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Category: Golf


Kentwood golfer named honorable mention All-American

Kentwood High golfer Catherina Li was named an honorable mention Rolex Junior All-American by the American Junior Golf Association this week. Here’s the press release:

BRASELTON, Ga. – Catherina Li of Kent, Wash., has been named an honorable mention Rolex Junior All-American by the American Junior Golf Association, establishing herself among the top tier of current and former junior golfers from around the world.

Li, a sophomore at Kentwood High School, earned Rolex Junior All-America honors for the first time in her career behind her first AJGA victory at the AJGA Junior at Centennial. Ranked No. 43 in the Polo Golf Rankings, she notched runner-up finishes at the AJGA Stonehenge Junior Open and the W. Duncan MacMillan Classic at Rush Creek.
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Stay on top of state golf tournaments here

If you’re looking for coverage of the boys and girls state golf tournaments, we’ve got you covered.

I’m at the Class 1A tournaments at The Home Course in DuPont, where the Life Christian Academy girls team won its fourth straight team title and WSU-bound golfer Kristen Rue captured her third individual crown with a two-day total of 143 strokes. Elma’s Alexis Keating and Goldendale’s Bree Wanderschied tied for second, six strokes behind Rue. Keating told me she recently gave an oral commitment to attend the University of Colorado on a golf scholarship.

Olympia’s Dominick Francks won the Class 4A boys golf title. He had a two-day total of 171, winning by three strokes.

Peninsula’s Rachel Lewis held off Mount Spokane’s Sierra Bezdicek at the 3A girls tournament, winning by one stroke. Lewis shot a second-round 74 and finished with 145 strokes. Bezdicek carded a 72 on Wednesday and finished with 146 strokes.

Blaine’s Ryan Wallen won the 2A boys tournament by seven strokes and Pullman’s Paige Whidbee claimed the 2A girls crown.

We’ve got reporters at other tournaments and will post results as they come in.

Here are links to stories from the first day of competiton:

Here’s a link to my story on the 1A boys and girls tournaments, plus a recap of the 2B/1B tournaments.
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Small-school state golf tournaments coming to Pierce County

Four Pierce County golf courses will host state tournaments in the spring, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association announced this week.

Here are the sites:

1B/2B Boys & Girls: Meadow Park Golf Course, Lakewood

1A Boys & Girls: The Home Course, Dupont

2A Boys: The Classic Golf Course, Spanaway
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Locals win golf state tournament titles

Todd Milles turned in this report from the state golf tournaments:

One local product wanted to join his school’s fraternity of state individual golf champions.

The other wanted to keep pace with his brother.

When it came to finishing off a tournament, Bellarmine Prep’s James Feutz and Life Christian Academy’s Nathan Putnam were in fine form Wednesday.

Feutz, a sophomore, shot his second consecutive 3-under-par 69 to win his first Class 4A title by three strokes over Kentridge’s Sean McMullen at Canyon Lakes Golf Course in Kennewick.
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5th grader wins Louisiana high school state golf title

A fifth-grader has won the Louisiana Class 3A state golf title. Brooke Dillon shot a 1-under par 143 in the two-day tournament. In the second round, she had an eagle and two birdies, helping Episcopal of Baton Rouge to its third straight team title.

You can read about Dillon here.

This will never happen in Washington. WIAA rules say only kids in grades 9-12 can compete in varsity sports, except in Class 1B, which allows eighth graders to compete.


Prep Zone: Friday edition

What to watch today

Spokane is the epicenter of Washington volleyball this weekend as 64 teams will converge on four sites in the city for the highly-competitive 2009 Crossover Classic. Among those competing South Sound squads Graham-Kapowsin, Tahoma and Auburn Riverside.

Thursday’s highlights

Third-ranked Olympia escaped Bellarmine Prep with a 3-2 victory. Lisa Chulich, Lauren Herseth and Jennifer Liedes all tallied double-digit kills for the Bears. Victoria Fisher’s 14 kills and 14 digs led the Lions.

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Peninsula golfer scores elusive double-eagle

Peninsula golf coach Tony Robydek has been playing golf for more than 30 years and has an astonishing nine holes-in-one to his name. But he’s got nothing on Seahawks sophomore Rachel Lewis.

Not only did the 15-year-old hit her first hole-in-one on Tuesday at Brookdale Golf Club in Spanaway, she scored a double-eagle on the par-4, 245-yard ninth hole.

“I’ve been golfing all my life and I’ve never seen a double-eagle,” Robydek said. “It was pretty incredible.”

Robydek said Lewis, the top golfer in the SPSL 3A,  initially didn’t believe she had hit a hole-in-one.

“She didn’t see it go

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Prep Zone: Wednesday edition

Tuesday’s highlights

Alison Rogel scored two goals for Bellarmine Prep, as the Lions defeated Stadium 5-1 and moved into second place in the Narrows League standings.

Taylor Watkins smashed 15 kills and Bailey Kinkel tallied 13 digs in Bonney Lake’s 3-0 win at Clover Park.

Caitlin Carr had seven kills for Auburn Mountainview in the Lions’ 3-0 win at Franklin Pierce.

Stephanie Gann had 14 kills and Li Murphy added 12 in eeventh-ranked Annie Wright’s 3-0 victory over Cedar Park Christian.

Heidi Boettcher, Sarah Jordan and Kylie McChesney scored goals in Puyallup’s 3-0 win against Graham-Kapowsin.

Hanna Massee

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