Friday Harbor High School Golf Coach Jack Rice sent in this report on the 2016 1B/2B Boys & Girls League Championships Golf Tournament hosted by the Gallery Golf Club in Oak Harbor:
All six Wolverine players advance to the Tri District Golf Tournament next week. Contributed photo
This is my seventh year as Coach for the Friday Harbor Golf Team and this is our first Men’s District Championship victory. It was a controversial call, but as Coach, I decided to go with my experienced upper classmen to represent the team in the District Tournament. The back nine holes at the Gallery Club are ripe for a potential train wreck. With heavy forest lining the fairway on a number of the finishing holes, it was easy for the wheels to come off a golf swing. It took a lot of grit for a player to pull himself up after carding a double digit score on a hole.
My seniors dug deep and pulled it all together, to finish strong and the win. It’s tough to stand up on the tee of a par 4 and hit a six iron down the fairway. I watched player after player rifle long drives deep into the forest with the ball never to be seen again, unless Sasquatch happened to stumble upon it. All six members of the Friday Harbor team advanced to the next level.
Lopez Men’s team had a good day by taking first and second place individually. Jess Hargrove took third place in a match of the cards.
As expected the two 8th grade twins from Orcas had a good day on the course. Maia posted an 87 and tied the low man for the event. Zoe, her younger sister by minutes, came in third with a 110. Emily Van Dam of Grace posted a fine 101. Lopez won the Women’s District title with the entire team making it to the Tri District Tournament.
I am excited for the seniors as they get close to wrapping up their high school golf career. We have a week to practice until we take on the Gallery Golf Club again. We will work on how to pull a club out of the bag and be confident that the ball will stay out of the woods on a tree lined fairway. And of course, we will practice chipping and putting. May 19, 2016 is the Tri District event.
Coach Jack Rice
Friday Harbor Team (135). 1st Place Team
Lopez Island Team (95)
Mount Vernon Christian (86)
La Conner (65)
Grace Academy (35)
Individual Results - Top 15 move forward to the Tri District Tournament.
Erick Paton 87 Lopez
Tobin Arden 90 Lopez
Jess Hargrove 90 Friday Harbor
Scott Lindeman 91 LaConner
Sterling Carfrae 97 Lopez
Jordan Davis 98 Friday Harbor
Derek Schnitz 100 MVC
Keegan Hebert 101 Friday Harbor
Joe Stewart 101 Friday Harbor
Jesse Kolowitz 101 Friday Harbor
Kyle Ekkelkamp 104 MVC
John Phifer 105 MVC
Cole Thomas 106 Friday Harbor
Jeffrey Johnson 107 LaConner
David Takehara 109 LaConner
DJ Droog 109 MVC First Alternate
Lopez Island 1st Place Team
Individual Results - Top 12 move forward to the Tri District Tournament
Maia Lewis Shunk 87 Orcas
Emily Van Dam 101 Grace
Zoe Lewis Shunk 110 Orcas
Siri Dye 131 Lopez
Nora Zapalac 131 Lopez
Emalie Hobi 135 Lopez
Anah Kate Drahm 135 Lopez