It was a monumental win for the Ferndale boys' golf team, defeating the field of six to earn its first tournament win in 12 years on Tuesday, April 15, at the Grandview Golf Course.
The Golden Eagles finished with a score of 400, besting second-place Sedro-Woolley by seven strokes. Squalicum came in tied for third with Mount Baker (434), Blaine came in fifth (490) and Lynden Christian finished sixth (493).
The Lyncs' Lincoln Olson earned medalist honors after shooting a 74. Other top placers included Ferndale's Tanner Lester (78), Daniel Erickson (79) and Joel Quanz (79), and Blaine's Devan Boucher (78). Mount Baker's Kenneth Wilson (79) and Squalicum's Tavo O'Connell (80) also had strong performances.
"The kids have been practicing," Ferndale coach Joel Wark said in a phone interview. "The home course is comfortable for them. They came in with confidence, and we had four guys shoot tournament-bests. Everything is starting to come together."
Team scores: Ferndale 400, Sedro-Woolley 407, Squalicum 434, Mount Baker 434, Blaine 490, Lynden Christian 493
Medalist: Lincoln Olson, Lynden Christian, 74.
Ferndale: Tanner Lester 78, Daniel Erickson 79, Keenan Souve 84, Joel Quanz 79, Dane Larsen 80.
Sedro-Woolley: Will Babcock 80, Zach Gibbs 83, Nathan Dills 83, Colton Taxdahl 78, Corey Garrison 83.
Squalicum: Tavo O'Connell 80, Max Rosser 84, Tyler Hoback 85, Tanner Griffiths 92, Logan Sitkin 93.
Mount Baker: Kenneth Wilson 79, Dennis Kashubin 85, Matthew Multop 93, Tanner Bass 90, Mason Bass 87.
Blaine: Devan Boucher 78, Aaron Onyon 89, Charlie Baldwin 105, Chad Reimer 106, Tayler Ness 112.
Lynden Christian: Lincoln Olson 74, Eric VanderVelden 92, Koy Sterk 103, Travis Roosma 110, Kaden Sterk 114.