EHS GOLF: Salsbury edges McCluskey for title

Tyler Salsbury and Colton McCluskey finished 1-2 at the South Puget Sound League 3A Medalist Tournament at Gold Mountain Golf Complex Oct. 19, earning themselves tee times at the Class 3A state tournament in May.

For Salsbury, it was the fourth-straight year he carried home medalist honors. The EHS senior, who plans to take his game to the University of Washington, earned the medalist trophy with a two-day stroke total of 138. He finished the first round of play Oct. 17 with a 6-under par 66 and Day 2 with an even-par 72.

McCluskey, also a senior and a two-time state qualifier, followed with a two-day total of 155 on days of 77-78.

The top five finishers advance to the state tournament in May.

Senior Chase Dolliver finished sixth and advances to the West Central District tournament in the spring where he will battle for the last berths into the state tournament.

Salsbury, McCluskey and senior David Smith were first-team SPSL all-league selections. Dolliver was a second-team all-league pick.

For the Lady Hornets, Tiffany Wilkening and Madeline Petellin tied for fourth to earn a spot in May’s state girls tournament.

Both juniors were also named to the SPSL first-team. Wilkening is a three-time state qualifier. Petellin is a two-year state participant.

Freshman Tammy Wilkening and Kadyn Eldridge, who finished seventh and 15th respectively, still have a shot at state. They will tee off in the West Central District qualifier in the spring, vying for the final state berths.

Tammy Wilkening was an all-league second-team selection.

Both the EHS girls and boys teams claimed the SPSL Academic Award. The Hornet boys team earned the honor with a 3.603 cumulative grade-point average. The girls’ teams winning cumulative grade-point average was a 3.834.