At lease three members of the White River High golf program will be playing in the spring Class 2A state tournament, based on their strong finishes during the Oct. 22-23 qualifying tourney at Bremerton's Gold Mountain complex.
At Gold Mountain, Zahn Brooks fired a two-day total of 165 and placed fourth, while Ryne Peterson finished at 167 and wound up fifth. They are guaranteed spots in the May state tournament, to be played at the highly-regarded Chamber's Bay course in University Place.Three other members of the Hornet boys team still have a shot at making the state tourney, thanks to their performances at Gold Mountain.
Tanner Williams, Zach Howard and Tanner Sherstobitoff all earned berths in May's state qualifying tourney. Williams' two-day total of 170 was good for eighth place and leaves him as the first alternate to state; Howard finished in a 10th-place tie with a total of 173 and Sherstobitoff ended at 177 to tie for 13th.
Following a strong, second-place finish during the South Puget Sound League 2A regular season, the White River High girls also embarked on postseason golf during the Oct. 22-23 tourney at Bremerton, setting the stage for spring play.
The Hornets' Caitlyn Miller placed sixth during the qualifier, guaranteeing herself a spot in the spring state tournament.
White River's Syndee Scott finished ninth and Sutton Mills was 12th, meaning each will play in the May state qualifier. A good finish there will shoot the duo into state tourney play.
Also during Bremerton play, Jordanne Fray finished 18th and Maci Goethals was 22nd. They are the first and fifth alternates, respectively, for the state qualifying tourney. Also during the regional qualifier at Gold Mountain, White River's Taylor Wombacher placed 25th.