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!
Girls' Golf Powers Through
Last Wednesday the girl's golf team won their tournament scoring 159 using the stable-ford modified scoring system. In the stable-ford system you want to get more points instead of normal scoring in which you want to get less. Here's how it works: for a bogey you get plus one, for a par you get plus two, for a birdie you get plus three, and so on. Julia Lupkes lead the team with scoring a nice score of 49, the second highest scored at this event.