The Bellevue Wolverines boys golf team finished the 2017 regular season with an overall record of 7-0. Photo courtesy of Erik Monahan

Wolverines dominate on the links

Coming up with clutch putts under pressure is the norm for the Bellevue Wolverines boys golf team.

The Wolverines, who finished the 2017 regular season with a sterling 7-0 record in dual matches, were thrilled to capture the KingCo 3A regular season championship.

“We won the league and we didn’t get beat. It was fun to watch,” Bellevue head coach Erik Monahan said.

The Wolverines are led by sophomore Ian Siebers (No. 1 golfer on the team), sophomore Christian Lee, freshman Thomas Huang and senior captain Carson Cirillo.

“Those guys have been our backbone every match, day in and day out,” Monahan said. “They all have stepped up for us.”

Bellevue’s signature victory of the regular season was a 189-193 triumph (low score wins in golf) against the 2016 Class 3A state champion Redmond Mustangs on Sept. 13.

“Last year (2016 season) we were 6-1 and the only match we lost was to Redmond,” Monahan said. “We had them circled on our schedule. It was a big match and we ended up winning. From there, it was just one match at a time and we continually got support from our entire lineup. We got the scores we needed from everyone across the board. The strength of our team is our experience. We [have] a lot of golfers who play throughout the summers and they play in tournaments. Even though they are at a young age, they’ve played so much competitive golf. We really rally around each other and put up competitive scores together, which ends up to our advantage.”

Bellevue will take five golfers and one alternate to the Class 3A SeaKing District golf tournament on Oct. 24 at the Riverbend Golf Complex.

“We are hoping to move four or five onto state (tournament),” Monahan said.

Monahan, who is in his third season as the Wolverines golf head coach, said his golf program is about much more than just winning tournaments and sinking putts for birdies.

“The most important thing is we want our golfers to have the best high school golf experience around,” he said.


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