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Eight from EHS, one Panther qualify for state golf
After two days of play at Fort Lewis' Eagle's Pride Golf Course, the Enumclaw High girls will take four players to the state tournament in May and the Hornet boys three, but neither team is finished yet. The Hornets along with Bonney Lake, Sumner and White River will get a chance in the spring to earn the final spots into May's state tournament.
The top nine girls at the Oct. 15 and Oct. 20 subdistrict, or state-qualifying, tournament earned a spot in the state tournament, while the top 11 boys advance state. The next 14 female and 17 male finishers have another chance. They are invited to play at the West Central District qualifier in May to earn the final allocations into the state tournament.
Enumclaw's Tyler Salsbury tied with John Jordan of Timberline for the top spot at the state-qualifier with a two-day total of 143 strokes. After a 2-over par 74 round on Oct. 15, Salsbury came back, firing off a 3-under performance Oct. 20 for the lead.
Teammate Jordan Beals finished at 149 for a tie at third and Jake Erickson was one stroke behind at 150 to round out EHS's initial state team.
Kelly Sweeney finished second, earning her spot to state with a two-day 180-stroke performance. Teammate Torey Schreiner was one stroke behind. Caitlin Runland and Kaylee Salsbury both made the nine-woman cut with matching 192s.
Bonney Lake's Tracy Hare also earned another trip to the state tournament with 195, taking the final spot.