Wednesday’s Boys Golf: Tigers Win Scratch Off Against Bobcats
By The Chronicle
Centralia rode the hot clubs of Brett Wasson and Rudy Voetberg to a 237-257 win over Aberdeen in Evergreen 2A Conference boys golf action at Riverside Golf Course in Chehalis on Wednesday.
“Brett and Rudy have been playing really good golf lately. I think this is the third match in a row that Rudy has been match medalist or tied for it. Bretty played well too,” said Centralia coach Hal Gronseth of his players who both turned in scores of 40. “They’re still a few strokes away from as good as they can do and they know it. They’re going to come out with a 36 or 37 one of these days.”
Nolan Rice finished with a score of 47 for the Tigers while Jesse Kuykendall took 50 shots and Jayden Pannette finished with 60.
Gronseth noted that Pannette’s round was his best score of the season.
“We really need his score consistently to compete. It’s good to see him getting better and better,” Gronseth said.
Nolan King and Evan Waara both finished with rounds of 48 strokes to lead Aberdeen.
Centralia (3-2) will play Rochester on Monday at Riverside.
Bearcats Undone by Tumwater
The Thunderbirds were able to sneak by W.F. West here at Newaukum Valley Golf Course in Chehalis on Thursday with a score of 239-244 in Evergreen 2A Conference boys golf happenings.
Tumwater’s number two golfer, Regan Broome, shot a 44 to earn medalist honors on the day. Camryn Bostwick shot a 45 to lead the Bearcats. Dirk Plakinger followed suit with a round of 47, Tukker Rosbach tallied a 48 on his scorecard, Micah Ethel shot a 51, and Brock Bunker totaled 53 shots for W.F. West.
“They’ve all been very close. Every stroke counts,” said W.F. West coach Matt Klovdahl. “The league overall is just very evenly matched this year. It’s kind of fun. Every time we go out we never know how it’s going to end.”
Klovdahl added that Plakinger finished two shots below his season average to earn standout status for the Bearcats.
W.F. West (4-1) will travel to Black Hills on Tuesday for a league match.
Wolves Leave Warriors in Their Wake
TUMWATER — Rochester couldn’t keep pace with Black Hills here at Tumwater Valley Golf Course on Wednesday as the Wolves ran away with a 234-274 win in 2A Evergreen boys golf action.
Despite the loss the Warriors had three players turn in their best scores of the season. Luke Barth led the way with a round of 49. Logan Fry finished with a score of 51 and Gabe Masias shot a round of 54. Ethan Eyre and Xavier Mendez rounded out the Rochester scoring with rounds of 57, and 63, respectively.
“Luke Barth, that 49 that he had tied his best score of the year so that was good to see,” said Rochester coach Eric Holmkvist.
Holmkvist added that Eyre and Masias both played their best rounds of the season.
“We had a lot of guys who hit their best shots and scores of the year,” said a grateful Holmkvist. “It was nice to get out in the sun. The guys played a little bit better.”
Rochester (0-5) will host Centralia on Monday at Riverside Golf Course.
TIGERS 237, BOBCATS 258
Aberdeen (258) — Nolan King 48, Evan Waara 48, Gavin Timmons 53, Logan Segurn 53, Nick Farrer 56
Centralia (237) — Brett Wasson 40, Rudy Voetberg 40, Nolan Rice 47, Jesse Kuykendall 50, Jayden Pannette 60
At Newaukum Valley
T-BIRDS 239, BEARCATS 244
Tumwater (239) — Tyler Thompson 45, Regan Broome 44, Matthew Gleizes 48, Alex Groat 52, Jax Monte 50
W.F. West (244) — Camryn Bostwick 45, Tukker Rosbach 48, Dirk Plakinger 47, Brock Bunker 53, Micah Ethel 51
At Tumwater Valley
WARRIORS 274, WOLVES 234
Rochester (274) — Luke Barth 49, Logan Fry 51, Gabe Masias 54, Ethan Eyre 57, Xavier Mendez 63
Black HIlls (234) — Dylan Bigler 41, Jackson Fenner 45, Tyler Gill 45, Gerry Cassell 50, Brandon Nguyn 53