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Leete, Wildcats win league titles | Girls golf

Joanna Leete putts her way to the Wesco tournament title. She helped Oak Harbor win the team championship. - Jim Waller / Whidbey News-Times
Joanna Leete putts her way to the Wesco tournament title. She helped Oak Harbor win the team championship.
— image credit: Jim Waller / Whidbey News-Times

Joanna Leete defended her league tournament and league points titles on the way to leading Oak Harbor to the Wesco 3A championship at the Whidbey Golf Club Tuesday, May 13.

Leete and the Wildcats easily won.

Oak Harbor ran away with the 10-team conference tournament title with 483 strokes, nearly 50 better than runner up Shorecrest (531), to win its first crown since 2000.

Leete shot a six-over 79, 14 strokes better than Emily Kelley of Marysville Getchell and Megan Christie of Glacier Peak.

Oak Harbor's Bree Roderos finished fourth with a 94, and Resego Mooki and Hailey Beecher tied for eighth with 99s.

Marisa Sligh (112) placed 21st and Tarra Baird (130) 37th in a field of 54.

Oak Harbor picked up 10 team points with the win, helping the Wildcats break away from a tie with Glacier Peak to claim the league points championship. The Wildcats finished with 27 points; Glacier Peak and Shorecrest had 25.

Leete earned 60 season points with her win to finish with 168. Christie was next with 162.

In the season-point rankings, Mookie (132) placed ninth, Roderos (130) 10th and Beecher (112) 18th out of 73 even though each missed a match.

"I am very proud of how the girls played," coach Andy Wesley said. "Every one of them had a tough hole out thereĀ  but stayed mentally tough to finish out with a good score."

Next, Oak Harbor tries to win the district title when it goes to the Snohomish Golf Course at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 20, and 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 21.

The team championship will be determined by first-day play. The top 70 percent in individual play will advance to the second day and play for the individual title, which will be determine by combining both day's scores.

Leete is the defending district individual champion.

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