Spring sports preview: Coupeville golf

Coupeville High School doesn’t officially have a golf team, but it does have two golfers – two very good golfers.

Siblings Austin and Christine Fields will compete as one-person teams and follow the South Whidbey High School golf schedule.

They often practice at Whidbey Golf and Country Club and about one day a week with South Whidbey, Austin Fields said.

Senior Austin is looking for a three-peat. He qualified for the past two 1A state tournaments, placing 37th in 2011 and 36th last year. He would also like to qualify for the prestigious Bill Egbers Tournament.

Last spring he was eighth in district and fourth at tri-district and earned all-Cascade Conference honors.

Sophomore Christine was also all-conference on the way to fourth at district, seventh at tri-district and eighth in state.

Austin Fields said, “The difficulty of being a one-man team is the lack interest the game of golf brings to my school. The fact that I am not on a real team is kind of demoralizing, but I have overcome that and am accomplishing great things.”

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