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Aleana Groenhout leads a trio of Interlake golfers to state - Josh Suman, Bellevue Reporter
Aleana Groenhout leads a trio of Interlake golfers to state
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For each of the four Bellevue golfers at the Sea-King District girls golf tournament May 19 at Riverbend Golf Complex, there were moments of peril.

But just as they have throughout the season, the Wolverines persevered, as Rachel Harmeyer, Susie Park, Tiffany Huang and Lauren Patrick each earned a top-20 finish and spot at the 3A state girls golf tournament.

"They played it shot-by-shot," Bellevue head coach Tori Marcum said. "It was really anybody's spot."

Harmeyer fired an 86 to lead the Wolverines, and survived an eight on number 10 after finishing the front nine in a tie for second. Patrick bounced back from a 10 on the sixth hole to shoot 44 on the back nine and finish at 94, tied with Interlake's Delaney Douglas for the final two spots above the cutline.

"They all had holes they blew up on," Marcum said. "The biggest thing was their positive attitudes."

The Saints also left with its full compliment of golfers still intact for the state tournament, as Douglas, Aleana Groenhout and Nhi Nguyen all kept their seasons alive.

Groenhout was tied for the nine hole lead after shooting 38, and finished in a tie for fourth place at 83 with McKenna Boit of Eastside Catholic.

Nguyen avoided trouble for most of the day, save for a seven on the number six, to end the tournament in sixth place with an 84.

Douglas made an eight on number 12 and another at the most inopportune time on the 18th and final hole, but managed to finish one stroke above the cutline to punch another state tournament ticket.

The 3A girls golf state tournament is May 28-29 at Lewis River Golf Course in Woodland.

Rachel Fujitani of Mercer Island shot 75 to win the individual title by one stroke of Sarah Rhee of Ingraham. The Islanders also took the team scoring championship in front of Interlake and third place Bellevue.

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