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’Cats win district championship

Oak Harbor’s Brittany Loveng  follows her shot after teeing off on the first hole.  - Tim Adams/Whidbey News-Times
Oak Harbor’s Brittany Loveng follows her shot after teeing off on the first hole.
— image credit: Tim Adams/Whidbey News-Times

Paced by Brittany Loveng, Andria Sutter and Brittany Rickman, who finished fourth, sixth and 13th, respectively, the Oak Harbor High School girls golf team captured the two-day WesCo District golf championship with a score of 135.50 points.

Played May 13 and 15 on the challenging Gallery Golf Course, the team bested rainy conditions in Tuesday’s opening round, but were treated to nearly perfect weather for golf the final round on Thursday.

For the boys, Snohomish was crowned champion scoring 174.50 points. The Wildcats tallied 113 points to finish third.

Individually, senior Eric McCardle paced Oak Harbor with a score of 74-76 — 150, to finish third. Junior Phil Reedy came in eighth with a score of 80-76 — 156, and freshman Judd Ford fired a 78-79 — 157, to tie Connor Miele from Jackson for 10th place. Ford lost in a chip-off at the conclusion of Thursday’s round to finish in 11th place.

The top 14 individuals in the boys and girls divisions advance to the state tournament.

The boys tournament begins Tuesday, May 20, at Avalon Golf Links in Burlington and the girls tee off at Sudden Valley Golf Club in Bellingham, also on Tuesday.

Loveng said she was not really happy with her score in Tuesday’s opening round.

“I could have played a lot better, but I think the weather had a lot to do with it,” the senior said. “All my clubs were wet and I couldn’t get a good grip on them. I’m really not used to playing in conditions like that.”

Loveng shot a 97 in the opening round, but came back with an 83 on Thursday to score 37 points for the Wildcats.

Sutter said she was sort of happy with her opening round score of 91.

“It was a tough day because the weather was not cooperating. We should have some good scores today,” she said, prior to teeing off in the sunshine on Thursday afternoon.

Sutter’s two-round total of 183 strokes earned Oak Harbor an additional 35 points.

Kamiak sophomore Seo Hee Moon captured girls medalist honors shooting a two-day score of 149.

Reedy said he played a gross round of golf on Tuesday when he shot an 80.

“I missed a lot of greens and that’s uncommon for me,” he said. Reedy recovered with a 76 on Thursday to finish with a two-day total of 156 strokes, earning his team 33 points.

McCardle had two solid rounds of golf shooting a 74 and a 76, to lead the Wildcats with 39 points.

“I had five bogies and a double bogie on Tuesday,” he said. “Then I finished birdie, birdie, par, birdie on the final four holes.”

Edmonds-Woodway’s Ricky McDonald earned medalist honors for the boys shooting a low score of 144 strokes.

WesCo District championship golf tournament

at Gallery Golf Course

Boys

Team scores — 1. Snohomish 174.50 points, 2. Kamiak 147.5, 3. Oak Harbor 113, 4.Jackson 85, 5. Mountlake Terrace 63.50, 6.Edmonds-Woodway 62, 7.Lake Stevens 47.50, 8. Cascade 40, 9. Stanwood 38.50, 10.Monroe 31, 11. Shorewood 20.50, 12. Marysville-Pilchuck 16.

Individual results

(Medalist and Oak Harbor scores)

Ricky McDonald, Edmonds-Woodway, 73-71 — 144.

Oak Harbor — 3. Eric McCardle 74-76 — 150, 8. Phil Reedy 80-76 — 156, 10. Judd Ford 78-79 — 157, 31. Brandon Kenworthy 86-84 — 170.

Girls

Team Scores — 1. Oak Harbor 135.50 points, 2. Snohomish 123.50, 3. Kamiak 115.5, 4. Edmonds-Woodway 111, 5. Marysville-Pilchuck 90, 6. Lake Stevens 63, 7. Monroe 48.5, 8. Jackson 47, 9. Shorewood 38.50, 10. Stanwood 34, 11. Cascade 32.50.

Individual results

(Medalist and Oak Harbor scores)

Seo Hee Moon, Kamiak, 71-78 — 149.

Oak Harbor — 4. Brittany Loveng 97-83 — 180, 6. Andria Sutter 91-92 — 183, 13. Brittany Rickman 103-102 — 205, 24. Tiffany Earnhart 111-105 — 216, 27. Melany Cone 108-112 — 220.

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