Ferris senior Craig Leslie shot Tuesday’s best round, a 3-under-par 69, to tie for second place at the boys State 4A golf tournament at Canyon Lakes Golf Course in Kennewick.
Leslie entered the day tied for 11th place after Monday’s opening-round 73. He finished in a four-way tie for second, two shots behind Richland’s Zach Bixler.
Bixler shot consecutive rounds of 70. He was the top returner from 2003, when he placed third.
Leslie’s other state experience came while attending Liberty High as a freshman and sophomore. The UCLA recruit won the 1A title two years ago and placed second as a freshman.
Dustin Poe, with a final-round 72, tied for 13th at 148 to help Ferris take second place in the team race. The Saxons scored 67 1/4 points to trail Richland’s 84. Bellarmine Prep, Woodinville and Snohomish rounded out the top five.
Gonzaga Prep’s Brad Blakely and Central Valley’s Nick Grigsby were among a group of eight at 149. Lewis and Clark’s Aaron Biel, tied for fifth after the first day, skied to an 82 and finished at 153.
At Meadow Springs County Club in Richland, Gonzaga Prep senior Ellie Brophy carded a 4-over 76 to finish in fourth place at 154. Brophy, who placed third in 2002 and 2003, began the day tied for eighth. First-round leader Chris Yun of Bellarmine Prep followed up Monday’s 69 with a 78 to win by two shots. Lewis and Clark’s Molly Fuhs, tied for third after one round, shot an 83 and finished in a three-way tie for ninth at 158. Mead’s Amy Eneroth finished another stroke back, after a 79. Other Greater Spokane League results: Haley Parsons, University, 162; Annie Brophy, G-Prep, 163; Mandy Parsons, U-Hi, 167; Allison Moran, LC, 167; and Nicole Barham, Central Valley, 175. Bellarmine Prep (81 points) repeated as team champion. Fifth-place G-Prep (59) finished 2 1/2 points behind runner-up Kamiak. LC placed sixth, University seventh.
Davenport’s Ryan Masteller (144) and Taylor Warwick (147) finished 1-2 at Columbia Point in Richland. Masteller shot his second consecutive even-par 72, and Warwick carded a final-round 73. Tekoa-Oakesdale’s Aaron Klaus and Willapa Valley’s Scott Snodgrass tied for third at 150. Odessa’s Erik Kuch (161) tied for fifth.
At Apple Tree Golf Course in Yakima, Bellingham’s Chris Kilmer shot a 1-under 71 to finish at 141, one shot ahead of four competitors. Kilmer’s effort helped Bellingham score 83 1/2 points and win the team title by one-half point over Bainbridge. Defending champion Joel Dahmen of Clarkston shot 76 to finish at 154.
Champion Blair Ressler, at even-par 144, and Jessi Gebhardt, with a 147 that tied for second place, led Bellingham to the team title at Yakima’s Apple Tree. Bellingham scored 153 points to more than double the field. Cheney’s Katie Fuqua shot her second consecutive 84 to finish two shots ahead of Ashley Wieber of West Valley. Wieber followed up an 82 with an 88.
Othello’s Bart Patitucci defeated Andy Weil of Deer Park on the first playoff hole to win medalist honors at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco. Both players finished two rounds at 2-under 142, five shots ahead of Chewelah’s Brenton Harting and Ilwaco’s Peter Gaynor. First-round leader Harting followed up a 69 with a 78. Othello won the team title with 40 1/2 points. Chewelah (20) placed third.
At Sun Willows, Othello’s Kimberly Schutte carded a 1-over 73 to finish at 149, 10 shots ahead of the field. Schutte’s win led the Huskies to the team title, with 37 1/2 points. Third-place Pullman (28) was led by the 168 of fourth-place Ashley Scourey and Nicole Hermanson’s 180. Chewelah’s Kaleena Nussbaum tied for fifth at 179.
At Columbia Point, first-round leader Jon McPherson of Lind-Ritzville followed up a 4-under 68 with a 78 and finished tied for seventh, six shots behind medalist Andrew Putnam of Life Christian. Jason Azzarito of Kettle Falls placed ninth at 147.
At Tri-Cities Country Club in Kennewick, Okanogan’s Sadie Green fired a 4-over 76 to finish at 158, four shots better than Marianne Banton of Bear Creek. Wilbur-Creston’s Dena Riechmann, the first-round leader, answered Monday’s 80 with an 87 to finish in a three-way tie for third. Tekoa-Oakesdale’s Hana Buergel placed 11th at 179, one shot ahead of Northwest Christian’s Lianne Matkin. Okanogan won the team title with 38 1/2 points.
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