Wednesday’s Boys Golf: W.F. West Secures Swamp Cup Win on the Greens
By The Chronicle
The Bearcats bounced back from a tough loss on Tuesday in time to defend their home turf against their Twin City rivals on Wednesday. W.F. West was able to defeat Centralia by a score of 218-231 at Newaukum Valley Golf Course in Chehalis in Evergreen 2A Conference boys golf matchup.
“I think they were very motivated after the Tuesday score (at Black Hills). Being back home really helps at the comfortable confines of Newaukum. The course is in great shape and the greens were in great shape and they just played really well,” said W.F. West coach Matt Klovdahl.
Camryn Bostwick was the match medalist with a round of 37 for the Bearcats while Dirk Plakinger managed a round of 41. Tukker Rosback buffered those scores with a round of 45, while Brock Bunker and Micah Ethel recorded 46 and 49 shots, respectively.
“I think all of the guys on our varsity shot below their average and a couple for them shot their best round the year. It’s nice to see them bounce back from a tough loss,” added Klovdahl.
Brett Wasson led all Centralia golfers with a score of 40. Rudy Voetberg turned in a score of 42 and Jesse Kuykendall tallied 44 strokes in the loss.
W.F. West (5-2) will play at Newaukum Golf Course on Monday versus Rochester. Centralia (1-2) will host Tumwater at Riverside Golf Course on Monday.
Warriors Go Down Swinging Against Bobcats
Rochester wound up on the wrong end of the math here on Wednesday as Aberdeen shot their way to a 230-279 victory in Evergreen 2A Conference boys golf happenings at Riverside Golf Course in Chehalis.
Warriors coach Eric Holmkvist noted that his top golfers had an off day while the bottom end of the varsity rotation managed to put some good swings on the ball in the loss. He also lamented poor green conditions due to regularly scheduled punch and sand maintenance but refused to place blame on the bumpy putting surface.
“They were playing on the same greens as us, we just couldn’t keep up,” reasoned Holmkvist.
Nolan King was the match medalist with a round of 40 for the Bobcats while Evan Waara added a score of 41. Nick Farrer turned in a scorecard of 45 for Aberdeen and Logan Seguin took 48 shots out of the fourth spot in the lineup.
“They had five solid scores, and shoot, when you can get scores like that… I mean, they had four guys who all beat us. It’s going to be hard to compete,” said Holmkvist.
Logan Fry had the best score for Rochester with a round of 52. Luke Barth and Xavier Mendez both backed up Fry with scores of 53. Brady Moen and Gabe Masias rounded out the Warriors scoring with 60 and 61 shots, respectively.
“We had five kids have double digit improvement over their average. It was good,” added Holmkvist. “It will be nice when we have a whole team firing on the same cylinders and everyone turning in their best scores.”
Holmkvist made sure to point out junior varsity Rowdy Edminster’s performance in the undercard match. Holmkvist pointed out that Edminster has only been golfing for a few weeks and managed to shoot a 54 on Wednesday, which would have been good enough for fourth for the varsity team.
Rochester (0-7) wil play W.F. West at Newaukum Valley Golf Course on Monday.
Bearcats Can’t Hang with Wolves
TUMWATER — W.F. West came up short here on Tuesday in a 2A Evergreen Conference boys golf match as Black Hills claimed a 219-247 victory.
“I believe it was their best match of the year and it was our worst match of the year so they kind of took it to us,” noted W.F. West coach Matt Klovdahl.
Jackson Fenner of Black Hills was the match medalist with a round of 40. Tyler Gill followed suit with a 43 for the home team while Mason Lunsford and Gerry Cassell turned in twin scores of 45.
For the Bearcats it was Dirk Plakinger who set the pace with a round of 46. Tukker Rosbach and Micah Ethel both backed up Plakinger with rounds of 47 while Camryn Bostwick wrote down an uncharacteristic 50 on his scorecard.
“It’s just one of those things that happens sometimes when you go away and you wind up playing bad,” said Klovdahl.
At Newaukum Valley GC
BEARCATS 218, TIGERS 231
Centralia (231) — Brett Wasson 40, Rudy Voetberg 42, Jesse Kuykendall 44, Nolan Rice 51, Jayden Pannette 54
W.F. West (218) — Camryn Bostwick 37, Dirk Plakinger 41, Tucker Rosbach 45, Brock Bunker 46, Micah Ethel 49
At Riverside Golf Course
BOBCATS 230, WARRIORS 279
Aberdeen (230) — Nolan King 40, Evan Waara 41, Nick Farrer 45, Logan Seguin 48, Gavin Timmons 56
Rochester (279) Logan Fry 52, Luke Barth 53, Xavier Mendez 53, Brady Moen 60, Gabe Macias 61
At Tumwater Valley GC
WOLVES 219, BEARCATS 247
W.F. West (247) — Camryn Bostwick 50, Tucker Rosbach 47, Dirk Plakinger 46, Brock Bunker 57, Micah Ethel 47
Black Hills (219) — Jackson Fenner 40, Tyler Gill 43, Mason Lunsford 45, Gerry Cassell 45, Golfer #5 “Spencer” 46