Posing here at The Valley Club
with assistant coach Sandy Sanders are Wood River High School golf team members
Tate Mills, Tristan Beckman, Scott Sanders, Alex Bliss, Joe France, Britt VanPaepeghem, Lisa Feldhusen and Rachel Pace. Express photo by David N.
Golf teams tee it up in district tests
WRHS and Cutthroat players
Amidst last week’s raindrops, golf teams
from Wood River High School and The Community School were fortunate to squeeze
in their only home meets of the 2003 season.
Coach John Braafladt’s Wood River
Wolverines entertained Magic Valley Christian, Gooding and Declo at The Valley
Club. Meanwhile, coach Bob Doyle’s Cutthroats hosted Kimberly, Buhl and Oakley
at Sun Valley Golf Course.
The 18-hole home tours were a tune-up for
this week’s district meets. Here are results:
At The Valley Club
The teams played the same nine holes at
the mid-valley course. The first nine they went off from the blue tees and the
second nine from the black.
Individual medalist was James Jarvis of
Magic Valley Christian with an 11-over-par 83. Wood River’s Scott Sanders tied
for fourth out of 20 boys with a score of 89, 17-over-par.
Tate Mills scored 91, Tristan Beckman 92
and Alex Bliss 96 for Wood River. Also playing for Hailey was Joe France.
In the team standings based on the total
of the lowest four scores, Magic Valley Christian won with 362 points. Declo had
364, Wood River was third with 368 and Gooding fourth, 440.
Highlight for Wood River’s girls was Britt
VanPaepeghem tying for first place overall with a score of 113. Others were the
same score of 113 were Katie Garcin of Gooding and Sierra Fenstermaker, Declo.
Lisa Feldhusen and Rachel Pace also played
In the girls’ team totals, Declo won with
505 and Gooding had 517 for their final tally.
Sun Valley tours
Kimberly’s Zach Abels carded a 3-over-par
75 to become the individual boys’ medalist of last Tuesday’s 18-hole meet at Sun
Noah Loyd of The Community School shot a
9-over-par 81 to lead the home team. Reed Boeger had 95, Skip deFabry 99, Fraser
Donald 107 and Reid Welsh 107 for the Cutthroats.
Kimberly won boys’ team with 327 points
ahead of Buhl 369, The Community School in third place 382 and Oakley 404.
The girls played nine holes led by
Courtney Gemar of Buhl and Ashley Smith of Kimberly. They both shot 44. Buhl
(209) and Kimberly (219) were the leading girls’ teams.
Community School senior Noah Loyd
qualified for next week’s state meet by shooting a fifth-place 78 during
Monday’s District 2A golf meet at Carmela Vineyards, Glenns Ferry.
The Cutthroats (361 points) placed fourth
in the eight-team standings behind Glenns Ferry (316). Individual medalist was
Anthony Nelson of Valley, 71.
The 2A state meet is Monday, May 19 at
Riverbend Golf Course in Homedale.
Final local event of the season was the
District 3A golf tourney Tuesday at Clear Lake Country Club, Buhl.
There were six teams in the Sawtooth
Central Idaho Conference 3A district meet—Wood River, Buhl, Filer, Declo,
Kimberly and Gooding.
The top six individual players and the two
lowest-scoring teams from yesterday’s meet qualified for the State 3A golf meet
Monday and Tuesday, May 19-20 at Scotch Pines Golf Course in Payette.