Wednesday’s 2A Girls Golf: Black Hills Defeats W.F. West

By The Chronicle
Black Hills had five players score double digit points to help the Wolves to a 122-67 win over W.F. West in an Evergreen 2A Conference girls golf match at Newaukum Valley Golf Course on Wednesday.
W.F. West’s Kate Balmelli had the best showing for the Bearcats, scoring 25 points in the modified Stableford scoring system.
McKenna Canty earned medalist honors with 31 points and teammate Elle Hirotaka placed second with 30 points.
Abbey Link scored 18 points for W.F. West and Haley Simmons and Aeryn Elder each recorded nine points. Emma Finley had four points and Elizabeth Twinning rounded out W.F. West with two points.
“We’re going to see some big improvements. They’re working hard in practice so we’re going to start to see it,” W.F. West coach Bruce Thompson said.
W.F. West travels to Tumwater Valley on Tuesday to face Tumwater in a league match.

Tumwater Bests Tigers in Rain-Shortened Match
Centralia and Tumwater only managed to get six holes in due to rainy, windy weather on Wednesday, with the Thunderbirds picking up a 37-5 win in Evergreen 2A Conference girls golf action at Chehalis’ Riverside Golf Course.
“It was a hard day to play, and our kids are all beginning golfers, so to have a good hole for a lot of them and score a point was positive,” Centralia coach Hal Gronseth said. “We just have to keep getting better and they did. They left the course feeling like they hit the ball better than they did a week ago.”
The match was scored using a modified Stableford scoring system, which rewards players with points based on their score in relation to par.
Ricky Hull-Camacho notched 2 points to pace Centralia.
Julia Westberg and Mykenzee Gleizes each had 9 for Tumwater.
Centralia is back at Riverside on Monday, hosting Aberdeen in another league match.

At Riverside Golf Course
Tumwater (37) — Julia Westberg 9, Mykenzee Gleizes 9, Riley Swick 8, Kennedy Collins 6, Brianna Crites 5
Centralia (5) — Tessa Smith 1, Ricky Hull-Camacho 2, Montana Knapstad 1, Mazzi Nowicki 1, Jordan Blaettler

At Newaukum Valley Golf Course
W.F. West (67) — Kate Ballmelli 25, Haley Simmons 9, Abbey Link 18, Aeryn Elder 9, Elizabeth Twinning 2, Emma Finley 4
Black Hills (122) — Emma Darling 24, Elle Hirotaka 30, McKenna Canty 31, Jacylnn Tyner 17, Niki Jones 11, Reed 9



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