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Wolverine Kowolitz and Lobos Patton share medalist honors

  • Written by Golf Coach Jack Riceand Assistant Coach Shawn Hendricks

Update from Wolverine Golf Coach Jack Rice: Lopez Island High School and Friday Harbor High School's golf teams met on the links at the San Juan Golf Club and Country Club Thursday, March 24. Medalist for the match went to Jesse Kowolitz, his third of the season, and Lopez Eric Patton both with 44. Runner up went to two Friday Harbor players, Jess Hargrove and Cole Thomas with 45.

The top six returning letterman played their normal games and almost all of them scored in the 40’s again this week. Keegan Hebert was out of town for this match. I want to tell you a little about the new players on the team. Freshman, Tanner Wilson is starting to bring his game around. He improved 14 strokes from his last match and scored a nice 57. Not bad for only his second match in high school. Eighth-grader, Levi Doenges, has recovered from his illness and came out swinging. He scored a 61 in his first varsity match. Eighth-graders are able to play on the high school team in the 2B League. As a coach, it is a great advantage getting to mold their game one year early.

Another freshman who showed good improvement was Ian Volk, who shot a 64. To round out the remaining freshman, we had Logan Border 71, Peter Kulseth 71 and Nathan Vekved 73. Keep in mind these kids have only been playing golf for three weeks. With all these freshman on the team, I see a bright future for golf at Friday Harbor High School. I had four good players on the injured reserve list this week, Ty Fox, AJ Kurtz, Weston Swirtz and Brandon Payne. We hope to see them back in action as soon as possible. The two Ladies on the team continue to improve their game. Tenley Nelson and Grace Willows. Both ladies made a couple bogies on par fours. We will be working on how to be more consistent and better putters.

We will be traveling to Lopez next Tuesday. Our plan is to take everyone who is healthy to give the players some experience on a different golf course. We are going to need a bus with the size of this team.

Golf Coach Jack Rice

Assistant Coach Shawn Hendricks


Friday Harbor Golf Team (44, 45, 45, 48: 182)

Jesse Kowolitz 44

Jess Hargrove 45

Cole Thomas 45

Dylan Posenjak 48

Joe Stewart 49

Jordan Davis 54

Tanner Wilson 57

Levi Doenges 61

Ian Volk 64

Chris Hallock 69

Peter Kulseth 71

Logan Border 71

Nathan Vekved 73

Adam Bates 74


Tenley Nelson 85

Grace Willows 86

Lopez Golf Team (44, 46, 47, 76: 213)

Eric Patton 44

Tobin Arden 46

Sterling Carfrae 47

Jack Sovelove 76


Anah Kate Drehn 81

Emlie Hobi 83

Kate Combs 84




Last modified onFriday, 25 March 2016 11:19