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Interlake golfer ties KingCo record; team sets school mark
Interlake sophomore Andrew Kennedy tied a KingCo record and the team notched a school record in a Sept. 22 match against Liberty at Maplewood Golf Course.
Kennedy shot a 5-under-par 31 to tie the KingCo record for shots under par. The round is considered the lowest single round from an Interlake golfer in well over 10 years, said Saints coach Scott Marcum.
Kennedy hit five birdies and four pars during the match, but the highlight came on the 9th hole. Kennedy, knowing he was already 4-under, knocked his drive straight down the middle, then hit an iron shot that landed six feet from the hole.
"Then with the calm of a tour pro, he knocked in the putt for a birdie finish," Marcum said. "It was one of the most incredible rounds I have seen in 15 seasons of coaching golf."
Interlake's Patrick Sato shot a 33 to finish second, Andy Liu shot a 36 and finished third and Jacob Wilson took fourth with a 37.
The Saints team score of 175 (-5) is the lowest team score in at least 10 years at Interlake.
The Saints continued to find success this week, when the team beat Mount Si 194-203 at Tam O'Shanter Golf Course.
Kennedy, Sato and Liu all tied for third after shooting 37's.
Interlake finished second at the Class 2A state tournament a year ago. Marcum said the team has its sights set on the state title this season.
"I'm really excited about the prospect of our team over the next three seasons," Marcum said.