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Interlake's Groenhout takes KingCo title | Prep sports news

Interlake junior Aleana Groenhout - Josh Suman, Bellevue Reporter
Interlake junior Aleana Groenhout
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Interlake junior Aleana Groenhout, already a two-time state qualifier, ran away with the 2A/3A KingCo title on Tuesday at the Eagle's Talon course at Willows Run Golf Course, lapping the field by 11 strokes and leading the Saints to the team scoring championship in the process.

Groenhout finished with a 36-37-73 to beat out Lake Washington's Anna Jessen and Mount Si freshman Catlin Maralack.

Interlake freshman Delaney Douglas was fourth with a score of 88, while Tenessee Hardesty, a senior, shot 96 to make the cut along with Danielle Niemann.

Bellevue's Lauren Patrick was eighth to earn a spot in the 3A state tournament, and teammates Tiffany Huang, Katie Levy, Rachel Harmeyer, Priyanka Mehta and Alexis Choi also made the cut for the Wolverines.

Sammamish's Myra Maza finished in 15th place finish at the conference meet and was the second highest finisher among 2A competitors.

Interlake finished 14 points in front of Mount Si to win the team scoring title, with Bellevue in third and Sammamish in seventh, a point behind Liberty.

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