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Kerfoot wins Wesco title; Wildcats finish 3rd | Boys golf
Mac Kerfoot and the Oak Harbor High School boys golf team surprised the field in the Western Conference 3A Championship Tournament at Kayak Point Golf Course in Stanwood Monday, May 12.
Kerfoot shot a three-over 75 to win the individual title over 58 other golfers.
That effort and a strong showing by the remainder of the Wildcat squad lifted Oak Harbor to third in the final team standings of the 10-team tournament.
Oak Harbor came into the match ranked fifth in overall team points and third in the Wesco North. The Wildcats skipped over Marysville Getchell, which placed fifth in the tournament, to finish second in the final North standings behind Stanwood.
Stanwood won the tournament with 403 strokes, followed by Meadowdale (414) and Oak Harbor (423).
The top two teams in each division qualified their entire teams for next week's district tournament, which is noon Monday and Tuesday, May 19 and 20, at the Everett Golf and Country Club.
Kerfoot trailed by two strokes after the front nine, but fired a 36 over the back side to win by two strokes over a group of four tied at 77.
In that group was the golfer who dominated Wesco play this spring, Halen Davis of Stanwood, who hadn't lost a Wesco North match this season.
Kerfoot was in a second tier of golfers who could challenge Davis with a good round, and Kerfoot responded with a career-best effort and beat Davis on his home course.
"Mac was really stoked," coach David Smith said. "When I saw him walking up to the 18th green, he had a big smile on his face."
Kerfoot finished the Wesco season with 192 match points, good for second in the North to Davis (209). Kerfoot also earned first-team, all-league honors by placing among the division's top six.
Oak Harbor's Hunter Adams, who placed 15th in the Wesco tournament with an 83, earned second-team honors by ending the year ranked ninth in the North.
Raiden Poe, who tied Adams in the Wesco tournament, finished 13th in season points and one spot from second-team honors.
Aaron Kelley (88, 26th place), Steven Timm (94, 42nd) and Mason Dieter (95, 46th) also competed for Oak Harbor in the Wesco tournament. In season points, Kelley placed 15th, Timm 17th and Dieter 20th in the North.
"I was really impressed," Smith said. "It is a really hard course; if you don't hit it straight, you will be in the trees all day. The kids stepped up big time."
Wesco 3A tournament team totals: 1, Stanwood, 403; 2, Meadowdale, 414; 3, Oak Harbor, 423; 4, Mountlake Terrace, 435; 5, Marysville Getchell, 440; 6, Shorewood, 441; 7, Glacier Peak, 447; 8, Everett, 457; 9, Shorecrest, 463; 10, Marysville-Pilchuck, 521.