Chewelah’s KorieLynn Atwood- Gertsch played her best round of the season at Colville, scoring 53 points to finish fifth in the girls’ division at Thursday’s final league golf match of the year.
“She putted extremely well with only 31 putts during the round,” said Coach Brian Harting. “Her nines were split 48 – 42. On the back nine she birdied hole number 13, which is a 228-yard par 4. She also had two pars and five bogeys on the back nine holes.
“KorieLynn is continuing to show a great amount of improvement as the season has progressed. She will be seeded eighth going into the sub-district tournament on Tuesday.
Jennah Earl shot an 18-hole score of 92 and earned 52 points in her round at Colville. She shot a 43 on the front nine and a 49 on the back nine, finishing sixth on the leader board.
“Jennah will be seeded fifth going into the sub-district tournament,” said Harting.
The top 16 girls will advance to the District Tournament on May 17, at Hangman Valley in Spokane. The Cougar girls finished the league season in sixth place.
Griffin Stroyan shot an 18-hole score of 80 to place second in the boys’ competition at Colville. He shot a 41 on the front nine and a 39 on the back nine.
“Griffin putted very well,” said Harting. “He made a 30-foot putt for birdie on No. 14, a 377-yard par 4, and made another putt equally as long to save par on No. 18. He went out of bounds on hole 5 or he would have shot his lowest league score of the season.
“Griffin is playing very well right now and I expect that he will challenge the top two or three kids next week. He will be seeded fourth at sub-district. JR Steele played much better this week. He shot 89 for his lowest league score this season. He shot a 41 – 48.
“JR birdied #13 with a long putt and only had 33 putts during the round,” Harting said. “He will be seeded tenth into the sub-district tournament next week.
Garrett Allen shot 96 at Colville, which tied his lowest round of the season. He is starting to play more consistently and could be a surprise player at the sub-district tournament.
Bryce Harris shot 98 and Owen Baldwin shot 103. The boys finished in second place up in Colville and finished in fourth place in the final league team standings.
The top 26 boys will advance from sub-district tournament to the district tournament. Four of Chewelah’s five boys are seeded in the top 26, so Coach Harting hopes they play well and advance.
By Geno Ludwig/The Independent Staff