Friday Harbor Golf team beats MVC by one stroke at District Tournament

Friday Harbor High School golf team won the 1A/2B District Tournament by one shot over Mount Vernon Christian Tuesday, May 7 at Gallery Golf Club.

On Thursday, May 16, the 21 lowest-scoring players advance to Bi-District which will be played on the  same course. All six members of the Wolverine team  - Ethan Havel, Jack Mason, Weston Swirtz, Peter Kulseth, Teagen August and Chase Wilson - have spots in the top 10. Read Coach Jack Rice's comments posted below the scores.

Scoring Analysis

Max Hanson MVC 39 48, 87 1nd Hole in 1 on 6, 4 pars

Kyle Ekkelkamp MVC 46 42, 88 2nd 5 pars

Ethan Havel FH 48 42, 90 3rd 5 pars

Caleb Boon MVC 48 48, 96 4th 5 pars

Reese Hamelton Lopez 48 50, 98 5th 4 pars

Tyler Somelog Lopez 49 50, 99 6th 2 pars

Jack Mason FH 54 48, 102 7th 4 pars

Weston Swirtz FH 45 59, 104 8th 6 pars

Peter Kulseth FH 57 49, 106 9th 2 pars

Teagan August FH 56 54, 110 10th 1 par

Chase Wilson FH 60 50, 110 10th 1 par

Coach Jack Rice reported: All six of the Friday Harbor team members finished in the top 10 at the 1A2B District Tournament. Thirty golfers teed it up to win one of the 21 spots in the Bi-District Tournament played next week at the same golf course. It’s been a long time since Friday Harbor advanced so many golfers, never in my 10 years as Coach.

In the next few days each player will be laying out a plan on how he can play this course better next week. What really impressed me is how 5 of the 6 FH players improved their scores on the back nine holes.

Sophomore Ethan Havel continues to lead the team with a 3rd place finish. Jack Mason finished 7th as a freshman. Junior Weston Swirtz had train wrecks on two holes on the back nine; he was in contention to win the tournament.

For the Friday Harbor team to take six of the top 10 places in the District Tournament is something special.

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