The Chelan Golf Teams competed in the League/District Championships at Gamble Sands Golf Course on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. The match also served as the state qualifier for the golfers.
Cascade boys team took the League and District Championship with a 354, with Chelan coming in second with a 393. The medalist for the boys was a tie at 80, which was broken on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff, with Okanogan’s Billy Norwill (sophomore) taking medalist honors over Cascade’s Tim Wells (junior), who came in third with an 82.
The top seven boys earned a spot to State, which will be held at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco next week. The practice round is Monday; competition rounds Tuesday, and the top half continuing on to Wednesday’s final round.
Chelan’s girls took League and District Honors with a 379, followed by Cascade with a 410. Medalist for the girls was Cascade’s Maddie Hontou with an 83. Chelan took three of the five state qualifying positions, with Myranda Evans (senior) coming in third with a 90, Annika Nolen (senior) fourth with a 92, and Madi Harrison (senior) tying for fifth with Cascade’s Jacelyn Bain. Madi Harrison took the fifth position after winning the first hole of a sudden-death playoff over Bain. Bain will be the state alternate.
State for the girls will be held at Horn Rapids Golf Course in West Richland the same days and format as boys’ competition.
“I’m very proud of both of Chelan’s teams,” Coach Kirk Einspahr said. “The girls have had strong team performances all season long, and continued this today. And the boys, who had lost to Omak several times this year, came through with a second place finish today. Chelan was also voted by the coaches to receive the League Sportsmanship Award this season, and I’m most proud of that award.”
Good luck at State Myranda, Annika, Madi, and Corbin!
Girls Golf Scores:
Myranda Evans (90)
Ariel Schwantes (102)
Annika Nolen (92)
Madi Harrison (95)
Andrea Villa (132)
Emily Christenson (113)
Chelan Girls Total 379
Cascade Total 410
Riv. Chr. Total 494
Boys Golf Scores:
Chelan Boys Total 393
Omak Total 442
Cascade Total 354
Okanogan Total 305
(Reported by Coach Kirk Einspahr)