County sends nine golfers to WJGA State Championships


Nine Whatcom County golfers qualified for the Washington Junior Golf Association State Championships with their performances on Monday and Tuesday, July 22-23, at the WJGA District 1 Championships at Peninsula Golf Club in Port Angeles.

Cody Roth and Taylor Paul, who each list Sudden Valley Golf and Country Club as their home course, both advanced in the Boys' 16-17 division. Roth finished fourth at the district tournament (76-73-149), while Paul tied for ninth (75-80-155). Homestead Golf and Country Club's Lincoln Olson also advanced through the sub-district round last month, but did not qualify for state (87-85-172).

Sudden Valley had three golfers advance to state in the Boys' 14-15 division. Nick Nolan finished fourth (85-76-161), Kyle Baker was fifth (83-81-164) and Reese Kruhlak placed eighth (83-84-167). Homestead's Alex Crabtree missed qualifying by just one spot, as he was 10th (87-91-178).

Bellingham Golf and Country Club's Jordan Medcalf placed fourth (47-42-89) in the Boys' 8-11 division to qualify for state, while Sudden Valley's Brock Hertz (92-101-193) came up just short of moving on to state in the Boys' 12-13 division.

Sudden Valley's Jennifer Paul won the Girls' 16-17 division tournament (78-85-163), while Bellingham's Brooke Brannigan finished third (83-82-165) to advance. Homestead's Emily Ming came up one spot and just two strokes shy of qualifying (84-86-170).

Homestead's Jade Ming won the Girls' 12-13 district title (88-85-173) to advance.

The 2013 WJGA State Championship will be held July 31 through Aug. 2 at the Home Course in Dupont.

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