Update from Friday Harbor High School Golf Coach Jack Rice: The match was played at the Swinomish Golf Club in Anacortes.
Medalist for the April 19, 2016 match went to Dylan Posenjak from Friday Harbor and Scott Lindeman from LaConner, both with a 42. This is a personal best for sophomore, Dylan. His game is really starting to come around. He is one of the last players to leave the course almost every practice and all that hard work is paying off.
In our seven matches so far this year we have had a different team member be medalist in 6 out of 7 times. This shows the depth of the team when we have someone different as medalist almost every week. The top five players in yesterday’s match are only separated by 3 shots.
Junior, Joe Steward is an exciting player to watch. He can drive the golf ball close to 300 yards on average. He makes the coach feel pretty old when we play together. Joe picked up a birdie 3 on his final hole, which says a lot about his mental toughness. He will be a force to reckon with if he can find the time to spend on his golf game.
Freshman, Tanner Wilson continues to improve; I expect him to break the magic score of 50 in one of the next events. It is exciting for me, as the coach, to see lots of new talent on the way up. We have five seniors who will be graduating this year and they are ready to hand the lead over to Dylan, Joe and Tanner.
Senior, Jordan Davis injured his leg on the fifth hole but limped along to finish the match. He is being checked out today to make sure he is ready for action next week.
The team will be spending time in the class room for the rest of this week. Next week we have two matches; the first is with Grace Academy at home on Tuesday. We have invited four teams from the local area, Orcas, Lopez, LaConner and Mt Vernon Christian to play in our final event, the Friday Harbor Invitational on Friday. The Invitational is a dress rehearsal for the tournament season in May.
Friday Harbor Golf Team (42,43,44,44,45: 226).
Dylan Posenjak 42
Cole Thomas 43
Jess Hargrove 44
Keegan Hebert 44
Joe Stewart 45
Jesse Kowolitz 50
Tanner Wilson 52
Jordan Davis 63
LaConner Golf Team (42,50,58,61,69: 280 ) .
Scott Lindeman 42
David Takahara 50
Jeffrey Johnson 58
Parker Rives 61
Robert C. 69
Mount Vernon Christian (46,49,51,53,54: 253)
Max Hansen 46
Derek Schmitz 49
D.J. Droog 51
John Phifer 53
Trevin Rudy 54