Led by junior Will Stansell, The Bear Creek School boys’ golf team put together a strong showing at the 1B/2B state tournament on Tuesday and Wednesday at Tri-City Country Club in Kennewick to place second with 69 team points, just five points behind state champion Colfax.
Bear Creek had three players make the cut to the final round, with Stansell opening with a 75 before firing a 71 on the second day to move up into a tie for seventh.
Ricky Olson (76-79-155) and Gannon McCahill (78-78-156) finished 21st and 24th, respectively, for the Grizzlies.
Freshman Morgan Cadigan shot 95-96-191 to place 12th on the girls’ side.
OVERLAKE’S FREDRICKSON RALLIES FOR TOP 10 FINISH
The Overlake School junior Reid Fredrickson overcame a tough first round of 78 to fire a 1-under 71 in Wednesday’s round and move from 26th to 10th at the 1A Boys’ State Championship.
Fredrickson’s 71 was the third best score in the field during Wednesday’s play at Columbia Point Golf Course in Richland.
Overlake freshman Danny Lee shot an 82 on Tuesday and missed the cut by two shots.
The tournament was won by Goldendale High School’s Zach Wanderscheid, who shot an incredible 7-under 65 on Tuesday en route to a 65-71-136 total.
MUSTANGS’ MROZ 10th AT STATE
Charlie Mroz opened up with a even-par 72 on Tuesday, good for fourth place, but faded to a 76 and a 10th place finish in Wednesday’s final round in wet conditions at Kennewick’s difficult Canyon Lakes Golf Course in the 4A Boys’ State Championships.
James Feutz, a sophomore from Bellarmine Prep, won the state title with a score of 69-69-138.
Mroz, the only Mustang to make state, was the highest-placing junior in the field.