Bellevue-area schools will be well-represented at the Class 3A golf state tournament thanks to a strong performance at the SeaKing District 2 tournament at Riverbend Golf Course on May 12.
The top-21 golfers at the district tournament move on to the state tournament May 20-21 at Shuksan Golf Course in Bellingham.
Kelly Lee was the high finisher from the Bellevue area, as the Newport golfer finished in eighth place, shooting an 81 on the par 72 course. Gabe Barnow of Interlake finished in a four-way tie for ninth place with an 83, while Kelley Toy of Newport and McKenzie Ballod also qualified for state by tying for 13th with an 85.
Ballod’s teammate Jessica Parker shot an 88 to finish 17th, while Eastside Catholic teammates Ashley Danford and Kimmie Koehler tied for 18th by shooting 89.
Newport teammates Nicole Lomax and Hannah Ahn took the final two state spots by finishing in a tie for 20th. Both shot a 90.
Bellevue’s Catelyn Webber barely missed the cut, shooting a 91 and finishing in 22nd place. Webber will serve as the first alternate to the tournament.
Holy Names captured the team title with 43 points. Interlake finished fourth with 22 and Newport finished fifth with 21.5.
SeaKing District 2 Tournament
At Riverbend Golf Course (par 72)
Top 21 advance to state tournament
Team scores: 1, Holy Names, 43 points; 2, Bainbridge, 30.5; 3, Issaquah, 30; 4, Interlake, 22; 5, Newport, 21.5; 6, Seattle Prep, 20; 7 (tie), Mount Si and Nathan Hale, 15.5; 9, Bishop Blanchet 10.5.
Individuals: 1, Brittany Tallman, Issaquah, 68 strokes; 2, Kristin Tan, Holy Names, 69; 3, Katrina Hegge, Seattle Prep, 71; 4, Cassie Pless, Holy Names, 77; 5 (tie), Caitilin Rice, Nathan Hale, and Katie Somers, Mount Si, 78; 7, Anna Bourland, Bainbridge, 79; 8, Kelly Lee, Newport, 81; 9 (tie), Melanie Trygg, Bainbridge, Gabe Barnow, Interlake, Lindsay Chinn, Mercer Island, and Lori Pearson, Bishop Blanchet, 83; 13 (tie), Kelly Toy, Newport, and McKenzie Ballod, Interlake, 85; 15, Ryan Nottingham, Bainbridge, 86; 16, Meaghan Madgett, Skyline, 87; 17, Jessica Parker, Interlake, 88; 18 (tie), Ashley Danford, Eastside Catholic, and Kimmie Koehler, Eastside Catholic, 89; 20 (tie), Nicole Lomax, Newport, and Hannah Ahn, Newport, 90; 22, Catelyn Webber, Bellevue, 91 (first alternate); 23, Katherine Yoon, Issaquah, 92 (second alternate).
Emerald City League tournament
At Jackson GC (par 71)
Team scores: Overlake 78 points, Bush 54, Bellevue Christian 51.5, Annie Wright 48, Forest Ridge 33.5.
Individuals: (top 8 to state) — 1, Alyson Peters, Overlake, 82 strokes; 2 (tie), Lauren Anderson, Annie Wright, and Victoria Zinsley, Forest Ridge, 101; 4, Kerry Nieman, Overlake, 104; 5, Jessica Elliott, Overlake, 108; 6 (tie), Camille Priebe, Annie Wright, and Chloe Johnson, Bush, 109; 8, Carolina Glenn, Bellevue Christian, 111. Alternates — 9, Amanda Lee, Bush, 113; 10 (tie), Claire Bartholomew, Bush, and Kristen Lawler, Bellevue Christian, 115.
Emerald City League
At Jackson Park Golf Course (par 71)
Top 10 advance to state
Individuals: 1, Jordan Siao, Bush, 75 strokes; 2, Jeff Aly, Bellevue Christian, 76; 3, Philip Falco, Overlake, 78; 4 (tie), David Yaffa, Overlake, and Reid Fredrickson, Overlake, 79; 6 (tie), David Devine, Overlake, Harrison Glassey, Bellevue Christian, and Jeff Doherty, Bellevue Christian, 82; 9 (tie), Peter Black, Bush, and Daniel Ruschuck, Cedar Park Christian, 83.
Alternates: 11, Matt Trueblood, Bellevue Christian, 85; 12 (tie), Riley Bettinger, Cedar Park Christian, and Dillon Emry, Bush, 86.