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.
Boys Host Palouse Ridge Invite
The Boys' Golf team hosted the Palouse Ridge Invite on Thursday, April 13th. 27 teams competed from many different leagues, and Pullman finished 12th overall. Junior Eric Martin had the best score on Pullman, with a total of 78 strokes. He was followed by Dane Bednar's 82, Adam Scharnhorst's 93, Terry Byrne's 97, and Ethan Kramer's 101. All together, Pullman shot 350 times.
Central Valley took first overall as a team, with 312 strokes. Individually, it was Holden Backes (Eisenhower), Tyler Fitchett (Eisenhower), and Jerrod Bishop (Wenatchee) coming out on top, all with 73 strokes a piece.
Pullman looks ahead to their third league meet on Tuesday, April 25th at the Fairways Golf Course in Cheney.