Friday, May 21, 2010

Stearns comes on strong at State 4A golf

Ties for third place


Wood River High senior Crockett Stearns earned a medal for finishing among the top 10 State 4A golfers after 36 holes of action Monday and Tuesday at Twin Lakes Village Golf Course in Rathdrum north of Coeur d'Alene.

Stearns (81-75 for 156) finished in a tie for third place among 40 golfers in the 4A class. He carded the second-best round on the final day, a 75 one shot off the pace of Middleton's Braxton Miller. There were only six rounds in the 70s.

The individual 36-hole medalist was Taylor Schmidt of Bishop Kelly (69-80 for 149), who led the Boise-based Knights (641 strokes) to their first state boys' title since three years of domination from 2003-05. Defending champion Moscow (644) was second.

Wood River (684), last year's State 4A runner-up, couldn't get it going at the north Idaho course and finished fifth of nine teams, 43 strokes behind Bishop Kelly and 33 behind fourth-place Twin Falls (651).

Trophies went to the top four teams, including third-place Middleton (647). The 4A girls' team champion was Moscow (695) by five strokes over defending champion Middleton (700). It was Moscow's first State 4A girls' championship.

Other Hailey scores: Junior Davis Hague 79-86 for 165, three strokes out of the medals; senior Chance McCroskey 84-95 for 179; junior Charlie Evans 96-91 for 187; and senior Jonathan Hobbs 93-95 for 188.

Middleton's Cali Hipp (73-74 for 147) was 4A girls' medalist by 11 strokes.




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