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4A

Where/When: Boys at Indian Canyon, girls at MeadowWood.

Fast Facts: Ferris sophomore Dustin Poe won the District 8 championship. Other boys district champions, teeing off at or around 8 a.m. today, are Everett’s Jacob Koppenberg (signed with Idaho), Curtis’ Kellen Eakin (Washington) and Tyler Matthews of Inglemoor (Vanderbilt). … Rogers (Puyallup) junior Jason Moore, the third-place finisher out of District 3, is the younger brother of Ryan Moore, the top amateur finisher at this year’s Masters. Moore will be teeing off in Poe’s group. … Lewis and Clark junior Molly Fuhs is the top local returner on the girls side. Fuhs shot a 158 last year, good for eighth place. She finished second at the District 8 tournament, behind Mead’s Amy Eneroth. … Fuhs’ group begins at 8:27 this morning, and playing with her will be two golfers headed to Gonzaga. Lauren Phillips of Auburn is going to play golf at GU, but Richland’s Lori Conrad will be joining the soccer team.

3A

Where/When: Boys at Qualchan, girls at Hangman Valley.

Fast Facts: Clarkston’s Joel Dahmen, who qualified third out of District 5/7, shot a 140 as a freshman in 2003 to win the State 3A championship. Last year, Dahmen shot a 154 and tied for 31st. … Bellingham’s Chris Kilmer won the 2004 title as a junior and finished one stroke behind Dahmen as a sophomore. … The GSL qualified the top three girls seeds out of the District 5/7 tournament, with East Valley’s Ashley Saffle leading the way with an 82. … Blair Ressler of Bellingham returns to defend her title. She also had a second-place finish in 2003 and an eighth-place finish as a freshman in 2002. She qualified second out of District 1, though, behind teammate Paige Rachor. … Yelm junior Beth Stonecypher finished second in 2003 and 2004.

2A

Where/When: Boys and girls at Liberty Lake.

Fast Facts: Bart Patitucci, a junior from Othello, won the last two State 2A boys tournaments. He qualified fifth out of District 5/6 this year. … Pullman has three out of District 7’s seven spots in the boys tournament, with district champion Dillion Williams leading the way. … The top five placers from last year’s State 2A girls tournament return, including champion Kimberly Schutte of Othello, who won by 10 strokes. … Pullman’s Ashley Scourey finished fourth last year as a sophomore and eighth in 2003 as a freshman. She won the District 7 title this year.

1A

Where/When: Boys at Esmerelda and girls (combined with B) at Downriver.

Fast Facts: Life Christian’s Andrew Putnam returns as the defending State 1A boys champion after shooting a 140 last year. … Jason Azzarito of Kettle Falls finished ninth last year and seventh in 2003. He qualified first out of District 7 this year. … Marianne Banton of Bear Creek School is the top returner to the State 1A/B girls tournament, finishing second last year. … Lianne Matkin of Northwest Christian is the area’s top qualifier, winning the District 7/9 tournament.

B

Where/When: Boys at Esmerelda

Fast Facts: Lind-Ritzville’s Jon McPherson finished second as a freshman and second as a sophomore at the State B tournament and seventh as a junior at the 1A classification. He’s the top seed out of District 7. … Davenport won last year’s team title, but did not qualify a golfer for this year’s tournament.

–J.D. Larson

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