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.
Girls' Palouse Ridge Invite
The Girls' golf team participated in the Palouse Ridge Invite yesterday April, 12th. The invite hosted 14 teams from all over the Washington, and Idaho area. It boasted some amazing competition with Kamiakin coming out on top with a total score of 351 strokes. The Hounds fell to 12th shooting a total of 450 strokes. Junior Julia Lupkes led the Hounds shooting a 91, followed by sophmore Katelyn Cornish with 117, senior Tyra Whitefoot with 120, senior Bethany Loomis with 122, and finally senior Sydney Klaveano with 124. The overall best score of the invite was shared between Kenedee Peters of Ephrata, and Macy Robertson of Richland who both shot 73. The Girls' next invite will be the East Valley Invite Friday, the 14th. Go Hounds!
Boys Edge Past Clarkston
The Boys' Golf team traveled to the Links Golf Club in Post Falls on Wednesday, March 29th, and came out on top. Junior Eric Martin led the way shooting a 77, while Freshman Dane Bednar followed with an 87. Terry Bryne shot a 93, Adam Scharnhorst 96, and Ethan Kramer rounded out the Hounds with a 106. In total, the Hounds shot 459 shots, just edging past Clarkston's 460. East Valley came in third with 500 total shots, followed by West Valley's 504 and Cheney's 533.
Coach Craig McCormick was very happy with their performances, stating, "We are really pleased to have eked out a victory by one stroke over Clarkston. Our kids played steady in a steady rain. Eric played really well and broke under 80 for the first time this year, so that was great to see. We had one varsity golfer sick, but the other kids stepped up."
The Hounds have now won both of the GNL tournaments thus far, with two more to come. Go Hounds!