Wallen wins Northwest Conference Championships


The Bellingham boys' golf team shot a 389 and won the Northwest Conference Championships at North Bellingham Golf Course on Monday, May 6.

Lynden Christain took second and shot a 399, and Lynden took third and shot a 400.

"It was a good match today, and usually better weather equals lower scores, and I saw a lot of good scores from today," Lynden Christian coach Dana Hagen said in a phone interview. "We were able to focus and that's what we needed to do going into the postseason. We needed this good round today. We weren't going to gain much in terms of standings, but we were able to get ready to sharpen our skills."

Ryan Wallen had the best score of the day, shooting a 71 for Blaine.

"Ryan is a solid player and doesn't make a lot of mistakes," Hagen said. "He could have had even a lower score today just making a few more birdie putts."

Ferndale tied for fourth with 419 with Sedro-Woolley and Mount Baker scored 426. Burlington-Edison scored 430, Squalicum 435, Anacortes 439, Sehome 440, Blaine 443, Meridian 458 and Nooksack Valley 640.

Bellingham was led by Rees Kruhlak, who scored 74 and Peter Kolodychuk, Taylor Paul and Daniel Kim, who each schot a 78.

Willy Scholten led the Lyncs with a 75 and Kyle Mark and Brock Benner led Lynden by shooting a 78.

Ferndale's Matt Scott shot a 74 and Kristjan Toivola shot a 76 for Mount Baker.

At North Bellingham Golf Course

Team scores: Bellingham 389, Lynden Christian 399, Lynden 400, Sedro-Woolley 419, Ferndale 419, Mount Baker 426, Burlington-Edison 430, Squalicum 435, Anacortes 439, Sehome 440, Blaine 443, Meridian 458, Nooksack Valley 640

Medalist: Ryan Wallen, Blaine, 71

Bellingham: Rees Kruhlak 74, Peter Kolodychuk 78, Taylor Paul 78, Daniel Kim 78, Cody Roth 81

Lynden Christian: Willy Scholten 75, Weber Bartz 79, Luke Olson 80, Jesse Feddema 81, Dillon Vander Hoek 84

Lynden: Kyle Mark 78,Brock Benner 78, Mikal Olson 79, Ryan Mouche 82, Jacob Brouwer 83

Sehome: Will McCarter 86, Ben Carroll 87, Thomas Mankle 89, Mike Larsen 89, Alex Smith 89

Mount Baker: Kristjan Toivola 76, Kenny Wilson 81, Dillon Gorum 88, Matt Multop 88, Justin Baddeley 93

Ferndale: Matt Scott 74, Daniel Ericson 84, Tanner Lesser 84, Joel Quanz 88, Zach Schockley 89

Blaine: Ryan Wallen 71, Devan Boucher 79, Antonie Nthavong 97, Jordan Antonson 97, Aaron Onyon 99

Squalicum: Levi Van Den Top 78, Tavo O'Connell 84, Max Rosser 88, Scotty Hansen 92, Tyler Hoback 93

Meridian: Drake Vanderyacht 83, Zach Blackwelder 89, Joel Eschbach 94, Nick Rautenburg 96, Trevin Todd 96

Nooksack Valley: Andrew Klander 89, Paul Newell 116

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