champions Tour: