Griffin Stroyan was Chewelah’s one low scorer on Monday at Stoneridge with an 81 as he led the Cougar boys with an individual fourth place finish in the fourth league match of the season.
“Our team score of 481 placed us fifth,” said Coach Brian Harting. “The boys are currently in fourth place in the league standings with one match to play.”
Stroyan had five pars and a birdie to shoot 39 on the front nine holes. He had four more pars on the back nine and shot 42. His league average of 83 currently places him in fourth place individually among the league’s boys.
Bryce Harris shot 97. He shot 53 on his front nine, but came back with a 44 on the back nine.
“Bryce’s chipping and putting on the back was much better,” said Harting.
Garrett Allen returned to the clubhouse with a score of 99.
“Garrett was again pretty consistent shooting 51 – 48,” Harting said. “He had several one putts on the back, which really helped his score.”
Steele struggled through the course, finishing with an unusually high score of 101.
“JR has been unsure of his club selection at times,” said Harting, “and this indecisiveness is keeping him from being committed to his shots. I look for him to rebound this week and play well. He is currently ranked in 14th place individually.”
Owen Baldwin also had trouble on the Stoneridge course, ending up with a 103.
“Owen’s score is a little misleading,” Harting explained. “He had one of his better golf days other than two holes. He really struggled on holes 14 and 18 on his back nine. He shot 53 on the back, but he had 31 shots on 7 holes and 22 shots on the other two. If he gets through those two holes with bogeys, he saves 10 strokes.”
KorieLynn Atwood-Gertsch was the Cougar girls low scorer with 38 points, followed by Jennah Earl with 37 points, and Savannah Nupp with 18 points.
The girls are currently in sixth place in the league standings. KorieLynn had 3 pars on the front nine and only 14 putts, which is very good. She continues to climb up the individual league rankings and is currently No. 10.
Jennah hit the ball off the tee well on Monday, but her mid-range iron play was off. She had several holes where she had an extra fairway shot causing several double bogeys for the day.
Her 37 points placed her in seventh place. She is in fifth place overall in league play. Savannah also had a great driving day. This was a big improvement for her from the previous week. The girls got caught in the rainstorm at the end of their round which caused scores to go up on the back nine.
This week we have a make-up match at Medical Lake that was snowed out earlier in the season and then our last league match in Colville on Thursday.
Next week the kids start qualifying for the state tournament at the subdistrict tournament in Liberty Lake on Tuesday.
The top 26 boys and 16 girls will qualify for the district tournament the following week at Hangman.
By Geno Ludwig/The Independent Staff