Boys struggle at district tourney

Despite finishing the top squad in the WesCo North A Division and the second best in the North overall, the Oak Harbor boys golf team will not send any participants to this year’s state tournament.

“The pattern for this team has been a little bit inconsistent,” head coach John Matzen said. “We’re real good one day and we struggle the next.”

Unfortunately for the Wildcats, they picked a difficult time to struggle during this year’s Northwest District 4A Tournament earlier in the week.

OHHS scored 45.5 points, finishing in seventh out of 13 WesCo teams at Sudden Valley Golf Club in Bellingham.

Senior Drew Bashor had the best two-day total for the Wildcats, shooting two-over par 74 on day one and 83 on day two, for a 157. His score, however, left him one stroke out of a tie-breaker position for the 14th and final spot into the state tournament.

“He just had an off day,” Matzen said referring to Tuesday’s final round. “Unfortunately it was in the district tournament.”

Senior Chris Reedy shot 81-78-159, placing him in 23rd place, while sophomore Matt Holmly shot 84-87-171 for 36th place.

“We kind of finished on a little bit of a downside with not getting anybody to state, but we still had a good season and I’m real proud of the boys for their accomplishments,” Matzen said.

Sudden Valley G.C., 36 holes, par 144

Team Scores: Jackson 148.5, Snohomish 122, Mt. Vernon 91, Kamiak 84.5, Arlington 66, Everett 51.5, Oak Harbor 45.5, Edmonds/Woodway 38, Marysville 38, Monroe 38, Mt. Lake Terrace 35, Lake Stevens 33, Shorewood 18.

Oak Harbor scores: Drew Bashor 74-83-157, Chris Reedy 78-81-159, Matt Holmly 84-87-171.

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