Redmond wins 4A KingCo boys golf tournament, qualifies for state

Mustangs return to the big dance in the spring.

Redmond High’s boys golf squad is headed back to state after winning the 4A KingCo tournament on Monday and Tuesday at the Snohomish Golf Course.

The Mustangs, who won the 3A state title two years ago and qualified last year, finished ahead of Eastlake, 583-594, and the two squads are set for state in the spring. There may be a third 4A KingCo team in Mount Si, and that will be determined in March when other districts begin their golf seasons and officials see how many 4A squads are competing, according to Redmond head coach Steve Wiebe.

Redmond’s Akshay Anand tied for second with Eastlake’s Costas Panay in the league medalist tournament on Monday at Snohomish Golf Course.

Mount Si’s Drew Warford captured the title with a 2-under 36-34-70 and won by two strokes over Anand and Panay, who both shot even-par on the day. Anand’s marks were 36-36-72 and Panay’s were 37-35-72.

Anand shot a 3-under on day two and finished with a 72-69-141, which was tops amongst the entire field. Warford finished with a 70-72-142 and Panay ended up with a 72-70-142.

Redmond’s three other top golfers during tourney were Ryan Ho (75-70-145), Alex Marshall (74-74-148) and Arnav Mittal (75-74-149). Trent Colombe (81-88-169) will be the fifth member of the Stang state squad. Conner Hansford was Redmond’s sixth golfer at this week’s tourney with an 84-84-168.

“They all played their ‘A’ game. Anand was 4-under at one point and Ho was 5-under at one point,” said Wiebe, adding that the key this season was, “If they all shoot their best, we can play with anybody.”