On Thursday, May 4th, the Girls' Golf team competed and won in the fourth GNL tournament of the year at Palouse Ridge in Pullman. With this win, Pullman clinches the Great Northern League title, going undefeated in league tournaments. Pullman accumulated 175 points using the Stableford scoring system to come in first, as Clarkston and West Valley tied for second with 166 points. Cheney came in fourth, scoring 110 points, and East Valley came in fifth with 102.
The best individual performance on the Hounds came from junior Julia Lupkes, as she ended the day with 50 points. Tyra Whitefoot and Katelyn Cornish followed Lupkes, both scoring 34 points. Sydney Klaveano had 30 and Elsie Lupkes rounded out the Hounds with a score of 27.
The next time that the Hounds are in action will be on Thursday, May 11th. They will travel to the MeadowWood Golf Course in Liberty Lake for the first round of Districts.
Boys Win League Title
On Thursday, May 4th, the Boys' Golf team won the fourth GNL tournament of the season at Palouse Ridge in Pullman. Pullman went undefeated in league this season, and they clinched the league title with this win. As a team, they shot 429 times total, besting Cheney's 456. Clarkston came in third with 462 strokes, East Valley in fourth with 477, and West Valley in last with 488.
Individually, Travis Hansen from Clarkston had the best score of 72 strokes. Junior Eric Martin of Pullman followed just behind Hansen, shooting a 73. As for the rest of Pullman's golfers: Dane Bednar shot an 81, Ethan Kramer 88, Terry Byrne 89, and Tyler Lincoln shot a 98.
The first round of Districts will take place on Thursday, May 11th, at the MeadowWood Golf Course in Liberty Lake.
Girls Win Again
The Girls' Golf team traveled to the Fairways golf course in Cheney on Tuesday, April 25th for the third GNL tournament of the season. The Hounds took home first place again, which they had already done for the two previous GNL tournaments. They accumulated 176 points using the newly implemented Stableford scoring system, in which the highest score wins. East Valley came in second place with 165 points, West Valley in 3rd with 157, Cheney in 4th with 135, and Clarkston in last with 129 points.
Individually, Junior Julia Lupkes lead the Hounds and came in 3rd place overall with 46 points. Sophomore Kaitlyn Cornish also had a nice day on the course, ending with a score of 43.
Coach John Willy praised his team as a whole, stating, "Our depth carried us to the win today. All of our girls stepped up and played well in less than desirable conditions in Cheney."
The Hounds look forward to the fourth GNL tournament out of four total, which will take place on Thursday, May 4th, at Palouse Ridge in Pullman.
Boys Win Another League Tournament
The Boys' Golf team traveled to the Fairways Golf Course in Cheney on Tuesday, April 25th for the third GNL tournament of the year. Pullman pulled out another victory and are now 3-0 in league matches. They shot 442 times total, just staying under Cheney's score of 448. Clarkston came in 3rd, followed by West Valley in 4th, and East Valley in 5th.
Junior Eric Martin tied for the best overall individual score with Travis Hansen of Clarkston - both at 74 strokes. For Pullman, Martin was followed by Terry Byrne's 82 strokes, Dane Bednar's 84, Ethan Kramer's 96, and Josh Grote's 106.
Coach Craig McCormick was enamoured with his team's effort, saying, "Everybody played well today, even though the weather was bad again. I was pleased with how we played overall as a team. Eric Martin had his low score of the year and his low in high school golf, so he played great. Josh and Terry played really well, too, given their levels of experience. Now we just have to play well next week at our home tournament up at Palouse Ridge."
As McCormick mentioned, Pullman's next meet is at Palouse Ridge. It will be the fourth GNL tournament of four total, and it takes place on Thursday, May 4th.