The Plateau community was well represented last week when prep golfers hit the links for the 2014-15 state championships.The Enumclaw High girls captured seventh place in the Class 3A ranks, while the EHS boys finished ninth. On the Class 2A side, White River’s girls took 10th.The Class 3A tournament was staged in the Tri-Cities, with girls playing the Horn Rapids course in Richland while the boys took on the Canyon Lakes course in Kennewick.In the 2A ranks, all headed to the Liberty Lake community, nestled between Spokane and the Idaho state line. The 2A girls played MeadowWood Golf Course while the boys challenged Liberty Lake Golf Course.
Leading the way for the Hornet ladies was Meagan Johnson, who shot a round of 90 the first day to make the cut, then bettered her performance with at 86 on Day 2. Her 36-hole total of 176 placed her 24th in a field that started with 80 golfers.Faith Harderson opened with 88, closed with 95 and tied for 28th place with her 183 total. Lexi Dechon also made the cut and played both days; her rounds of 94 and 96 left her tied for 35th.Also representing the EHS program, but playing only the first day, were Kelsey Cunningham, who shot a 97, and Kayleen Anderson, 103.Jared Beals paced the EHS boys crew, tying for 16th place after shooting a 76 to make the first-day cut, then tacking on a round of 80 to finish at 156.Also playing both days were Josh Erickson, who started with 81 and finished with a 79; Carson Erwin, who shot 81 for both rounds; and Dylan Miller, who tied Erwin in 38th place after firing a 78 on Day 1 and 84 the second round.Also advancing to state was Kidder McKee, who just missed the cut after carding an 84 for the opening round.
Nine White River High golfers traveled across the state last week to compete in the Class 2A championships.A pair of White River girls advanced from the May 27 opening round to play a full 36 holes. Maci Goethals fired a first-day 86 to sit 11th in a field of 80, while Georgia Lavinder shot a 95 to finish in a tie for 35th.On Day 2, Thursday, Goethals carded an 88 to finish at 174, good for a tie for 17th place. Lavinder added a round of 98 to finish at 194, landing in a tie for 35th.Three other White River girls had qualified for the state tournament, playing just the first day. Sofia Lavinder shot a first-round 97, missing the cut by a single stroke. Sydnee Scott opened with 103 and Jordanne Fray had a 107.As a team, the Hornet girls captured 10th-place honors.The quartet of White River boys advancing to the state tournament played the opening day but did not make the field of 42 who qualified for the second round of play.Matt Walker opened with a round of 82, Cooper Franklin shot an 86, Bryce Dahl finished at 89 and Drew Kacer carded a 93.
From the Bonney Lake boys program, Curtis Koltermann had qualified for state and, once there, turned in the best individual performance among the local contingent.Kolterman tied for 14th after shooting 79 on opening day and dropping his score to 76 for the second round.Two players from the Panther girls program had qualified for state. Courtney Campbell shot an opening-day 96 and Hayden Zumhofz carded a 99. Neither advanced to the tourney’s second day.